Works-For-Me Wednesday: Medicine Bag

wfmwheader_4.jpgWhen we travel by air or car, we always pack toiletries and medicines in an overnight case. But with either means of transportation, that case isn’t always easy to get to. So on one trip, I put some tablets of the most-often used medicines (for us, ibuprofen, Tums, Lact-aid, Claritin, Pepto-Bismol caplets, and a few more) in snack-sized resealable plastic bags, and then put all of those into a sandwich sized bag and put it in my purse for easy access. I ended up never taking it out. It was so handy to have certain medicines available right at hand when needed.

You could probably combine some in the same bag if they aren’t powdery. If, like us, you buy a lot of generics, you might want to label each bag with a label-maker (or even masking tape or blank address label — whatever you have on hand) because the generics are sometimes harder to recognize.

If you wanted it to look nicer, you could put it in a cosmetic bag.

If you only use a few medicines regularly, you could put some of each in one of those plastic day-of-the-week pill sorters.

Another quick tip: if you fly, you probably want to keep prescription medicines with you rather than in your checked luggage in case your suitcase ends up taking a different route. šŸ™‚

As always, you can find a wealth of great tips and add you own at the site of our WFMW hostess, Shannon at Rocks In My Dryer.


4 thoughts on “Works-For-Me Wednesday: Medicine Bag

  1. I never did this until taking children along on trips; I always wanted the right medicine on hand, even in the middle of the night.

    Thanks for the tips on organizing it all!

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