Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Organising vitamins in the kitchen

We keep our vitamins in the kitchen because we take them after we have breakfast. I take 4 - a calcium magnesium supplement, evening primrose oil, a woman's multivitamin supplement and my favourite, vitamin C.

before - this is the mess when I unpacked it all. I returned medicines to the bathroom, put the extras in a separate container and organised the rest for easy use.

after - that green basket holds all the extra boxes. Clicks often has 3 for the price of 2 specials on vitamins and I stock up. In this picture, you can see how easy it is to take down the little green basket, take the vitamins and put it back.

after - this is what it looks like on my corner shelf. The flat plastic container to the left of the front green basket is what I keep in my lunch bag and take to work. There is just enough space for 5 of each for the week.

and this is the aerial view

1. Does this idea work for you?

2. Where do you keep your vitamins and how do you organise them?

For more tackles, visit 5 minutes for mom


MrsMomma said...

Hi! Great organising! I love the green! I organize my family's vitamins & meds on a shelf in my kitchen, too. Only I use a turntable instead of a basket. That way when I look up and don't see what I'm looking for, I just spin it around.


Marcia said...

Hi Heather

Thanks for dropping by. A turntable is a great idea!

Melonie said...

This is a neat idea (no pun intended) and I am loving the bigger basket. Very fun!

Right now we only have one jar of vitamins that my daughter and I both take (Flinstones chewables in case anyone is wondering how I take the same as a 6 yo. lol) - but I do keep them in the kitchen on the bread shelf of the cupboard where our breakfast and lunch items go. That way if I make toast for breakfast or a sandwich for lunch I am reminded at *some* point of the day to get us each a vitamin! When I was pregnant I used to just set one out on the table at our spots, but when I had my son I broke myself of that habit so that I won't forget to break it when he's crawling and walking!

queenoftheclick said...

I like your containers - very cute and cheery.

I also keep vitamins and medicines in a kitchen cabinet. The cabinet was large and I couldn't find the right size basket so I asked my sweetie to build some wooden boxes for it. He did a nice job and the boxes have a dipped front so that it's easy to grab. Each box is for a different type of illness - general cold, allergies, first aid, etc.

I'm a regular follower of your blog. :) Love your ideas!

Michelle Pendergrass said...

Great tackle!

We have our vitamins and pills in baskets in a small cabinet above our sink.

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

We keep our vitamins (and a few staple drugs as well) in the highest kitchen cupboard possible--we have a 2 1/2 year old...
Some of the bottles are so big, because we buy in bulk, it is hard to keep the basket from overflowing at times...

shris said...


I use a breadbox for vitamins and regular medicines. I like that it's got a door that stays closed--this way the visual clutter of the bottles is hidden behind the plain wood exterior of the breadbox.

As I get older, I find that I like clear containers inside opaque containers. That is to say, a clear plastic box (or several) inside a cabinet, wardrobe, pantry, etc. that is opaque. This way the view from the center of the room is very simple and clean.