Tips on Getting Started from Real Simple.com:
1. Start by removing everything from your medicine cabinet. As you take each item out, check the expiration date. If it has expired, dispose of it properly. (The best way to dispose of medicine is to mix it with coffee grounds, cat litter, or sawdust in a zippered plastic bag and throw it out with the garbage. This will keep them away from kids and pets and prevent harm to fish and other wildlife habitats. Highly addictive drugs, which the food and drug administration classify as controlled substances should be flushed to eliminate any chance of accidental ingestion. Visit smarxtdisposal.net for a full list. Another options is to participate in a medication take-back program. To find out if your area has one and which medications it accepts, contact the local waste-management office at your city hall.) Sort and organize anything that hasn’t expired into piles based on what they are used for – pain medicines together, first aid essentials in another pile, and so on.
2. Look at your piles and evaluate what you need to re-stock. It's smart to have products for each of the following categories: Pain and fever, allergies, digestive issues, cuts and burns, and sunscreen. For a complete list of what you should stock see the Medicine Cabinet Essentials Checklist and the First Aid Essentials Checklist. Purchase anything that you are missing.