Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet: Shifrah's Medicine Cabinet Progress

Apartment Therapy Weekend Project

Your medicine cabinet is probably one of the last things you face at night and one of the first you encounter in the morning. One that's crammed full, messy, and, um, not the cleanest isn't the best way to bookend the day. Playing a losing game of Jenga with its contents is downright stressful. This weekend, treat yourself to a medicine cabinet that's fresh and orderly, and the ship-shape feeling that gives you.

At first glance my medicine cabinet doesn't seem to need much of a cleaning. I don't have to share (my husband has his own on his side of the sink) and we keep medicine in a much more inaccessible place (on the top shelf of our laundry room) for safety reasons. Nevertheless, my medicine cabinet was really due for a cleaning and purging. Here's how I achieved a fresh medicine cabinet, and how with just a little bit of time, you can too.

One of the worst offenders in my medicine cabinet was moisture from dripping contact lens cases and my toothbrush. Though I try to shake them off, they are never totally dry when I put them away. I hate leaving things out on the counters, so into the medicine cabinet they go. And after a's just not pretty. Not my finest housekeeping moment.

So I started my medicine cabinet cleaning with taking everything out, and wiping the inside squeaky clean. Ahhh, fresh slate. Tune in tomorrow to see the final steps and the end result!

Note: A major part of decluttering a medicine cabinet—if you keep your medicine there—is disposing of unused or expired medication. This is very important for both health and safety reasons. For guidelines, see How to Dispose of Unused Medicines.

Take quick photos of either your "before" medicine cabinet or your amazingly clean, organized "after" result. Post and tag on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Tumblr with #atweekendproject. We'll be looking for you!

(Image credits: Shifrah Combiths)