Know How to Put Your Pills in Their Place?
by Staff
Does this scenario sound familiar: It starts with a sneeze, then comes the stuffy nose, hacking cough and killer headache. You head to your medicine cabinet looking for some sweet relief, only to find expired medicines and a mess you just can't deal with right now. If you'd like to avoid this scene the next time you're under the weather, then organization is key. But where do you start? And how much do you really know about keeping an organized medicine cabinet? Take our quiz to find out.

What's the first rule of organization?

  • Use it or lose it.
  • A place for everything and everything in its place.
  • Neither a nor b are correct.

What should always be stored separately from adult medications?

  • kids' medications
  • pet medications
  • first-aid ointments

What is the ideal temperature range for storing medications?

  • 56 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 78 to 87 degrees Fahrenheit

What room is often the least desirable for storing medication?

  • kitchen
  • bathroom
  • bedroom

How often should you sort through your medications and look for expired packages?

  • every six months
  • once a year
  • once every two years

True or false? Your medicine cabinets should also hold toiletry items like shampoo and conditioner.

  • true
  • false

How deep are the shelves in the average medicine cabinet?

  • 2 inches
  • 4 inches
  • 6 inches

What's the ideal material for medicine cabinet storage?

  • wood
  • acrylic
  • metal

What is the best way to dispose of your medications?

  • throw in the trash
  • pour down sink
  • flush down toilet

What is the best practice to prevent catching a virus?

  • wash your hands
  • wear a mask
  • avoid shaking hands