‘This is genius’: Nurse mum leaves the internet in stitches with her VERY blunt medicine cabinet – including ‘allergic to people’ and ‘man flu’
- Australians are raving about a nurse’s incredibly organised medicine cabinet
- She used a $30 drawer from Bunnings to arrange items with military precision
- The container has 20 clear drawers which allow you to see what’s inside
- A photo of the cabinet has gone viral on Facebook since it was shared last week
A nurse has used a $30 storage container from Bunnings to organise painkillers, medication and first-aid supplies for her partner and children with military precision.
The container has 20 transparent pull-out drawers which allow you to separate medicine into categories and clearly see what’s inside.
The mother labelled each drawer with its contents, starting with basics like antibiotics, iron supplements and hydralite sachets for hangovers and dehydration.
She wrote amusing descriptions under the names of complex medicines that her family might not understand, saying ‘lorastyne’ is for being ‘allergic to people’, ‘loperamide’ is to ‘stop the poo’ and ‘mebendazole’ is to soothe an ‘itchy a******’.
She said cold and flu tablets should be only used to treat ‘man flu’, with males notorious for exaggerating the severity of the mildest symptoms.
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The militarily organised medicine cabinet of an Australian nurse, labelled with amusing descriptions of the tablets and medications inside
Under ‘phenergan’ and ‘doxylamine’, antihistamines used to treat allergies and insomnia, she wrote a line of ‘Z’s to indicate the tablets will send you straight to sleep.
A photo of the nurse’s cabinet has been liked by 2,100 people since it was shared in an Australian household group on Facebook on Thursday, with many saying she’d inspired them to make their own.
‘Oh my God I needed this, thank you! The medicine cupboard has always been one I’ve struggled with, this is perfect,’ she said.
Another said: ‘I need to do something like this. I’m a nurse too, and now my toddler can reach my medicine drawer. Plus in emergencies it’s hard to find things and even though I organise it, my husband just messes it up again.’
‘This is genius. Made my evening,’ said a third.
The $30 plastic storage container from Bunnings, with 20 transparent pull-out drawers perfect for separating medicine and first-aid supplies
Others said the extensive first-aid kit made them feel unprepared for home emergencies.
‘This makes me feel so insufficiently stocked – I have no medications at home except Panadol for adults!’ one woman said.
The medicine drawer is the latest home organisation trick to sweep social media this year.
Hundreds have been sharing photos of perfectly organised pantries and fridges which they spent hours rearranging to pass time during lockdown.
‘Australia’s most organised mum’ Steph Pase’s top household tips
Steph (pictured) also likes to prepare meals ahead of time in the slow cooker when she knows she has a busy day
Parenting blogger Steph Pase, 29, has built a following on Instagram and YouTube with her immaculately tidy home.
* SET A WEEKLY CLEANING SCHEDULE: Steph has tasks she will complete daily, weekly and monthly, and uses the Tidy app, which reminds her how urgent different cleaning tasks are getting.
* PREP FOOD AHEAD OF TIME: Steph likes to use a Sunday to chop lots of fruit and veg for the week and pre-prepare breakfasts. Then, no matter how busy the weeks get, her eating will always be under control.
* PLAN MEALS AHEAD OF TIME: Steph likes to plan for up to a week ahead.
* USE YOUR SLOW COOKER: If she knows she has an especially busy day coming up, Steph said she’ll start dinner first thing in the morning.
* SCHEDULE A LOAD OF WASHING FOR FIRST THING:If your washing machine has the functionality, then schedule a wash for nine hours after you go to bed and you’ll wake up to a completed wash ready to be hung out.
A perfectly organised fridge separated into different types of food
Hundreds have been sharing photos of regimented fridges (pictured) which they rearranged to pass time during lockdown
Many shared tricks, with one woman saying she places food on top of tea towels to cut down on cleaning time by preventing spillages from congealing on the shelves.
Another said she spends Sunday afternoons preparing lunches for the week ahead and puts the pre-prepared snacks into brown paper bags to save time in the mornings.
Others said they store sauces and condiments on lazy Susans to save them hunting for bottles at the back of the fridge.
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