DIY Travel Hack…Mini Travel Medicine Cabinet! #PackThis #PreparedTraveler
It’s no secret that I love Pinterest and when I saw this travel hack I just had to try and recreate it and share with you…my favorite travelers. As we get older we rely on more and more over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to combat minor aches and pains. When I travel, I pack all those little bottles in a quart size Ziploc bag. It’s tedious and cumbersome. I used to always think people were staring at me thinking I was a hypochondriac or something when I pulled my bag out(lol). Thanks to this fabulous DIY travel hack that’s a thing of the past.
This mini travel medicine cabinet will keep all of our favorite OTC medicines readily available and organized. Once you gather all of your supplies, this DIY travel hack will take (at the most) 15 minutes to make .
You’ll Need These Supplies….
- XL Pill Planner – You can purchase these at your favorite pharmacy or big box stores like CVS, Target or Walmart. I picked up this one at my local Shoppers Food Warehouse for $2. It comes in a variety of colors and is very sturdy. The compartments also seem to stay closed and not open easily which is a plus for traveling. You’ll also need one that has smooth surfaces on top.
- Medicine labels – You can make the labels one of two ways. You can google images of your favorite OTC medicines then copy the images into a word document and print them on a color laser printer. After you’ve copied your images to a word document, reduce them to a size that will fit the top of each compartment. I didn’t measure, I just guessed while looking at the pill planner. You can also cut the original packaging and use them as labels. In the essence of time I printed my labels.
- Tape & scissors – You probably have these in your house already. Make sure the tape is the shiny scotch tape. It will make the labels look smooth and lay flat.
Once you have all of your supplies, just cut your labels out to fit the tops and tape one over each day of the week. That’s it, it’s really that easy! When you’re ready to travel, fill’er up! (lol) If you’re going to fill and leave in your luggage, just remember to restock after each trip.
I love that my DIY mini travel medicine cabinet takes up very little space in my carry-on bag and it’s so cute! (lol) You can share one with your spouse or better yet make one for him with his favorite OTC meds. It’s so quick and easy you can make one for your kids filled with the meds they may need on vacation. Make one for your parents too! They’ll love you for it! Trust me no one wants to travel with 15 bottles of medicine in a ziploc bag. (lol)
It’s always better to have the medicines you use on hand and not need them, than to need them and have to buy them on vacation. No more worries, you’ll have your personal favorites with you and not have to substitute if the hotel gift shop doesn’t have the one you like. Prepared travelers are happy travelers! #PreparedTraveler
What do you think? Would the mini travel medicine cabinet work for you and your family?
Be Happy. Be Fabulous. Be Well Traveled.
By The Travelin Diva ~ Kirstin N. Fuller