Thursday, November 11, 2010
Preparing for Battle
I decided to use a surprising, but appreciated burst of energy to fully equip ourselves for future germ-attacks. Naturally, hand-washing, healthy eating, and actually being consistent in taking our vitamins is a good start. But then, there are the practical steps. 'Cause if you are feeling crummy, who wants to paw through a tub of expired medicine in the dimly lit hallway in hopes to find your symptom salvation?
Preparing for Battle:
• Locate, collect, and dump out the big ol' mess of medicinal boxes and bottles that you have scattered around the house. I recommend doing this at the kitchen counter, garbage at hand and wet rag to clean out the syrupy goo you know you'll find.
• Throw out all expired, mostly used, or just plain suspicious products.
• Separate products that you regularly use during sick-season, and those you don't use as often. Keep the high-use products in a bin in the kitchen if you have room. I find this a much better location than my aforementioned dimly lit hallway closet. And while you're at it, toss in band-aids and Neosporin. You know you'll need it for something within the week. Am I right?
• Make a list of any products you need to replenish so you can snag them at the store the next time you are out.
-Ricola Throat Drops
-Sambucol (elderberry stuff that seems to help)
-Pepto chewable tablets
-Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Anti-Histamine, Cough Syrup, Decongestant/Expectorant (Adult & Kid)
-Multi-Vitamins (Adult & Kid)
-Olive Leaf tablets
-Kleenex boxes (and lots of them!)
What are some of your favorite products from your cold/flu season arsenal?