What is one of the most dangerous behaviors you can have at home and not know how dangerous it is?
Keeping expired prescription drugs in your cabinets.
But, did you know this is one of the easiest problems to solve.
Well, my new moving and storage expert, Mike Mitchell from "Value Store It" Self Storage in Brooklyn, NY has some expert advice to help us deal with this issue properly. Mike is a budding writer and an expert on any and all issues surrounding moving.
Here's what Mike suggests...........
"Almost everyone has a stash of medications somewhere in their house. It’s easy to collect a supply of pain pills, indigestion tablets, allergy pills and more in a drawer or cupboard. What about that prescription your doctor gave you months ago and that still has a few pills left in it? It’s important to corral your medications into a safe place far away from the reach of children’s fingers or pets’ curiosity.
But what do you do when you have a bunch of medications to get rid of especially if you are planning a move to a new home?
For many people packing up to move, the choice is between throwing them out, tossing them in the toilet or packing them with you to your next place because you aren’t sure what else to do.
You’ve probably heard that traces of anti-depressants, antibiotics, hormones, and other drugs have shown up in the water supply of some large cities. This is a cause for concern, and it is also a reason why flushing unwanted prescriptions or medications down the toilet or sink might be a bad idea. There are several options to flushing, one of which is certain to work for you.
- Community Take-Back Programs. Some communities offer a take-back program for unused prescription drugs. Call your local government office to find out if such a program exists in your area.
- Talk to Your Doctor’s Office. Some doctors will relieve you of unneeded prescriptions if you bring them to the office.
- Throwing Them Away. If you can’t find any other method of disposing of prescription or OTC medications, you can mix the pills with something that most people find inedible or disgusting—coffee grounds or used kitty litter, for instance. Put the mixture into a sealable bag and throw the bag into the trash. This will discourage garbage pickers from picking out prescription bottles with pills or eliminate the chance of an animal accidentally eating them.
These are some great suggestions by Mike. Why take a chance hurting someone else or the environment? Take a look in your cabinets and cupboards this weekend and see what needs to go.
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