As a sufferer of arthritis, allergies, and chronic headaches, I’m usually carrying around some emergency OTCs with me in my purse or backpack.
I’ve kept them in their bottles, put them in snack sized Ziplocs, or kept them in my linty pockets. Keeping them in the bottles is a far too bulky option for me. Storing them in Ziplocs is fine, until the Ziploc bag gets too beat up or is left slightly un-zipped (pill residue ends up all over the purse). My lint-filled pockets seemed genius…not sure why that doesn’t work..?
I could purchase a pill case, but most of the ones I find are that ugly tinted plastic, have too many compartments, or are too large in general.
The nicer ones are a bit pricey-not terrible, I just can’t personally justify tossing $15+ at a case to carry my medications. So instead, I took a cue from my sister (Erin/Nans/Erwin, among many other names 😉 ) and used a small tin I had. An “Altoids SMALL” tin, to be exact.
I used that for months until I realized that if a small child ever got near it and opened it, they’d assume they could dive in harmlessly. Although I keep it in the inside zippered pocket of any bag, the chance is still there I suppose.
So what does a girl turn to? Spray paint, OBVIOUSLY!
Most of you spray paint party animals know how to do this, but in case you’ve never fell deeply in love with spray paint, I’ll give you the steps.
I laid the tin out on some paper towel (normally I’d use a shoe box for something like this but I was lazy and the tin is tin and I wanted to get all the little crevices so I need to get low and not have shoe box walls in my way) and sprayed the first coat. Then waited about an hour and sprayed a second coat. My last coat was the clear gloss and I waited until the next day to pick it up because it was late and I went to bed 🙂
Then I took it in and hugged it and loved it and put my little medicine guys inside.
If you haven’t seen how small the Altoid “Smalls” tin is, here’s an indicator:
So if you happen to need to bring medicine around for any reason and want to steer clear of the plastic containers that they sell in pharmacies, this might be an option for you 😉
To my tidiers, with love,