Spring Cleaning & Keeping Kids Healthy with Pfizer + Giveaway

By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
April 30, 2017

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

Spring is finally here and it’s the perfect time for spring cleaning! I don’t know about you, but when spring arrives, I have this desire to start cleaning and throwing away things we don’t use anymore or medicines that have expired. One of the things I do when it comes to spring cleaning in our house is to go through our medicine cabinet and throw away those items that are expired.

Sometimes when we start spring cleaning, we think about cleaning our house, but don’t really think about our medicine cabinet. Medicines have expiration dates that tend to get overlooked, but it’s always a good idea to check the dates and re-stock any essentials for when sick gets real! Check out these tips for Spring Cleaning – Your Medicine Cabinet.

1 – Clean one medicine cabinet at a time. In our home, we have 2 bathrooms, which means we have 2 medicine cabinets. However, we only store medicines in the medicine cabinet in our room. While we only store medicines in our medicine cabinet, I’m sure there are people out there who have more than one medicine cabinet they use. Take it slow and clean out one medicine cabinet at a time. 

2 – Have a garbage bag nearby and throw away expired medicines. It’s amazing how many medicines can expire in a year and you don’t want your bathroom trash can overflowing with expired medications. I like to throw them away in a garbage bag that I can tie up and immediately toss in the trash can when I’m done.

3 – Make a list. As you toss the expired medications in the trash, be sure to make a list of those medicines you throw away so you know what to replace the next time you go to the store.

4 – Replace expired medications. Now that you’ve cleaned out your medicine cabinet and thrown away expired medicines, it’s time to replace those expired medications. Be sure to scope out sales and print out or cut out coupons to use toward your medicine restock purchase.

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A few of the medicines for kids that we have on hand in our home include the following Pfizer Pediatric Medicines: Children’s Advil® Suspension, Grape (ages 2-11); Children’s Robitussin ® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief (ages 4+); and Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free (ages 6+).

When sick gets real, the pediatric brands of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare are there with three solutions – Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin® and Children’s Dimetapp® – to tackle the ickiest of symptoms.

Ease those aches and pains, while reducing a child’s fever fast with Children’s Advil®*, a great solution for kids as young as 2 and up to 11. Children’s Advil® comes in several great-tasting flavors, including: Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors. There’s also Infants’ Advil® White Grape, which provides unsurpassed fever relief (among OTC pain relievers) with a syringe for easy dosing for children 6-23 months.

For your child’s cough, trust Children’s Robitussin® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief to control and relieve symptoms all-day or all- night. Available in grape or orange flavor, for children ages 4 and up. Please note, certain Children’s Robitussin® products are only suitable for children ages 6 and up.

Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free eases your child’s stuffy and runny nose, while quieting a bothersome cough. All in a great-tasting grape flavor that’s dye-free, for children ages 6 and up. 


1 lucky reader will win a #SickJustGotReal Prize Pack, including the following items:

  • $25 gift card
  • (1) Children’s Advil® Suspension, Grape
  • (1) Children’s Robitussin ® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief
  • (1) Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free 

Do you have any tips for spring cleaning your medicine cabinet?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

57 Responses to “Spring Cleaning & Keeping Kids Healthy with Pfizer + Giveaway”

  1. Mya Murphy says:

    My biggest is always keeping wipes and tissues on hand..

  2. Lisa Brown says:

    I don’t have much in my medicine cabinet, so cleaning it out, does not take much effort. I don’t keep meds more than a year, try to buy fresh, new meds.

  3. Lisa Brown says:

    I like the TORNADO MOP

  4. Starla says:

    I have always been a huge fan of their products. Reliable and very trustworthy. I have 3 shelves in my medicine cabinet so I start with the top and work my way down. I check all dates and get rid of all medicines that are old. I make a note of which items to repurchase and the items that I am sure I will use.

  5. susan smoaks says:

    To spring clean my medicine cabinet I go through and throw out all the medications that are no longer in date.

  6. Janet W. says:

    For spring cleaning my medicine cabinet, I look at each bottle and check the expiration date.

  7. Janet W. says:

    I visited the post and my favorite brand/product is the Wonder Mop.

  8. Julie Wood says:

    I Spring clean my medicine cabinet by looking at my old medications and throwing them out and replacing the over the counter medications. It is awful to look for a medication and it is not their and or it is old.

  9. Julie Wood says:

    I visited the post and I love the Wonder Mop! It is amazing!

  10. mami2jcn says:

    Go through all the medications to throw out expired ones. Then, organize them in the medicine cabinet by use (allergies, cold, cough, etc.).

  11. mami2jcn says:

    I like the Wonder Mop the most.

  12. Elena says:

    I check for expiration dates and throw away the expired meds

  13. Devon F says:

    I check for expiration dates & dump what’s no good

  14. Cynthia R says:

    I just realized I had over the the counter medicines that were 3 years and more out of date. I don’t have any tips because I clearly suck at it. I am going to throw the old ones out this week I have decided.

  15. Annmarie W. says:

    I have a medicine closet instead of cabinet, but same kind of thing. Go through all expired medications & throw them out. Organize areas according to product/ailments. Remember to re-stock what you get rid of, so you don’t find yourself out of something when you need it!

  16. HS says:

    I check the expiration date and threw away old ones before getting the replacement.

  17. DEBIJOT says:

    Spring cleaning is a good time to check those medicine expiration dates and toss them.

  18. vickie couturier says:

    i donate my expired medications to missionaries that take the meds to countries where they cant get any medications

  19. elizabeth miller says:

    Each year, our police do the drug takeback. I clean out the med cabinet and get rid of anything that is expired or will be expiring within 60 days. I figure if it’s that close to expiring we either do not really use it so I’d rather get rid of it safely.

  20. Barbara Montag says:

    The main thing I do for spring cleaning our medicine cabinet is check expiration dates.
    And replace what we still need.
    thank you

  21. Barbara Montag says:

    My favorite is the Libman Tornado Mop.

  22. Jennifer Reed says:

    Spring cleaning your medicine cabinet by checking expiration dates and discarding old or unneeded medications in a safe appropriate place.

  23. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I dump my old meds down the toilet before I throw them.

  24. Natalie says:

    My tip is to put colored labels on all medication by the expiration date so that there is no expired meds in your cabinet.

  25. Natalie says:

    I visited the post and my favorite product is the Libman Precision Angle Broom!

  26. Candice says:

    We cleaned out our medicine cabinet the last time we moved. I was amazed at how old some of the stuff was. Now, I try to buy only what I know we will be able to use up.

  27. Cindy Merrill says:

    I have an elderly neighbor who forgets to take her pills, so I always check ( discreetly) when I deliver her noon Senior meal. The Expired pill bottles ( with pills still left)are reported to DHS

  28. shelly peterson says:

    Spring time is a good time to check expiration dates and replace and refill items needed.

  29. shelly peterson says:

    I like the WONDER MOP.

  30. ellen beck says:

    Medicine cabinet cleaning means to me getting rid of the medicines that arent good anymore. It also means wiping everything out and replacing what is needed.

  31. Janice Ford says:

    I utilized my township’s drop of medicine day (expired, unwanted). This way, the medicine doesn’t end up in the landfill. Our township disposes of the medicine properly.

  32. KENNETH OHL says:

    go through and check all your dates etc and dispose anything that is expired

  33. Cheryl B says:

    I toss anything expired or looks like it is damaged in some way.

  34. Amy Stonger says:

    I always throw out any expired medicines.

  35. Cheryl says:

    Keep medications in a cool, dry place away from children and pets.

  36. Cheryl says:

    I like the Libman Precision Angle Broom best.

  37. Cynthia R says:

    if we are talking the libman post I love the Freedom Spray Mop. For the medicine products I love Dimetapp

  38. Susan Smith says:

    I check for expiration dates & throw out what’s no good

  39. Kristen says:

    Check with your local pharmacy to find out where to dispose of your medications properly.

  40. Vera K says:

    The main thing for me is checking expiration dates.

  41. DEBIJOT says:

    I visited the post and most like the Wonder Mop.

  42. heather says:

    I get rid of everything old in the medicine cabinet.

  43. heather says:

    I commented on the Libman post but wasn’t sure if I need to post my comment here or there so I am doing both. I love the Libman mop which reminds me I need to buy a new one. I love to spring clean it means that summer is right around the corner.

  44. jeremy mclaughlin says:

    Get rid of all the expired medicine.

  45. Edye says:

    I commented on this post: 8 Healthy Habits That Help Your Finances

  46. ellen beck says:

    I love the Libman brooms. They last a very long time and are easy to work with.

  47. Joy says:

    My tip is to throw out anything you can’t easily identify when spring cleaning your medicine cabinet.

  48. Joy says:

    I like the Tornado Mop the most.

  49. Becca says:

    Just throw out anything that is expired and make sure nothing is leaky!

  50. Daniel M says:

    check all the expiration dates

  51. Nannypanpan says:

    Besides checking dates, I also get rid of sticky containers, ickyyy cough drops drops etc

  52. ellen beck says:

    Hiya I am Tan’na Wings on youtube I commented on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68XgubDNmfQ

  53. Kelly D says:

    I throw out expired meds and liquid meds that have been open for more than a month or so.

  54. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Keep items with a closer expiration date in the front, I also keep kids meds in a bin marked kids and adults in a bin marked adults.

  55. Thomas Murphy says:

    Get rid of old stuff.

  56. Candace Galan says:

    I take everything out and check expiration dates only those that are good go back on and things beside medication, if I haven’t used it in the past 6 months I probably never will, I get rid of those too.

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