7 Family Medicine Cabinet Essentials

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7 Family Medicine Cabinet Essentials by popular Utah blogger Sandy A La Mode

When we were in the process of packing up our old house and moving to a new one, one of the things we did was made sure to throw out any old or expired medicines in our medicine cabinet. Honestly, it was such a great time to purge and essentially start over (I mean don’t we all have things that just sit there for too long but are too lazy to toss)?? Once we moved, one of the first things I wanted to make sure to stock up on were family cabinet essentials like medicines, band-aids, vitamins, etc. And of course, one of those one stop shops to get all of those things is CVS Pharmacy. Did you know that they have a Free Curbside Pickup service? Mind blown. I just recently found out about this and it was the best thing ever. ExtraCare Rewards members can use the app to order non-prescription household essentials, drive up and pick up their things without having to leave the car. And as a mom of two kids, this is a game changer. The pickup service is available in 40+ major markets right now.

7 Family Medicine Cabinet Essentials by popular Utah blogger Sandy A La Mode

7 Medicine Cabinet Essentials for Your Family

  1. Pain relief medicines – This is important for headaches, fever reducing, and just reducing any pain. We usually stock up on adult and children’s versions since the dosages are different.
  2. Cold / flu medicines (day and nighttime) – Decongestants are our best friends when we have colds. And trust me, we get colds a lot… especially when the kids first started daycare. We usually have a variety of day and nighttime ones since you drowsy ones help you sleep.
  3. Band-aids – Vivian literally has an obsession with band-aids right now and wants to wear them on every scar and bruise. It’s cute and all, but it just means we keep having to buy more. And she just loves when there are different prints on them!
  4. Allergy relief medicines – We don’t have a lot of allergies in our family, our son is the only one really. However, I know that antihistamines really help for those that do. 
  5. Ointments for cuts/burns/bug bites – Lotions, bandages, gauze, medical tape, all of these things will help for any of those skin issues that may happen.
  6. Tooth brush/paste and floss – Keeping extra toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and more in your medicine cabinet will help once you run out!
  7. Digestive issue relief – Medicines to help with heartburn or tummy aches… and any other GI issues are always a good idea.

7 Family Medicine Cabinet Essentials by popular Utah blogger Sandy A La Mode
7 Family Medicine Cabinet Essentials by popular Utah blogger Sandy A La Mode

7 Family Medicine Cabinet Essentials by popular Utah blogger Sandy A La Mode
7 Family Medicine Cabinet Essentials by popular Utah blogger Sandy A La Mode

So hopefully this helps the next time you are doing a check through your medicine cabinet essentials to make sure it is fully stocked! Also, don’t forget to sign up for CVS’s ExtraCare Rewards program so you can join 80 million other members who get “free CVS money”.  ExtraCare Rewards members who use their app as well save, on average per year, more than 3X more than customers who don’t!! At CVS Pharmacy locations, ExtraCare Coupon Centers are red kiosks where ExtraCare members can scan their cards before they shop, to print
available coupons or quarterly ExtraBucks® Rewards they can use right away. They really help you out in all these ways to stock up on essentials, yet save money!

What are some other things you like to stock up as part of your medicine cabinet essentials? I would love to add to my list if I am forgetting anything!


  1. August 25, 2017 / 10:19 am

    Restocking and replenishing old meds is so important. I feel like so many of us forget to purge that stuff and end up taking old, ineffective medicine! Great post!

  2. Kelssey Layton
    August 25, 2017 / 10:34 am

    CVS is always our go-to! When we moved I did a massive clean out of our medicine cabinet and actually restocked up at CVS!

  3. Danielle
    August 25, 2017 / 10:44 am

    So important to stay stocked up! Always better to be prepared 🙂

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

  4. August 25, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    This is a great list! It reminds me I need to restock our medicine cabinet! Love CVS rewards. I definitely take advantage of the free money haha!


  5. August 26, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    So many must haves!!

    xo megan

  6. August 28, 2017 / 11:11 am

    totally in agreement with all of these essentials… i’ve been thankful a lot of times for having a fully stocked medicine cabinet!

  7. August 29, 2017 / 10:45 am

    These are all definitely essentials. So happy that I have a CVS right around the corner from my house!


  8. August 31, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    cute post! so many good family essentials!

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  10. June 28, 2020 / 6:09 am

    Its good to always particular in restocking and clean up atleast by monthly to make sure the stock for medicine and others like bandages available. This is nice sharing and check it out here the latest dental clinic in town

  11. September 6, 2022 / 2:09 am

    These medicine cabinets are quite useful. This storage cabinets manufacturer are also good for homes. I also want clutter free space, more like organized.

  12. October 9, 2022 / 12:14 pm

    I love the position of medicine racks. The house looks so good. For healthy hairs herbal hair oil is essential. I like the pictures.

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