My sister-in-law, Suzie, introduced me to the idea of putting our home first aid supplies into an easy-to-grab fishing tackle box. It's been bugging me that our first aid supplies have been dumped into a plastic basket with no rhyme or reason. So unlike me, but I'm the culprit.
Today I spent an hour in Walmart going back and forth looking at tackle boxes, duffle bags, small coolers, jewelry bead boxes, toolboxes, and then back again to the tackle boxes in the sporting goods department to end up buying a medium-sized bright orange tackle box for $17.98. My poor 4 year-old kept asking me what we were doing as I danced about the store. Well, she earned a pack of gum and a Redbox DVD rental of "Bolt" which made up for everything. When we got home, we talked about how it was important that she not play with it. I let her help me organize the band aids by size, and everything else in the tackle box, which she loved. It was a good teaching moment. This box has an outside storage compartment where we put the band aids and wipes for everyday access.
I could not fit my larger bottles of rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide, but I think I can pour some of the contents into smaller travel containers. I put larger bandages in ziploc bags in the bottom. I still have a few more items to gather, but I was very happy that I had most of the first aid supplies already at home.
This first aid box can be taken on vacations, outings, and easily grabbed in an emergency. A larger one would hold much more, but I think this will do for us. I also have first aid items in our car emergency kits, and in our 72-hour kits. This is just for home use.
Cost of this project:
Tackle Box: $17.98
Redbox DVD rental: $0.00 (A lady behind me in line gave me a free movie code)
Pack of gum: $.99