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As we age we begin to be in a spot where we’re sometimes taking care of our young children and taking care of our parents. It’s called the Sandwich Generation. I was in that position about 6 years ago.  I had young children who were 4, 6 and 11 and was also taking care of my dad. He had an electrolyte imbalance, kidney problems and in the end he had colon cancer and lung cancer. It was quite the spot to be in. It’s amazing to me to sit back and think of all I had gone through then. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. It’s our responsibility to take care of our parents (and our kids) just like they took care of us. It took a lot of strength to be the caregiver but I was so fortunate to be able to do both. 

When I was a caregiver there were things I needed that at the time I couldn’t afford to buy. You see when I was caregiving for so many I was not working. I couldn’t work. So we were relying on my hubby’s income solely. It wasn’t easy but it was what we had to do. So I came up with some inexpensive organizational hacks for the bathroom for the caregivers. It’s so nice to come up with some helpful hacks that will allow caregivers to do what they need to do. So check out my tutorial for my organizational hacks for the bathroom for caregivers.

boxes for bathroom organization


The first thing I did was round up some boxes that I can cut down and use in the bathroom as holders. I used a cracker box, granola bar box and nut box. Then I grabbed some pretty wrapping paper, tape and scissors. 

caregiving boxes to organize the bathroom

Next I cut the boxes down to the size I needed for them to be to help get me organized. 

cut boxes for organizing bathrooms

Then I cut the paper like I was going to wrap a present. 

cover the boxes in paper to organize bathroom

Then I began to wrap the boxes in paper like I was wrapping a gift. I used scissors to cut and tape to tape the paper down. 

organizational boxes hacks for bathrooms

Once I had the boxes covered I put the items I knew I would need to grab to help my dad. I added in a thermometer, contacts, nail clippers, medicines, a brush, lotion,  kleenex and Poise® liners or Depend® pants. These are all items that are so helpful when you are a caregiver. It’s nice to be able to grab them from under your sink or out of our drawer to be able to use them in a pinch. It’s a great bathroom hack to do to help you in your caregiving tasks.

organizing bathroom

It’s so helpful to have these handy for you to grab and take wherever your patient is. These items are now ready to go! 

boxes for bathroom organization for caregivers

I was able to pick up my Poise® light liners and my  Depend® underpants at Sam’s Club. They have a caregiver’s sample pack you can get from a sticker in the box of Poise and Depend. Then you take it to the Pharmacy at Sam’s to get your free caregivers sample pack. What a nice gift for those of us that take care of others. Sam’s Club Family Caregiving is a one-stop destination for all of your caregiving needs. Did you know that you can grab your prescription refills, personal care products, and get free health screenings too? It’s my go to one stop destination for sure. 

When you open your Depend packaging it will have a sticker inside that you can use to redeem at the pharmacy for an awesome caregiver sample kit. This offer is available while supplies last, so hurry in today to find your packaging with this offer!

I’m going to redeem mine the next time I’m at Sam’s. I didn’t grab mine out of the box before I left so next time I’m there grabbing the deals I’ll redeem my caregiving sample kit. I love how it shows you on the box of Poise Liners how much you save by shopping at Sam’s! 

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Here’s where I found my Poise liners and Depend at Sam’s Club. 

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When you’re a caregiver for a family member it’s hard. It’s a rewarding and a loving gesture for those who are able to take care of others. Make sure to take time to take care of yourself too. What hacks do you have for caregivers? Do you have any that you can share with others who are taking care of family members? We’d love to hear them! Leave me a comment so we can share our helpful tips. 

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  1. This is a great post! I haven’t had to be a caregiver yet, but I have a friend who took care of her mom, and the entire house just became a disaster. There was no time!

  2. How handy to have all those items in one place and they look pretty too. Hope your Dad is doing well. He is lucky to have a daughter like you.

  3. I’m not exactly sure why, but I’ve always loved the gift wrapped make shift boxes!! My grandma used to make and use those and another family member would do that to wrap her gifts. Great tips for caregivers!

  4. Nancy L. says:

    Great hacks to keep organized! It isn’t easy being a caregiver and being organized would help relieve some of the stress and save time.

  5. Kathy says:

    These are great ideas. I love that you used boxes too. I love using recycling items. It’s the best!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing this information about Sam’s Club and their caregiving products! #client

  7. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    These are great hacks for organizing. I will have to look for some different sized boxes to use.

  8. I love the organizational containers. I need to do this when we move. I can’t imagine being a caregiver, my dad did a great job with my mom.

  9. These are definitely some great ways to use the box afterwards. Love your ideas for organizational hacks for caregivers. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Bonnie @wemake7 says:

    Thanks for sharing this great post. I love what you did making these boxes to have everything in one place.

  11. krystal says:

    Good way to organize your products in your home. I like adding a bit of color to my bathroom decor.

  12. When you take care of someone you love, it can be hard so I admire you for taking care of your Dad. This is a great guide.

  13. What a great idea! Caregivers have a lot to handle and being organized is important!

  14. Christina Aliperti says:

    These are great hacks. When you are spending so much time caring for someone it’s easy for things to get a bit chaotic.

  15. I love upcycled projects and I know this would be a great way to help my grandmother get organized.

  16. We took care of my grandma for years before she passed. Wish we were as organized as you. Bet it would have helped us a lot.

  17. I definitely empathize, being a caregiver is not an easy task, and it definitely helps finding ways to stay organized, great share! It’s always great that poise offers a kit for caregivers.

  18. I love being able to recycle material and use it for purposes such as this. Thanks for sharing your story, I kind of have a similar one, only i helped my grandma take care of my grandpa with colon cancer.

  19. boxes are great for organization, I have boxes (cute ones!) all over the place… makes finding things easier as well as being more pleasant to the eye! love your idea : )

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