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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.
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.
Next I cut the boxes down to the size I needed for them to be to help get me organized.
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.
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.
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!
Here’s where I found my Poise liners and Depend at Sam’s Club.
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.