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I have done a lot of travel this year. A lot of traveling. Although I occasionally miss my own bed, I love all of the experiences travel provides. That includes the simple things like always having fresh towels and someone else making my bed. It doesn’t include, however, the headaches. Maybe it’s the pressure changes from flying. Maybe it’s being at different locations with different altitudes. Whatever the cause, I can say without a doubt that a headache will hit me at some point on every trip.
That’s why one thing always makes it into my carry on bag: Excedrin®. I learned my lesson in the spring when I visited Salt Lake City for the first time. I forgot to pack it and I was miserable when a headache hit. Luckily the hotel gift shop had a tiny bottle I could purchase! Yay! Unfortunately the tiny bottle costs about the same as the giant bottles I buy at Walmart. Boo!
But you learn from your experiences, and now I always check and double check to make sure I have plenty of Excedrin® Extra Strength and Excedrin® PM packed in case I need it. And I keep that Excedrin® close at hand in a fun pill box I made from an empty gum container. (I’m all about saving room when I travel… #TeamNoCheckedBackIfAtAllPossible.)
This particular container had a shrink wrapped label. That made it easy to pull off. (Wouldn’t want someone to think my medicine was gum!) Obviously I couldn’t leave the container naked. That’s not my style at all. I wrapped some of my favorite washi tape around the outside of the container to give it a little style.
Once I was done with the washi tape, I gave everything a quick coat of decoupage medium. I also discovered that the sliding tray in this particular gum container created a nice drying stand. That meant I could decoupage the entire pill box in one coat without having to wait for one side to dry!
It’s important to make sure when you’re combing pills inside of a pill box that you know what each pill is. That’s why I trimmed a post-it note down to the same size as the inside of the sliding tray and wrote down descriptions of each pill. This is also a great place to note proper dosing instructions if there’s any chance you might forget. With any medication it’s always important to use it as directed.
Now, for the record, I’m totally capable of telling Excedrin® Extra Strength and Excedrin® PM apart…but…add a few other pills in there and this list will be very handy. Add in a headache and it will be completely necessary.
With my super cute gum container pill box I’m ready to hit the road. And I know that when a headache does come, relief can be on the way in as little as 15 minutes with Excedrin® Extra Strength.