Thursday, September 13, 2012

Organized Caddy for Colds

As the summer season is about to leave us, cold season is soon approaching. Once the weather begins to change a bit I always try to prepare for when that first cold or sickness hits. 


This year I decided to go a little further and create what our family calls a"Cold Caddy". That is exactly what it is: a caddy (from Target $ Spot) that holds what is needed when a cold strikes--all in one place.

Is that not the cutest tissue box you have ever seen? They come in packages of two at the Dollar Tree. I also found the insulated cup(s) there as well. Perfect I thought for, water, OJ, or even chicken noodle soup.

The best part about them was that the kids could decorate them.
They came with cute little pictures to color (or you could create your own).
I added a few little get well messages and wa-la! The perfect cup of sunshine to add to our Cold Caddy.
Here is the girls' caddy. I just found some cute clip art online and created my own labels
along with a fun little poem to help put a smile on their faces when their feeling under the weather.

Made one for the hubby too--cuz let's face it...Mom really isn't able to get sick. :)
(Don't worry, if I really do get sick, I'm sure the hubs would share.)

His poem. Everybody feels better with a poem don't they?

Put it right on the bedside table (or wherever the patient is resting) and everything is right in reach. It is also easy to take with you to another room if needed. Can you tell I'm happy with my idea? I'm almost ready for that first cold to attack. Well, not really but you get what I'm sayin'. Bring it on germs--we're ready for ya!



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8 comments:

  1. What a great idea Susan! It's never fun to deal with colds but this would definitely help make things a little better :)

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    1. Thanks Hilda! You're right about it not being fun. Don't think there is any way around that. But it is nice to have everything in one place. Doesn't organization make everything just a little better? :)

      Susan

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  2. Wow! Great timing. My hubby is home sick today and the kids are starting to sniffle too. This is a great idea, executed with style! Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Heather! Actually my oldest has the same thing and this little baby worked out well. All in one place! Hope you can make it work for you as well! :)
      Susan

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  3. I love this so much I pinned it...but I'm the one with the cold :l
    Saying Hi from Mom on A Time Out Hop...I host Photo Friday Link Party, I'd love to have you link up this or any other original photo from your blog. Happy Hopping!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'll try and stop by tomorrow!

      Susan

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  4. What a great idea! This would also make a great gift for someone under the weather!

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    1. Thanks Laura! That would be a nice gift--didn't really think about it like that! :)

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