Great ways to store pills

If you’ve ever surveyed the pill boxes offered by your local pharmacy, you’re not to blame if you think that all pill boxes are made of cheap plastic. But pill storage does not need to be so drab. With a little creative shopping you can find a pill box that you’ll be proud to keep on your counter or nightstand.

A pill box is useful, because it ensures you have everything you need to take -- usually either in a day or in a week. Any decorative box of the proper size can be used. Pill boxes can be made of wood, soapstone, metal or any other material. For ease of cleaning, select a box that does not have a fabric lining. Wood, stone, or plastic boxes can be completely unlined. Metal boxes should be lined with another material to avoid interactions.

We offer two types of pill boxes -- a days of the week box allows you to sort your pills and vitamins so that you always know when you've taken your daily dose. If you want a box that is easy to take with you for the day, our Secret Box style pill box holds your dose for the day for easy portability. If you have arthritis or other mobility issues, confirm that you can easily open the box and retrieve the pills you need. Also keep in mind that you will probably want to clean the compartments regularly. Most boxes will merely require wiping the compartments with a damp paper towel. Do not use furniture polish or metal cleaner on pill boxes as these substances can be toxic. A small amount of lemon or olive oil will restore the shine to a wood box.