As part of my hopes to get a little more organised and to prioritise self-care this year, I wanted to combine the two and get on top of my meds and supplements. When you take a couple of things it can be hard to keep track, which is why a lot of people use some kind of pill box. I searched for a while for one that looked suitable; I wanted once big enough for some larger supplements, that was easy to use, and that seemed like good quality.
Bingo. I came across this one and so far it’s been a great investment. Plus, it’s got funky rainbow colours & I’m a sucker for pretty things.
Note : I bought this myself, I’ve not been sponsored by the brand in any way, I just wanted to share it incase such an organiser may be of benefit to anyone else.
One problem with some pill boxes is that people report the text rubbing off really quickly. This is one I found that uses a “unique silk print”, where “printing has passed the 3M Adhesives & Tapes test so you could clearly distinguish the label”. Ergo, the lettering should look vibrant and stay put for longer.
It actually feels very robust and secure, so I have far more faith in this than other boxes that you click down with flimsy lids. It should also make it a little easier and less fiddly, especially if you have, for instance, arthritis. The overall quality seems excellent, making it value for money & a better investment in the long run.
Good to know : It’s all BPA-free, too.
Opening The Compartments
It has an ergonomic push to open design, so you simply push down on the lever and the lid pops up. The product description states: “SPRING ASSISTED OPEN DESIGN. We use the latest design on this weekly pill organiser to achieve one-handed operation with the little rubber strips for the smart ‘lid spring open’ feature.”
The lids are transparent so you can still see what’s inside them, while the pretty colours make the box stand out a little – no overlooking this and forgetting to take your meds!
Each daily compartment measures approx 1.3” x 1.18” x 0.82”. The manufacturer estimates each can hold 8 of the large fish oil capsules or 12 large vitamin tablets. I could fit 6 large fish oil capsules comfortably. Of course, that will vary depending on the actual capsules/tablets, but it gives you an idea. All the meds & supplements I take in tablet & capsule form fit perfectly.
It’s a large pill organiser, but this was exactly what I wanted. I had a few things to be dishing out each day and most other products don’t have the space for more than 2 or 3 small tablets. I didn’t want to risk having some left over, or struggling to get the lids back on. This is reassuringly large enough. The whole thing feels very well-built. You can’t split the days apart, it’s an all-in-one jobby, but it’s secure enough that when the lids are closed they won’t ping open so you can still pack it in a bag if you go on a trip anywhere.
You should give it a quick wash prior to first use. Cleaning it with a little soapy water is very easy to do, and you can air dry it or blot it with kitchen roll afterwards. Maintenance therefore gets 5/5 for being quick and simple.
I’ve been very impressed with this little gadget. It is about the size of my forearm (don’t worry, I have small-ish arms) but it looks good, which makes taking tablets that bit more pleasant & less off-putting, and it’s sturdy. The daily compartments are easy to open and shut securely, and there’s ample room for everything in them. Of course, you still have to actually take the damn tablets as it won’t do that for you (shame…).
Do you use a pill box organiser? I hope this helps if anyone else is struggling with managing their meds and/or supplements as it does help get you more organised and in a routine of taking them.
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Amazon US – Very similar (same design, different brand name)