If you’re on the Pill, you likely already know that it’s important to take it at the same time every day.
Although this sounds like a simple task, it can be tough when your daily routine is unpredictable and you are often on-the-go. The solution? Depending on what time of day you chose to take the Pill every day, it might be best for you to plan to carry your pill pack with you.
Here are a few creative places to keep your pill pack that have worked for me and might for you!
Psst: Although I am recommending these four ideas as great places to store your birth control, talk to your healthcare provider first about proper storage.
1. Cosmetic Case
Being a fashion blogger constantly on-the-go, there is no doubt that you will always find a cosmetic case in my handbag! Makeup is an essential for me, which is why I consider this little pouch one of my most important accessories. In it, you will find all of my beauty necessities that I would never leave home without. Some of these items include lip balm, eyebrow gel, bronzer, blush—and it’s also where I stash my birth control pill pack.
For me, my cosmetic case is a perfect place to store my pill pack because it's lightweight, portable, and a small size, which makes it easy to find in the midst of my large handbag! You can even make a fashion statement with your cosmetics case; there are so many cute and stylish options out there. Sometimes I even skip the larger handbag and carry mine like a clutch.
2. Lunch Bag
Lunch is my favorite meal because it energizes me and keeps me focused for the rest of the afternoon. So no matter where I am or what I am doing, I make sure that I don’t skip lunch. I always pack my lunch and carry it with me every day – which makes it the perfect place to stash my pill pack.
Why? Because I know lunch is something that I won’t forget. It’s a consistent part of my daily routine. Another great reason? Once I seal my lunch bag shut, I know that my pill pack won't fall out (just remember to take it out of the bag before putting your lunch in the fridge!).
My wallet is one of the most important items I carry with me each day. Without it, I won’t get very far – it holds everything I need to get around where I live in New York City. So my wallet is something that I will never leave the house without, making it an ideal place to store my birth control pills.
This works well because I always have my wallet, but also because it’s a perfect compact storage piece that fits into any other purse, cosmetic case or lunch bag.
4. Gym Bag
As a girl who prides herself on living a healthy lifestyle, you can bet going to the gym is part of my daily routine! Being active helps me look and feel my best, therefore I have chosen to make it a daily commitment.
Since working out is an activity that I do regularly, storing my birth control pills in my gym bag is a convenient choice for me! I carry a bag that contains many secure zipper compartments, so that I can keep my pill pack safely inside.
Again, although I am recommending these as great places to store your birth control, always check with your healthcare provider first about proper storage. I hope these tips were helpful for you!
Elyse is a paid influencer for Allergan, and the opinions stated above are her own.