If you're like me, you keep your medications (prescription and non-prescription) in your bathroom cabinets. Did you know that's the last place you should put it? The heat and moisture from bathroom showers can degrade the product over time, making it less potent. Also be sure to remove the cotton ball that comes in the top of some bottles because that can attract moisture and bacteria. The ideal location for storing medicine is somewhere cool and dark that's out of reach of young children or pets. If you have prescription medications that have expired, you should take them to your local pharmacy for disposal. It's never a good idea to throw those items directly into the trash. Whoops! That's one I've never thought about before.