DIY Affordable Home First Aid Kit

First Aid for First Home

Gregory and I are slowly getting prepared to move out into the world and officially be on our own. It is very exciting, and terrifying. I have started to buy things we will need for our new home and today I wanted to share with you my DIY First Aid kit for our new home.

To always ensure you are prepared, make your own affordable first aid kit for your home.

Shopping Stories

I wish I could be a personal shopper, I love shopping around and looking for amazing purchases. Hunting through thrift stores is a passion of mine. I was walking through a store one day and came across this metal container and instantly thought ‘First Aid’.

It’s a great size, has a small area for a label and best of all… It was only $3. Score!

I sent a photo to my mom to show her my new project I was working on currently and she informed me that my Great Grandma has a box very similar to mine and used it as a first aid box as well. The resemblance struck my mom instantly and I think that it is pretty cool.

What to Put in Your First Aid Box

My box is a fairly simple first aid kit, all the pieces I bought separately at a variety of different stores. (Dollarstore, Walmart, Local Grocery Store) My goal was to create a useful kit and keep the total in my budget.

  • Bandaids
  • Gauze
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Tensor Bandages
  • Thermometer
  • Eye drops
  • Ear drops
  • Tylenol
  • Polysporin
  • Vaseline
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Antibacterial wipes
  • Finger brace
  • Finger Cots
  • Sunburn relief gel
  • Gloves
  • Hot/Cold pack

You won’t see a finger brace pictured anywhere because I am wearing it. That’s right, already made use of my first aid kit.

To always ensure you are prepared, make your own affordable first aid kit for your home.To always ensure you are prepared, make your own affordable first aid kit for your home.

To always ensure you are prepared, make your own affordable first aid kit for your home.

Space Saving Tips

I have been told by a medical professional that I have a little bit of OCD, and I like to think that is a good thing. It means that I take enjoyment from cleaning and organizing. Organizing my little first aid box was no exception.

My bandaid boxes were mostly empty, so I combined all my large Band-Aids and gauze into one larger bandaid box. I removed excess packaging from other items, ensuring to keep instructions for items like the thermometer.

Luckily the Tylenol, ear drops and eye drops have their dose instructions on them and take up very little spaces. A note on eye drops, when it looked like Gregory and I were starting to get pink eye, we used regular eye drops for about a week and it cleared up.

RadTip: when putting eye drops in children’s eyes, have them lay flat on their back and close their eyes. Drop desired number of drops on the eyelashes and inner eye area, then have them blink fast. Drops will fall into eyes and they don’t have to look at something anticipating the moment their eye gets rained on.

To always ensure you are prepared, make your own affordable first aid kit for your home.

Before You Go

I hope you are going to check your he first aid kit and determining what you need to update. My DIY project cost in total under $100. If you have any items in your kit that I have missed, let me know in the comments so I can update it.

I hope you check back for my next First Time Moving prep, I am working on my emergency kit and fire preparedness next. Safety first, I want to ensure my son and I can handle whatever we face when we finally are ready to step out into the world on our own. I’m getting very excited.

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