So if you are one of those people who graciously got gifted with Mother Nature’s monthly gift, you probably know the pains of waking up to panties ruined and realizing with horror that you have absolutely no menstrual products to deal with it. Yes, of course, you find your darkest clothes, take a shower, and stuff toilet paper in your underwear before you can trudge off to the closest store to grab a box of tampons or pads. If your lucky, you can get a family member or a friend to run to the store for you while you take a shower but it’s still embarrassing to have to ask someone to buy you something that you should’ve already had own hand. I’m here to show you an answer to your problems.
A Period Box.
Now what exactly is a Period Box?
A Period Box is a box (or drawer, if you want) that holds a stash of all of your monthly needs for the time Aunt Flow decides to visit. This Box can consist of tampons, pads, menstrual cups (I plan a purchasing one of these in the near future in order to do review post on how these actually work), menstrual sponges, cloth menstrual pads, your favorite menstrual relief medication, and maybe some chocolate/candy. You can also keep any ovulation tests, BBT thermometers, and pregnancy test in here if you’re someone that’s TTC!
I never felt the need to have a Period Box before until I got on an app called Eve, a period tracking app (I highly recommend using this app, or its sister app, Glow for if you’re TTC, because they offer multiple insights from your period to your daily relationships; there’s also a community section where you can ask other women for advice or simply talk about your day). In the community section I saw women mention how they had a Period Stash (in a box or in a drawer) and how they kept themselves prepared by having the necessary items in the box. I decided to make my own Period Box and now I kept it in clear reach so whenever that time pops up I’m ready.
Here is what my Period Box looks like:
In my box I have the pads that I only wear overnight or when I run out of tampons; the tampons that I usually wear; liners that I wear at the very end of my flow; some condoms because protection; my menstrual relief medicine; and my birth control. Here I have all my products that I need and whenever I start to get low, I stock back up so I don’t have to worry about waking up the horror of not having any sanitary products for when Aunt Flow comes.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this and feel free to go to come to go to my advice page and shoot me an email for anything you need advice on! I hope you have a lovely day!