Please note, I have been given a Sagely Smart Weekly Pill Organizer by the Sagely company to review. Although this product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own, and I was in no way influenced by the company.
For as long as I can remember, I have taken a pill. I was diagnosed with hypothyroid disorder early in my life, and I started taking medication to treat my condition at that time. My parents were really good at teaching me that it was important to take my medication like the doctor instructed, and I carried that knowledge into my adult life. Periodically, I also took other medications, vitamins and supplements, based on various needs or problems as they arose. It was never difficult or problematic to manage two or three medications. I just took my pills out of the container they came in first thing in the morning.
Now, as a patient who must take a blood thinner every day, medication remains important to my daily routine, perhaps now more than ever. When people ask me how I feel about depending on a pill to keep me safe – if not alive – I don’t know how to answer because I have always had to take a pill to stay healthy. What I wasn’t expecting was to take pills multiple times a day and feel like I am years and years older than I am. I wasn’t expecting to get excited by pill containers or medication management systems – maybe because I never thought pills would require managing – yet I do. Currently, I take between six and eight pills total, two times a day.
If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed I often share medication management systems because if you take blood thinners, as with all medications, it’s important to make sure you take them and take them at the right time. I have found that a pill box or container is the easiest way for me to know if I have taken my medication or not. Since I take multiple pills, taking them right our of the prescription bottle is no longer a good solution for me. It makes it hard to remember if and when I took my medication.
I’ve used many different types of pill containers over the last few years and although I have a few I like, lately I have been searching for the perfect one. I need something that has enough space for all of my pills, is easy to use and fits within my budget. I began using the Sagely Smart Weekly Pill Organizer, which is revolutionary in its design and definitely unlike anything I have used before.
Below, I am sharing my thoughts about the Sagely Smart Weekly Pill Organizer. Watch my video to hear what I have to say, or read on for my review.
Sagely Smart Weekly Pill Organizer Review
What I like about this pill container:
- Each day is a separate box (or Pod) with two distinct compartments.
- The Sagely system allows you to count out your pills on top of the Pod – so you can see which pills you have already distributed – before pushing them through the lid into the Pod itself (you don’t have to open the Pod at all until you are ready to take them). Watch this video to see how it works.
- The Pod lids are made of soft, food-grade safe material and are very easy to open if you have pain or swelling in your hands.
- Each Pod sits on a magnetic base, so if you are traveling, you can grab the days you need and go.
- The Pods are very deep and can hold multiple pills and capsules.
- It is a very attractive, contemporary design and is nice to look at.
- There is an accompanying App to help manage your medication.
What I don’t like about this pill container:
- The base is long (about 12 inches) and takes up a lot of space on a counter or dresser.
- The Pods are divided into two compartments which are distinguished by color, but do not have AM or PM printed on them, so I can get easily confused about which is which when I am filling the Pods. This problem is resolved once I make up my mind which color to use for which time of day.
- The lids close like a Tupperware container, and I find I have to double check to make sure they are closed after I take my pills.
- This pill container is expensive, but it is worth the cost if you are looking for an extensive or unique medication management, with multiple features.
Average Price: $29.95 – $39.95
My bottom line: I am currently using the Sagely to manage my medication, and I really like it. My favorite features are the push-through system for putting pills in the containers, how easy it is to open the containers, and the ability to travel with as many days as I need without the days that I don’t.
Are you purchasing a pill container? Get my buyer’s quick tips:
- Pick a pill box that suites your medication schedule. There are a variety of containers, including one day, three day, weekly, AM/PM, and even three or four times a day options.
- Pick a pill box that is easy for you to use (e.g. opening, closing, portability, etc.)
- Pick a pill box that is within your budget. If cost is prohibitive for you and you need more space, sometimes you can purchase two separate containers (e.g. one for morning and one for evening) that suites your needs.
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