Keep a cabinet full of common remedies -- and not just cold medicines, pain relievers, and throat lozenges. Also stock up on sick-day comfort foods, such as soup for colds, breads and ginger ale for upset tummies, and frozen smoothie mixes for sore throats. Buy ahead using coupons or store specials to cut costs. Take advantage, and then catalog what you have (note expiration dates, too). Place the details about your "Sick Day Stash" in an easy-to-find folder so that when help arrives, there's no mystery about what's available, where to find it, and how much medicine to administer.