One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to eat healthier and smarter. I was reading in this magazine:
(Because I always read the Clutter Advice, even if I don’t always take it…)
And I found this guide:
I’d never seen this information laid out so clearly before, so I decided to use it as my blueprint to tackling my fridge in advance of filling it with healthier food.
Here was what I found this morning. What a mess, right? Who could find anything in there?
First task, clear a space to sort:
Bonus! Stove top got clean. 🙂
But…turned out, I didn’t really need a sort space, because when I started checking dates, 98% of what was in the fridge went straight into the trash!
It was a disaster.
First bag full:
I have a habit of buying what I think is good for me and then eating out until it goes bad. Not this time!
I thought I had a winner for oldest expiration date:
But it turned out, I was wrong…
Pro Tip: Don’t give people food as a gift unless you know they will actually enjoy it.
I kept meaning to try this Mesquite Bean Jelly, but I never got around to it. So it sat in my fridge for over a decade past its USE BY date unopened. What a waste.
Finally, the refrigerator side is done!
Yeah. That is EVERYTHING that was still good. You can believe I will be keeping a closer eye on dates going forward.
This is criminal:
I was going to tackle the freezer too before a trip to the grocery store, but that plumb wore me out. I think I’ll just buy the perishables today and we’ll save the freezer for next week’s edition.
Till then, Keep it Clean!
Bonus Pic: After a trip to the grocery store. 🙂