I don't like waste, especially food waste in this economy. One way to greatly reduce throwing out unused or expired food is to plan to use up the food you already have on hand before buying more. This saves money, helps bring a little creativity to meal planning and makes you a more conscious shopper. Every week before I go grocery shopping, I look to see what's in the refrigerator that needs to be used up and I plan my meals to include those items. Sometimes it winds up being a big pot of "everything" soup or a big salad. I have a list of what's in the freezer and use what's oldest in there as well. The same goes for the pantry: always check dates … I've been surprised at times with how long something has actually been in there and how many moves it has been through. If you keep canned goods on hand as part of disaster planning, be sure to rotate those foods on a quarterly basis. If you have things in there that are not part of your normal eating regimen, consider giving them away to food drives, etc. There's no point in letting unloved items take up space in your life. Have fun de‐cluttering!
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