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Ahhh, working down the fridge inventory feels good

October 14th, 2010 at 03:30 am

It was bursting at the seams for way too long, so it is taking a looong time to get it closer to empty. And we haven't had much of a grocery bill in a few weeks now, which is nice.

Next is the pantry and basement food stockpile - I need to make a sweep to find items that are ready to expire - not much is worse than finding unopened expired items. Eating cheaply can be a great source of pleasure!

4 Responses to “Ahhh, working down the fridge inventory feels good”

  1. momcents Says:


    Here, too. We've taken it down (slowly building up the surplus), and I'm really trying hard to avoid prepackaged, processed food - as tempting as it is!

  2. Aleta Says:

    I have to do the same thing with my fridge. I also have to check my pantry for dates that are to expire soon. I use a sharpie and write in the exp date on the front of the jar or package.

    I have a list of frozen items from my kitchen freezer that I have taped to the inside of my pantry door. That way I know what I have in there and I have a shopping list there as well to jot down needed things. I really do have to get serious about my refrigerator. That's another area that I clutter up if you've been reading the decluttering articles on the forums.

  3. baselle Says:

    Most items in the room temp pantry don't expire in the deadly, ick sense. For example, if there's an expiration date on the dried pasta box, I ignore it. Fresh pasta, of course, is another matter.

  4. Jerry Says:

    Our biggest woe right now is the small size of our freezer, which leads to less long-term storage than we would like. We are staying in a smaller apartment, so we don't have even the pantry space that we prefer... still, cleaning out the fridge can offer some insurance that you aren't wasting the food that is there!
    Jerry

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