What a waste! So much food in the refrigerator which you haven’t even touched in about a month or two. Yikes! Well, this tends to happen to the most of us. One time, I remember eating a sandwich but not being able to finish it and thinking to myself “Hmmm, I might just leave this for later.” I end up leaving the sandwich in the refrigerator and forgetting about it. About a month later, I felt kind of hungry. I checked the refrigerator and yuck! The sandwich had started to catch mold! You don’t want this to happen to you at all. And even if it already has, you definitely don’t want this to happen again!
Well, here are a couple of tips to help you clean out your refrigerator:
As sad as it sounds, maybe there’s just too much stuff in the fridge that you can’t use! Well, maybe it’s time to throw a good portion away and start from scratch. For condiments and certain cooking necessities, they don’t really spoil that fast which is why it is okay to leave them in the fridge for a long time. But for the other stuff? Well, time to say good bye. Check the expiry date of each product in your refrigerator and if you do not plan on using it before it is spoiled, maybe it’s time to say goodbye.
2. Most Frequent to less Frequent
Most people leave the most used produce at the front while they allow to use the less frequently used produce at the back to spoil. Well, try to change this! Try putting your mostly used produce way at the back. This way, your bound to see the produce you don’t use and it starts to create ideas in your mind on how to use them. Leave nothing to waste!
3. Do your Groceries Weekly
Groceries should be done on a weekly basis! Why? Because you have to make sure that you will actually be eating what you buy. The tendency of not purchasing your groceries weekly is having to overlap with your groceries mixing the old produce with the new produce which is pretty bad because you never know which one is spoiled. This is definitely something you don’t want to do at all!
These three easy tips would get you going as fast as possible! Cleaning out your refrigerator isn’t just something you’re obliged to do. In fact, it is something you have to do should you want to minimize your waste. Take a bit of your time to clean your refrigerator and you’ll see what a difference it can make!