De cluttering is one of the first steps in organizing. When organizing my kitchen, I like to start with my pantry and cabinets. When was the last time you threw out all the old medicines you have been saving for just in case? What about your pantry? My family likes to try new snacks and granola bars that often go uneaten because they ended up being “not as good as they looked on the box.” These “unliked foods” get distributed to the neighbor kids at snack time while everyone is playing. There is always someone who likes that product and are very glad to get it after a tiring game of basketball in the driveway. What about the cake mixes you bought on sale, have you checked the expiration dates lately?
Once you start checking expiration dates, you will be amazed with the amount of expired food in your kitchen if you don’t check the boxes regularly. I try to do this regularly, but sometimes items get past me. I have a habit of buying items in bulk when on sale, but sometimes we don’t get them all eaten before they expire. I hate to find these expired items, but getting rid of them does clean out space in my cabinets.
Now that you are on the way to finding more room in your cabinets, what about your fridge and freezer? I don’t know about you, but when my freezer door opens, there is a high probability that something is going to fall out. We cram boxes of Eggo waffles, ice cream bars, Smart Ones meals and etc. in our freezer. Once I combine all the opened boxes of ice cream bars, and Eggos, I can always find more room. I also find items that I bought that were unfortunately “lost” and need to be thrown out. Make sure to get these cold items to your outside trash can since they will begin to smell once they hit room temperature.You should also keep your kitchen appliances in good condition. If you’re in need of a repair, you can find parts for your appliances here. Good luck, you will feel much better once you start clearing up space in your kitchen.
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