First Pantry Step – Clean It Out (#23)
We’re going to be going in-depth with the pantry in the coming weeks. But before you can begin stocking your pantry in a way that works for you, you need to clean out what you already have.
So your first task regarding your pantry is to go through all of your food and get rid of everything that needs to go. This includes food that:
- no one likes
- is past dated
- is stale
- you regret buying, but won’t eat
- you can’t identify
- you don't remember buying so you don't know if it is still good
- you have no idea where it came from
- is "too good to throw away" even though it won't be eaten
Don’t get sidetracked with organizing or feeling guilty about throwing food away. Simply go through every place you have food and clean it out. This includes:
- deep freeze
- extra refrigerator
- under the bed
Once you’ve gotten rid of everything that you can’t or won’t eat, celebrate! You’ll be ready to move on to other tasks.
If you realize there are things you legitimately need to replace as you are cleaning, start a list in your notebook. You can use the Notes, Lists & Records pages.
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