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{Daily Task #12} Food Clearout


Task #12:

Go through your kitchen food cupboards and dispose of anything past its sell by / use by date – you may be surprised what you find!


Daily Task 12 - food clearout © Melica |


My Tips and Advice:

I am really keen on using things in my kitchen cupboards up before they go out of date, and I try and cycle the food so that the new stuff goes to the back of the cupboard.

Having said that though, every time I do this task I always find food past its best before date – I think its breeding back there!

As such, it’s always worth checking it regularly – and trying to use up the stuff that’s going to go out of date before it actually does.

However, as I said before, there will usually (always in my case…) be one or two things that go past their best before you get to them – by oversight if nothing else – so you need to check your cupboards now and get rid of anything you need to.

My main tip is when you do this task its also worth writing down any food that will pass its best before date in the next month – and adding those items to the meals that you plan for the next couple of weeks.

Its about maintenance rather than waste if you can catch things before they run out (so to speak!)


How did you get on?

I’d love to know!  –  Why not write a comment below….


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One Response to {Daily Task #12} Food Clearout

  1. Jo reeves Aug 13, 2014 at 7:49 am #

    I was surprised that there was a couple of jars that were way past their best before date and 2 that were close . I am going to do an inventory of pantry items and one for the freezer today too, should make shopping lists easier

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