Cleaning out kitchen cabinets and pantry
I am embarassed to say that I filled 3 plastic bags today with half empty boxes of cereal, crackers, and spices. I vow not to buy any more spices unless I actually have a recipe I need them in instead of just thinking I might need it. I also threw away jello, pudding and cake mixes dating back to 2006. Now I know I have cleaned out my cabinets since then but just couldn't bring myself to get rid of them. The grocery store I use has specials where you buy one get one free and that is how many of these things got purchased to begin with. I feel bad cause besides not using them for my family, there are many people out there that I could have donated them to by taking them to food pantries before they got so out of date.
But now I am committing to doing better and to watch more carefully what I do have on hand that is in date and to make a conscience effort to use it.