Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Pantry Dust

Like squirrels, we all stock up a bit more food for the long, cold winter months.
Though ... HELLO, Spring is breezing right into Summer in a matter of days now.

Time to take a look through your collection of can goods and pantry items.
Anything dusty?
Label faded?
Stuff you don't even like?
Do you REALLY need 12 cans of green beans?

Set these items aside for donation.

Now, take a look and make sure cookies and peanut butter jars are not hiding in your plates or glasses. Bring all your pantry items into one area of your kitchen. This not only makes it easy to see all the food you have available, it will also save you from buying more of what you already have in your home.

Finally, set up your own family grocery store. There is a reason stores are set up this way, it's practically been perfected. All you have to do is duplicate it in your own home. Use your grocery store to reorganize your pantry items: Canned goods, pasta, snacks, condiments, etc.

Take your faded, unopened items to your favorite shelter to be used by so many other families in need.

Now, don't forget to reward yourself for your job well done.

What was the oldest pantry item found?

4 comments:

SOUL: said...

i already work that system... it's the keepin the rest of the clan on track with it that makes it hard. but it does make the grocery list writing easier when you have your little sections for each like item.

nine and a wake up!!!
you ready ??

Louise Kahle said...

Just last weekend I went through my kitchen cupboards. I threw away several dated things, but the oldest expiration date was 1995! I don't remember what it was, but I've moved twice since then, so it must have been something really valuable.....

Angie Weid said...

@Soul - I'm ready baby! Question should be ... are you?

@Louise - 1995! What is it?

SOUL: said...

OH YEAH!!!!