For the first project I decided to tackle food. It was time to clean out the fridge, freezer and canned goods. It's not that things were a huge mess, for me it was more of an issue of knowing what I had on hand. I like buying items on sale and stocking up but I wouldn't be a wise steward of my money if I had to continually throw away food because it went bad or was out of date.
I tackled my basement shelf first. I had some garbanzo bean cans and other items that were collecting alot of dust. I decided to reorganize the shelf according to expiration date of the item. This way I know what items I need to use first; I can then go find a recipe to use these specific items.
Somehow I missed taking a before picture of my shelf but this is the after picture with everything organized according to date.This is the first shelf of my basement food and these are the items I need to use within the next few weeks.
Fridge (before)Freezer (before)Fridge/Freezer (after)To the naked eye you may not notice much of a difference but believe me there is a huge difference. I feel so much better knowing what is in my fridge, freezer and pantry shelf.