My pantry is overcrowded! I do count myself lucky that I have so much food; I just wish it didn’t all topple out every time I open the cabinet door.
Today I am taking action. I’m going to rearrange a few things and in the process I am sure I am going to find a few things to 1. prepare/eat 2. toss 3. donate/share beginning with the fancy marshmallows that came in a gift basket with hot cocoa mugs and snowmen spoons.
The spoons are in the kitchen drawer (shhh…let’s not talk about them – they are too cute to part with.) The mugs are with all their mug friends in the cabinet with so many drinking mugs I can open a small cafe.
And then there are the marshmallows. They fall out of the cabinet every single time I open the door. Today I will either eat them, which seems doubtful since I don’t like marshmallows, or I will give them away.
Next I’m saying bye-bye to the aspirational foods. Who am I kidding with the tin of escargot? Where did it even come from and why am I keeping it? Never going to eat it. Same it true of the fancy crackers covered in fennel seeds – one of my least favorite seeds in the world.
Next comes the diet food I bought when I thought I would enjoy the cardboard rice rounds and other flavorless “healthy” foods. Not happening, I’d rather eat the marshmallows.
And let’s talk expired food, I don’t have to go into detail about the can of soup I’d swear I just purchased but in reality it was over two years ago and it is past the “best by” date. I know I can use most things past the date, the problem is this is the red Manhattan Clam Chowder and I prefer the white New England style.
In just ten minutes, I freed up a bunch of space in my pantry! Now I’m not aggravated every time I need to get something out of the pantry. I can see what I own, I can find what I need when I need it, and I can use it before it expires. Best of all I’ve made some marshmallow loving, escargot appreciative, fennel seed eating, person very happy.
Are you ready to take control of the cluttered pantry? You don’t have to empty out the entire pantry. All you have to do is find one thing you don’t need, don’t want, or won’t use and LET IT GO. You can do it. Ready? Tell me what you find…