Pick a day to go through your refrigerator each week. Hold yourself accountable and don’t stray, as this will help avoid the scenario above. I personally prefer Sundays because it allows me time to prepare for the week ahead and make a grocery run before the week’s chaos begins.
If you’re starting from scratch here, I’d recommend unloading everything from your fridge. You’ll be surprised at how many holiday jams from years past are shoved in the back! If you’re pretty good about cleaning out your refrigerator regularly, then take a good, hard look at everything in your fridge. Remove anything that may have expired or will expire before you have a change to use it again, including those items you’re unsure of.
If you’re the all-natural cleaning supplies type or a Clorox wipe loyalist, use your preferred mode of sanitization to wipe down the fridge. Starting off on a clean slate (no pun intended!) will make you feel better immediately, promise. It’s crazy what a spot-free shelf will do to a woman’s soul!