Before the holiday season is upon us take time to clean out the pantry and fridge.
Product dates come in 3 types according to the FDA. Use these dates as your guideline to keep, donate or toss food.
Sell by – tells how long the store can sell foods like meat, poultry, eggs, or milk products; buy it before this date
Use by – tells how long the food will be at peak quality – if you buy or use it after this date, some foods might not be safe any longer
Best if used by (or best if used before) – tells how long the food has the best flavor or quality – it is not a purchase or safety date
Set up a morning routine to help start each day in an organized way. Keep it simple and be consistent. My routine is morning stretches and meditation followed by shower and breakfast. Establishing simple routines help us organize our time.
The rate of what comes in needs to be less than or equal to the rate of what goes out. It is easy to bring things into our lives and spaces, but it requires more effort to remove things. Therefore we need to consistently and continually work to remove things from our lives and space. By consciously working at it we increase our chances of being able to manage what we own and keep it organized.