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Try This Trick on Your Next Trash Day

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Kara Bennett
01.19.16

It’s trash day. You can breathe a small sigh of relief because all of your trash will fit in your trash bin and you can say goodbye forever. Hurray! But there’s one last step that’ll make your life a lot easier! It’s simple:

Before you take the trash out, open your refrigerator. Take a quick inventory and toss (or compost) anything that’s gone bad. Common culprits include deli meat, weeknight leftovers or anything that might have become an impromptu mold farm.

As you’re going through your drawers and shelves, take a mental note of what is about to go bad. This is the #1 way you can reduce food waste in your day-to-day life! By reminding yourself of what is about to expire, you can make a plan to use those ingredients in your next few meals.

If you’re feeling extra motivated, consider these organizing ideas as you take stock of fridge contents.

That’s it! Once you’ve tossed everything, take out the trash - and you won’t have to worry one bit about expired food stinking up your kitchen. 

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