Thursday, January 21, 2010

Budgeting Tips # 12 ~ Clean Out Your Pantry

By cleaning out your pantry, you find items that you had forgotten plus you remind yourself of things that you have. Here is a photo of the forgotten items that I found:

I also found some jello but I used it before the photo was taken. When you clean out the pantry, you save money by using food that you already have on hand.

Some people have taken up a Pantry Challenge where they just eat out of their pantry foods for a month. I didn't participate because I stock up on items when they are on sale and I clean out my pantry on a regular basis. But I like reading about their challenge. If you are interested in reading about the Pantry Challenge, here are a few blogs that are participating:

My Red Apron
Getting Ahead
Coupon Geek
The Morris Tribe


Coupon Teacher said...

Thanks for linking up!

Gale said...

Another thing to do when you clean out your pantry is to check expirations. A lot of people don't know that many canned and boxed items have expirations. I check the expirations, throw out those that have expired, and put aside those expiring soon to either use in the next week or take to a food drive to help someone who doesn't have much (I figure things will get used more quickly there).

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