It’s the first Monday of the month, and I want to get back to posting in the Simple Steps series. Simple Steps is all about making a quick and easy change that will help you to go a little greener, and save money at the same time, without too much extra energy or effort on your part. We’re all about baby steps here!
Here are some of the past posts in the Simple Steps series:
- An Easy Step to Conserve Water
- Turn Down Your Thermostat
- Declutter Around Your House
- Make Recycling Easy for Your Family
So, this month’s Simple Step is — Clean Out Your Refrigerator!
And it’s as much for me as it is for you.
I read a post on Small Notebook a while back that has been lingering in my mind since – The Fridge that Cleans Itself.
We have a small fridge, it is one of the older kinds with the freezer on the top, and it has deep and low shelves that are hard to see things on, so stuff easily gets stuck out of sight and goes bad and gets wasted. I really hate wasting food, but it happens way too often at our house.
So, I love this idea of only keeping what is fresh and we are going to eat for the week in the fridge. So this week, I want to clean out my fridge, and get to this point where my the contents of my fridge are simple and easy to see, so we can actually see, and use, and eat what’s in there.
Why It’s Important
This Simple Step is important because it will help me to use wisely and save the food resources that we have, and it will also help me to save money by not wasting food. A study found that American’s lose as much $600 per year on wasted food. That is a lot of money that could be put into savings, or spent in another way.
Do you find yourself wasting more food that you would like because it gets lost in your fridge? Take the Simple Step this week to clean out your fridge and keep it clean and simplified so you can use and eat all of the food that buy – saving money and saving the planet at the same time!
Bonus Step: You might want to declutter and clean the front of your fridge while you’re at it, if you have a little extra time. It’s a step that really only takes a few minutes, but can make your kitchen look so much more clean and un-cluttered.
Will you take the Simple Step to clean out your fridge to save yourself money and food resources this week?
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