Simplified 365: The Kitchen - Day 9: The Freezer (Part 1: Sort & Toss)

Simplified 365: Day 9 - The Freezer - Part 1: Sort & Toss

Day 1 of the freezer.  

The steps are the same as for the refrigerator.  Set a timer for 15 minutes and try to get through at least 3 shelves.  We are only spending 2 days on the freee

Step 1:

Pull everything off of the shelf you're working on.  

Step 2: 

Spritz the empty shelf with a simple vinegar spray. This will loosen any crud without spraying harmful chemicals near your food.  Let it soak and head back over to your pile of food. 

Step 3: 

Check all of the dates - any that are expired should be tossed now.  Any that are close to expiring that won’t be eaten can be donated.  Anything without an expiration date may have been in there before they required expiration dates. Out it goes! Check the guidelines for how long you can freeze frozen items. Most should be composted well before the year mark.

Having bags on hand for trash, compost, and recycle can make this a breeze.  

Step 4: 

Put all the “keep” food back on the shelf.

Tomorrow we will finish up any shelves and the door or drawers.