No rest for the wicked – it may be the weekend but we’re continuing with our daily ten minute challenges. And today, we’re tackling THE FRIDGE!
For many of us that are lucky enough to have help at home, cleaning the fridge doesn’t have to be an overwhelming affair. That being said, I can’t think of many fridges that contain just the necessities – most seem to be constantly “full” while still requiring frequent trips to the shops. The main culprits seem to be condiments, leftovers that remain uneaten, and buying too many perishable goods that end up going to waste.
In the past few months of living A Simpler Life, our fridge has gone from being crammed and having things on top of each other, to relatively empty but filled with items that get used and eaten. We have dramatically cut down on the amount of condiments we keep, now do a weekly shop (instead of a when-we-need-it shop) and try to use up all perishable items in salads, stir fries or soups before our next shop. Plus, the fact that we can SEE everything means that it is getting used and eaten – I am far happier having less food go to waste.
So let’s get to it. If you’re keen to stick to the ten minute time limit – your job is to quickly sort through all the items in the fridge – subtracting those that are not being used and sorting the remainder (by storing like with like). If you’re happy to spend a few extra minutes, I would suggest emptying the fridge completely before getting stuck in!