Keep a Sharpie in your kitchen and label all your food with that day's date whenever you open a new package or when you're packing up leftovers. That way, you never have to question if something is still good (like that cottage cheese/yogurt container that got pushed to the back of the fridge or that yummy batch of chicken breast you pre-cooked for your workweek!). Saves you money and saves you from any potential tummy aches :)
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I use a label maker to keep everything organized; it's worked in my kitchen, my office, craft room, storage space, and bathroom. Just seeing the labels reminds me that everything has a correct place, and makes me want to keep things neat and tidy! It especially helps to keep food fresh.
I use a label maker to label all of the shelves and containers in my pantry. I label all cereal and bread with a purchase date and label all leftovers with the name, date cooked, and a "toss date". I put numbers on fresh food in the order I buy it so I can use the oldest food first.
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