Friday, March 11, 2011

PROJECT: CLEAN HOUSE 40 Bags in 40 Days part II

I started on the kitchen today in my 40 Bags in 40 Days.  If you've been following for a while, you know that I organized my pantry just a few months ago.  Well, of course, it got away from me again.

I started looking at all of the expiration dates and I saw these two:  20 July 2007 and 21 October 2004.  Ok, now I will own the 20 Jul 2007 even though I don't think it can be possible since we have moved twice since then and I just clean this thing out but the 21 October 2004-there is NO WAY!  That is before I even met Scott and is actually two years to the day of my anniversary in 2006.

Here it is after cleaning out again. 

Here are some of the items that I only use a couple of times a year so I moved them downstairs.  The blender is shot so it went into the trash pile.

After the pantry, I moved on to the seasoning cabinet. 

All of these items were trashed because they were over the expiration date.

We buy a lot of bulk items from Costco so there were several boxes that just had a couple of bags of whatever left in it so I consolidated a lot, threw away old stuff and things we didn't like or didn't eat.  Here's what I ended up with for trash:

I didn't get to the refrigerator today but that will be over the weekend.  Next room, dining room.

Stay tuned.  If you are playing along, let me know!


  1. I have 2 bags gone: my linen closet and junk drawers in my kitchen. Feels SOOO good! This weekend I am tackling the girls' closets.

  2. That is freakin' awesome!! I bet you bought those way expired items after they were already expired. I have done that before. Matter-of-fact, just the other day I was at the deli buying lunch meat and I just happened to think about asking the guy what the expiration date was on the meat..2 days away! We can't eat a lb of lunchmeat in 2 days. Ughh! You are doing such a great job and you're keeping me motivated! Thanks!

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  4. ur getting me ITCHY for Spring cleaning @ my house * *

    ps. had to delete & fix my error ... OCD?? :)

  5. Don't you feel great after getting things cleaned out? I need to do some major cleaning soon - we're getting ready for a move!

    Stopping by from the blog hop.

    Frugally Green Mom

  6. Isn't it crazy how fast these areas can go from organized to a hot mess. My pantry stays clean and organized for about 1 month tops. it will always be a work in progress! good luck with your clean house :)

  7. Hi! I`m stopping by from Lucas Journey blog hop!
    I would love you to visit
    It looks good! I should really jump in. I have soo much to donate or consign.. Just need to find the time to sort through it. This should be the year. I am happy to find your blog!

  8. good idea my dear friend i love this post.

  9. good idea my dear friend i love this post.

  10. Your idea is so nice i follow your instructions and try to my home now tell you about it.