Face it, the fridge can be pretty disgusting. And there is nothing more disgusting than dried or frozen food pieces scattered around in your refrigerator. For those homeowners who have a crowded fridge, there are things that you need to throw out right now.
Does opening your fridge inflict terror and guilt? While you should try to avoid food waste as much as possible, sometimes things are just past the point of no return.
You can feel okay about getting rid of these 10 things in your fridge without a second thought. You’ll be doing yourself and your fridge a favor by making room for things you can actually consume. A clean fridge packed with delicious ingredients is something you can look forward to seeing.
Here’s what you should toss.
1. Slimy Greens and Herbs
When that bag of greens sitting in the back of the fridge starts to get slimy, there’s no hope for using them in any recipe.
2. Soulless Lemons
I always pick up extra lemons at the grocery store, but sometimes I forget I have them or just don’t get around to using them. When your lemon gets hard and juiceless, you’re going to have to toss it.
3. Shriveled Ginger
It doesn’t matter how well you store ginger, at some point it is going to go bad in your fridge. When it gets all wrinkly and sad-looking, it’s time to toss that extra knob into the trash.
4. Expired Condiments
If you’re anything like me, you have a bunch of half-used condiments lurking in the fridge at any time. That BBQ sauce you have from last summer? It has to go. That fancy bottle of Worcestershire sauce that you’ve had for the last three years? Don’t even think about keeping it.