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Food Waste Friday | I cleaned my fridge. Oh yes.

Every week, I post a picture of the food that has gone bad over the last seven days. Why do I do this? Because in March of 2008, I finally got fed up with the amount of food I was wasting, and I thought that showing my waste to other people would motivate me to use up my food instead of wasting it. Because this often embarrassing practice was so helpful for me, I invited other bloggers to join me in posting their food waste photos, and Food Waste Friday was born. If you’re not a blogger but still want some food waste accountability, feel free to participate by leaving a comment.

I’m not gonna lie…it had gotten pretty bad in there over the holidays. It’s not that there was a ton of bad food in there, it’s just that it was dreadfully disorganized. I forgot to snap a before picture, but here’s what it looks like now.

Full, but clean. And organized.

Here are two bad things I found lurking…some seriously shriveled green beans, and a cucumber with some moldy spots.

That’s not nearly as horrible as I was expecting. Phew.

And I am feeling very positive about my food waste prospects for the next week since my fridge is so organized.


How did you do this week? If you blogged about your food waste, link us up by entering your info into the widget below. You’ll save money, reduce your trash output, and get a little publicity for your blog! And if you don’t blog, you can still share about your food waste by leaving a comment.

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Monday 9th of January 2012

Thank you -- you've inspired our family to add a food waste post to our new blog. It was a great first week (after a major pantry and refrigerator clean-out last week to get a fresh start.) **We chose 'Food Waste Monday' because the garbage gets picked up on Tuesday mornings, and we find more time to make meals with the items approaching expiration over the weekend.**


Saturday 7th of January 2012

I'm scared to clean out my fridge, after seeing what was in my potato container.


Friday 6th of January 2012

Wow your fridge looks so clean and organized. Reminds me I have to clean mine. I really enjoy your blog. I come here every day!


Friday 6th of January 2012

I'm so glad! I'm always honored when people make my blog a daily stop. :)

Becca S.

Friday 6th of January 2012

I have a confession: I SHOULD have cleaned my fridge today before I put all of our new groceries in it; but I didn't. So now the old bits of onion skins can mingle with the new ones. ;) It wasn't too horrible, I cleaned it a few weeks ago so I figured I could wait a bit longer.


Friday 6th of January 2012

Just some dip from New Year's that got left out overnight hit the trash here. My fridge it looking fairly empty but my pantry is stuffed. Luckily, that food is not as perishable. I'm about to embark on a new way of eating as a result of some health problems so I am glad to have developed the FWF habit, and hope I can keep it up while trying a new food plan.

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