Over these next 3 months, I invite you to join me as I offer you guidance to purge your items. As life in the Bay Area returns to normal-ish, I find myself telling clients, “What would you think if I told you that it’s not a space issue, rather a stuff issue?”. What are the general rules in your household for getting rid of items? If you get a new t-shirt, does an older one get donated? If your kids have a birthday, where do you put the new toys? What happens to the old toys? Old spices, the stuff at the back of the freezer? Stuff multiplies, it accumulates, and many things have shelf lives.

This month we’ll focus on – KITCHEN PURGE:
If I had a nickel for each time a person asked me, “Do you think this [insert decade-old herb or condiment] is still good?”, then, well, my kids’ piggy banks might have a few more coins in them! Before the holiday cooking is in full swing, it’s a good time to go through your fridge, freezer, and baking items and take a hard look at how long things have been in there. Many items are ok past their ‘best buy’ date, but for how long? Remember, don’t be too hard on yourself during this process. You’re making space for newness to enter.

How to clean a fridge – 10 steps to deep clean yours with baking soda, vinegar and more

National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day is 11/15, which is the perfect time to get your fridge ready for the busy holiday season. This is how to clean a fridge properly to get rid of smells and grime. Use baking soda, vinegar, and dish soap to sanitize your refrigerator quickly and efficiently.

Here’s How Long Condiments Really Last

We know you have a collection of condiments in your fridge or pantry, but here’s how long you can safely use them.