You may have learned that certain emotions, such as anger or jealousy, are “bad,” and “good” people don’t feel these feelings.
But we all feel anger, jealousy, hatred, sadness, and lust.
Remind yourself that the more fresh a food is, the more nutrient dense and nourishing it will be. A solid kitchen inventory will save you some money at the grocery store and help to get your creative, meal-planning wheels turning. Grab a notebook and a trash bag and head to the kitchen.
Here are some tips to get you started with a few gentle reminders on which foods you might need to toss! If you have a tendency to get overwhelmed, commit to one area at a time like the freezer, fridge or a single cabinet.
There are three “tracks” to Ultimate Spring Cleaning, and you can either perform them all at once or one at a time. Please ask questions if you’re stuck or confused, either in the comments of the post on the day in question or by e-mail. While you should get started on Day 1 (where there’s an extended version of this preamble), below is the master list of tasks, where you might find something to suit your immediate needs.
Below that are frequently asked questions about Ultimate Spring Cleaning. Some of the larger items don’t have to be finished in a day, and others you won’t really finish for days, weeks or even months.
Take everything out and make a list of the things that you have. You’ll need to come to grips with the fact that you may end up tossing a few things.