Warmer weather can provide the perfect time to get a head start on decluttering, and the kitchen is a great place to start. Whether you’re prepping for an epic barbecue season or looking to clear out last season’s freezer contents, tossing out the old just feels good sometimes. Here are three things you should start by getting rid of:
Take stock of toppings you haven’t used since last summer, including barbecue sauce, relish, horseradish, and items like that. If you know they’ve been languishing in your fridge for the last year, it’s time to replace them. Your barbecue deserves only the freshest condiments!
Your Worst Tupperware
Food storage containers don’t last forever. They can crack, become warped or suffer from food-related discoloration. If you’re in the mood to tidy up, why not replace some of your oldest containers and opt for some new heavy-duty ones?
Ancient Grill Tools
Why not use this time to swap out your aging barbecue equipment, including rusty accessories or leaky coolers? Even these get used only seasonally, and they can still be prone to wear and tear.
Kitchen Products You Never Seem to Use
You know that old juicer you never use? How about that frozen hamburger meat that’s been in the freezer for years? If there’s stuff taking up space in your eating and prep zone, use seasonal cleaning as an excuse to toss it.