a genius idea!

This morning, my sister sent me this link to lifehacker. The article discusses how the average American family of four throws out an estimated $130 to $175 in uneaten or spoiled food every month. CRAZY but true. And that is alot of money.

As you can see in the photo above, they recommend creating a fridge triage box that puts in plain sight and gathers in one place the foods you should reach for first.

I am totally going to do this as soon as I can find an empty shoebox. 


  1. Julia, that was my new years resolution, onlybto buy what we can eat and not to throw food aiway. I love this idea, the box bringing to our attention what is potentially heading for the bin. Im giving it a go! Thank you for sharing

  2. What a good idea! I've been trying to eat up leftovers before I go grocery shopping. It sickens me to throw away food. I wonder what the stats are for foods wasted by Canadian families. I tend to think Americans waste more than anyone else in the world.

  3. Your blog is fantastic and I just want to leave a footprint behind me.

    Peace & Light

    Agneta, a swedish one ,)

  4. Roberta - I'm tired of throwing food away too so I hope this works for us.

    Hollie - I try to eat all the leftovers at our place. Pablo is not a big fan of leftovers so it is usually up to me to eat them. I usually take leftovers to work for lunch. I bet Canadians are just as bad as Americans for wasting food.

    Agneta - thank you!

  5. It is very nice to have met you. You´ve got a beautiful blog full of inspiration.
    I follow.




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