Before you embark on this project, you’re going to need to clean out your refrigerator. Remove any food that hasn’t been eaten in the last week. Remove any food items that aren’t healthy and wholesome. Now, look at the amount of food you’re tossing out. Your goal is to consume less. Less will mean less waste.
Next time you go to the grocery store, start by grabbing a small sized hand basket in lieu of a large rolling basket. plan to buy just a few small meals that will fit into the basket instead of buying a lot of items that will fill a larger sized basket.
Focus on organic wholesome foods and don’t overbuy. Your goal is to avoid leftovers and to avoid buying more than you and your family can eat in a few short days.
When arriving home, gently place your food into the refrigerator. You can sort it by meals if you wish just make sure that you can easily see items and that you can pair them up come meal time.
When you prepare the meals to be sure that you have a head count of how many will be at the table during dinner. Prepare only enough food for those that will be eating that night. This way you can avoid waste. Focus on serving sizes and make sure that you’re only serving foods that your family will eat.
After dining, see if there are any leftovers. If so, you’ve overdone it and need to work on preparing less. Remember, less is more. You don’t need to overindulge and supersize to have a healthy meal.
You’re trying to keep your family alive, not fill them to overstuffed. This is a step that may take some adjusting as you become accustomed to preparing less.
Many find that they do better at this if they invest in some smaller sized pans. Too many homes have larger sized pans that make it too easy to overcook.
As you learn that less is more in the kitchen, go through your home and remove those items that you don’t absolutely love. Keep in mind that you don’t need an excess of anything.
It’s easy to find ways to go through things. Sort and remove those items you really don’t like. Remove things that you’re just not using. This is all part of consuming less all the way around.
It’s not just about consuming less food, but also consuming less in material goods. You don’t need 2 blenders and 4 can openers. Give a few away and keep the ones that you like and use the most often. In this fashion, you’ll find that it’s easier and more relaxing to function in your home.
A clutter free home is more relaxing and you’ll be consuming less to clean your home as well. Consuming less food and using less in material goods is going to free you to lead a healthier and happier lifestyle and focus on what really matters in your life.