Thursday, January 8, 2009

Time to check expiry dates !

Yup, I was going through my canned food & provision stuff in the cupboard & also the toiletries and found soooo many expired & going to expire stuff in 2009. That could be because ever since my "betrayor" maid ran away, I dont really spend much time cooking on weekdays like she did & she has been asking me to buy a lot of redundunt stuff without really checking if they are still available. Since she left I found myself saving so much more & less credit card bills to pay!

Aftr clearing all the expired ones, suddenly I found my cupboard so spacious & yippeee that means got chance to go for retail therapy to store new ones for the New Year. However, not planning to spend like I used to, due to economy slow down.

One of my New Year resolutions (besides to be more patient,spend more time with my kids & do more charity) is to be more thrifty to face the inflation crisis ahead.

So have you check your cupboards and see if you can beat me to the number of expired goods found? And what's your new year resolutions?

9 comments:

Tammy said...

Once a month I always check the expiry dates on the food and rotate the older ones to the front and I put the new stuff to the back. My husband works at a grocery store so he got me in the habit of doing that.

Blessed mum said...

i had a habit of check my cupboard and fridge for expired products. :)

eugene said...

ai yo yo, why did you buy them in the first place when tak boleh habis habis makan,,,, sorry lah.

i am adamantly against wastage in whatever forms. so my friends always think i am crazy,when i can ask for used or even 2nd shirts and t shirts from my friends ..so in no time i shall be a millioaire

take care now have a great weekend

Angeline said...

I used to be like you too, doing it once a year... *laugh* the finds were too shocking already, so now I do it every month.

Kristie said...

oh yes.. i go through my stocks sometimes too.. bound to find expired stuffs...

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Renet, I have no new year resolutions as I know it'll be broken by CNY, ha ha.
So I just live life with no excuses, love with no regrets...

Good to throw away those old, expired stuff.
Have a pleasant weekend, Lee

Alicia said...

ohh u stock alot of canned food ka? usually we shop every week so we onli have few in cupboard ahhah

Jacss said...

it used to happen to me too...food expiring!! the only difference is mine usually not canned food, maybe pasta, biscuits, instant noodles...hahaha
wuah..maid lari kah, life must be susah lar now??

btw, i updated our b-town visit, u can check if u like d photos!!

BongFlo said...

hello irene! its been awhile that i came here for a visit. been very busy running things around. nice post ha! reminds me i have to check on the medicines i have stored in the first aid box. happy CNY! ciao!