#trashouttuesday / Brian is cleaning out spices from 2008 – oh, y’all – please help me

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I have my wonderful husband to thank for today’s #trashouttuesday post.

He obviously forgot what day it was and started this mess on Sunday night:

 

I was dying. Spices from 2008 and brown “brick”!!!!

Okay. So, ALL these spices were OLD:

These are seriously the faces I kept getting every time he would look up at me from his spice cleaning out mission.

Yep. There’s the trash can. Bu-bye old spices from 2008…

Pure entertainment.

The rest of our cabinet where the spices go really needed some work.

As you can see those old spices were taking up a lot of valuable space, lol.

I successfully avoided the cabinet til tonight.

First step – take everything out.

That was a job. Geez.

Then I gathered several storage bins from around the house to use when putting items back.

Walmart has a FANTASTIC deal on those white bins. They range $2-$4 and are great for using inside cabinets and the pantry.

First, all the spices went into one bin all together that pulls out quickly where we can see everything we have at one time.

Then, I went on to the coffee. It all got it’s own bin as well.

By the way – this is the BEST COFFEE EVER:

You can find it online or at Publix. My forever favorite coffee.

The bakery items were already sorted and had their own shoebox that was working nicely, so they went right back to the top shelf.

Now on to the monster: TEA. I think I have a tea problem.

Someone please tell me why I’ve been wasting ALL MY CABINET SPACE FOR 10 YEARS by keeping all these tea boxes?????

Seriously. Dumb.

Brian just started looking for dates and telling my tea was old (insert eye rolls).

Meanwhile, this made me happy, happy, happy!!

Simply amazing.

I had a few other boxes with tea and cocoa that fit into another bin and I had room, so I left them for now.

Time to put it all back in the cabinet.

This cabinet has never looked so amazing in all our years.

I mean, I’ve NEVER HAD ROOM WHERE TEA BOXES AREN’T FALLING OUT WHEN YOU OPEN THE DOOR!!!

Let’s all stop and do a happy tea dance right this very moment. Would you like some tea?? I have plenty. Obviously.

And I promise I won’t serve you the “old tea”…HA!

 

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Find one cabinet that you have overflowing.

Take everything out.

Sort.

Discard expired things – and spices.

Find baskets to make accessing regularly used items easier.

Put it all back together and smile.

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4 comments

  1. My husband and I might be the opposite of you and your husband. I’m the purger, and he wants to keep it forever and ever amen…because we might need it someday!

    I’m usually giving the look your hubby is giving in some of those pics when I try to get rid of something that has been sitting unused for a while, but my hubby doesn’t want to let it go.

    Last year, I did the thing with my clothes where you turn all the hangers backwards. At the end of the year you get rid of the clothes that are still on backwards hangers because you know you haven’t worn them all year.

    I thought my husband might be impressed with the idea and follow suit. I should have known him better than that. So this year, I turned his hangers backwards for him. He’ll thank me later πŸ˜‰

    Great post and great idea! I wonder how old some of my spices are…

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    • Hahah well, I can certainly relate with your hubby!!!! I’m laughing because of the backwards hangers. Obviously, my grandmother did this. We cleaned out her house and I found her hangers all turned different ways which really confused me because she was such an organized person. But – there ya go! Now you’ve probably given Brian the idea to go turn all of mine around and prove to me that I don’t wear as much as I think!!!! Go look at the spices, you’ll be SHOCKED! HA!

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