Do you work hard all week, take time out to grocery shop, purchase lots of produce and other food items with the very best of intentions and then throw much of it away within a week or so because it went bad? Is your shopping cart often filled to capacity with fruits, veggies, dairy products, breads, meats and more? Is your refrigerator packed and yet food often goes to waste in your home? Does this sound familiar? You are definitely not alone!
The Natural Resources Defense Council reports, "In the U.S., 40 percent of all food goes uneaten each year, at a cost of $162 billion annually. Consumers are responsible for 40 percent of this waste—more than any other part of the supply chain. It’s a problem that costs the average family of four roughly $1,500 per year."
Get your shopping organized by writing a list and/or using a grocery shopping app. If possible, shop for specific , meal-planning groceries more frequently than doing a massive purchase. Don't forget that frozen fruits and veggies keep a lot longer than fresh and have nearly the same nutritional value!
Remember, if you need assistance and support with your family life, home and/or office organization, you are cordially invited to contact ...
Donna LaRoche, M.Ed., Professional Organizer Serving Cape Cod, MetroWest and Eastern Massachusetts Contact: 617.640.2366 www.energizeandorganize.com
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