When Do You Throw Away Fruit and Veg?

More often than not these days, vegetables and sometimes fruit are arriving into the house without expiry dates on them. Whilst this is fine (as it stops them being thrown away before they are actually ‘off’) I like to know which order to use the refrigerated fruit and veg.

When the groceries arrived this morning, I used the back of the accompanying paperwork to write little tags with today’s date on and stick them onto each item.

Simple labels out of recycled paper
Dating your fruit and veg

This method will work better for me and the rest of the family as it will stop us all wasting things when we’re not sure how many days they’ve been there. No one in the house has to ask me either which is a bonus.

Anything I don’t use that’s really out of date or looks bad will go in the food waste caddy as normal.

Food waste caddy

That’s another little system put in place for my 2020 challenge.

How do you decide when to throw away your non-dated items?

Until tomorrow…



About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer www.sandramadeira.com
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5 Responses to When Do You Throw Away Fruit and Veg?

  1. Miss Hued says:

    I usually throw them out days after I ought to. Produce that’s going bad makes me feel guilty, and so of course I think I’ll salvage it somehow. Sometimes I do, but when I don’t, it usually sits there for a week until I get fed up and go through the fridge.

  2. When I have something that is close to going by and I know I won’t have a chance to use it, I cut it up and freeze it for later use in a stir fry or a soup or sauce whatever is applicable, I waste less this way.

    • Thank you, very good idea. I do freeze onions and peppers sometimes, but I don’t think about all the other stuff. I definitely need to get better at it so that I don’t need to throw anything away

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