WFMW: Organizing the Produce Drawer

Wednesday June 22, 2011
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Often when I grocery shop, I buy the same produce from week to week because I know I’ll use it for something at some point.  And occasionally, I’ll come home from my H-Mart run with something I already have a bunch of in the fridge.

I do this frequently with things like jalapenos, cilantro or green onions — because they are typically so cheap at H-Mart that I’d rather buy duplicates than come home without them and miss the savings.  (At H-Mart, the prices run like this:   jalapenos ~ .99/lb, cilantro ~.50/bunch, green onions ~.25/bunch)

So… when I have two sets of jalapenos in the fridge, how do I figure out which to use first?

The system I came up with is to open the new bag of produce and put the old bag inside.

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This way, when I open my bag up, I’ll see there is an older one inside that I need to eat up first.

This has been very helpful for me to keep my produce organized and while it’s not rocket science, it definitely works for me.

Find more great tips at the Works For Me Wednesday round-up hosted by We Are That Family.

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