Waste Less in the Kitchen: Kenmore Genius Tip

Last month Kenmore asked for my biggest household challenge which was to waste less food. This month, I’m sharing my Genius Tip on how I overcame that challenge! Kenmore is on the search for everyday genius & each month they are giving away $3,000 in Kenmore gift certificates and a chance to have the best Genius Tip turned into an Ad!  Enter your Genius Tip Today!

Last month I talked about the high cost of groceries and how I was working to waste less food in the kitchen. With the high cost of gas and groceries who can afford to throw out food that’s gone bad?

My simple solution, a sharpie.

Sharpies cost less than a dollar and last forever. I keep three or four in my kitchen and use them to label food in my fridge and freezer. I haven’t started yet, but I’m probably going to start using them for my pantry food too.

I write the date the jar was opened, a description of the item (if it is a casserole) or baking instructions. This simple step keeps everyone in the know when it comes to food in the fridge.

If you aren’t sure if something has gone bad, just look for the date written in sharpie. If it was opened a month ago, it probably needs to be thrown out.

This works great for condiments too, which last longer in the fridge, but can still go bad over time.

You can even label things that you want used first or saved for later. Like “don’t eat the last piece of cheesecake, or else.” 🙂

Keeping a sharpie in the kitchen is a great way to simplify and stay organized. Especially if you aren’t the only one who uses the fridge.

What is your Genius Tip?  Kenmore wants to know, and is giving away up to $3,000 in Gift Certificates and a chance to have the best Genius Tip turned into a TV Ad!  Visit their Facebook page and enter today! Did I mention a certain someone you know is judging? That would be me! I’m not eligible to win, but you are, so go share your Genius Tip and win big!

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