Even if you’re a master of kitchen organisation, it’s hard to know what can stay, and what needs to go. Odds are, there are items and food you probably shouldn’t keep in your kitchen cupboards. Let’s get to tossing.
Shopping bags and plastic
Even though there is a ban on plastic shopping bags, you still seem to accumulate plenty of bags; sometimes you forget your reusable shopping bags and end up coming home with thick plastic, paper or more reusable shopping bags. But there are also the other bags that might come in handy one day, think bread bags (which can be reused instead of buying plastic wrap). These you ultimately stuff in drawers, under the sink, and anywhere else you can squeeze them, but you never seem to be able to reuse the amount you have stored away. Clear some space in your kitchen by storing shopping bags in your car boot, shopping trolley or a cupboard just for this purpose, and bin some of the small plastic bags lurking under the kitchen cupboard so you only have an amount you can actually reuse.
Scratched-up chopping board
Much like kitchen appliances, your chopping board has a shelf life. All that cutting of veggies and fruit has probably given your board plenty of cracks and scratches, and bacteria has likely found a home in those deep grooves. Unless you are cleaning your cutting board regularly, you may need to replace it more often.