We've done both of these actions before but it has been awhile so I feel the time has come again for us to do so.
Earlier this week I ended up clearing my spices out down to practically nothing. Those handy dandy pieces of masking tape with the use by date I write on them before they are put away revealed it was time for most all to go.
Don't forget to clean out your fridge too. You don't want anyone getting sick from bad holiday leftovers right? Right.
Speaking of getting sick, I'm challenging you to check the medicine cabinet too as this is the time of the year lots of us come down with the sniffles and hit up whatever we have on hand.
It really is better to let an out of date item go than to hang on to it thinking to toss it would be a waste of money.
If the item's time has come, say good-bye and rid your space of it. Recycle where and when you can. Your health and fresh flavor in the food is more important than out of date items.
Peace and Love Peeps.
NOTE: photo courtesy of superchou's flickr account