I wonder who’s job it is in your house to clean out the fridge. My little darlings are in & out of my fridge more often than I am. Does anyone think of cleaning it? Maybe moving an out of date item to the bin. Nah of course they don’t. I had an online shop due today. I was pretty sure we needed food. When I opened my fridge it was telling a different story. It looked packed. 2 huge bin bags later & it’s obvious if I don’t do it, no one does. They put ridiculous things back like half a tomato or leave a packet open so the contents go crusty (my pet hate). I put the entire contents on my huge kitchen table & got on with cleaning it. I have endless bags of salad & iceberg lettuce. I have so many tomatoes I could actually sell them. Various types of rustlers burgers & they have a shelf all of there very own such is the demand for instant snacking. I have 3 huge jars of crinkle cut beetroot. I don’t think anyone except my eldest eats beetroot & he moved out months ago. I really need to pay more attention. I’ll type that I will faithfully clean it out once a week. I won’t & I know I won’t. Teenagers just don’t know how to follow simple instructions. They move things about in my fridge just to piss me off. They take things off one shelf & return it to another. I’m very clear about what should go where but they don’t give a shit. The first one to wail that we have nothing to eat will be directed to the beetroot jars. Someone will eat it & it won’t be me.
Clearing out anything is a tedious, boring job but it has to be done. Please look in your fridges, if it needs a clear out do it. You’ll save someone else a job & earn some brownie points.