Take the #stillgood decluttering challenge!

When was the last time you had a good rummage around your food and drink supplies to see what needs using up and what needs to go?

This month I am setting you the challenge of having a good clear out and working out what is #stillgood! Hopefully the challenge will save you some money, stop food being wasted and relieve all that poor food that has been stuck in the same position for so long 🙂

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Some things will last years past their best before date, but if you have stuff languishing in the back of a cupboard that you are never going to eat or drink, you could free up some space and give it away. Otherwise make a plan to use them up! If something is past its use by date, doesn’t smell or look good, or if you see any mould, don’t take any risks – compost it or if you can’t do that, bin it.

Starting on Monday 6th March, the areas to be tackled are:

Week 1: drinks – both dried and in liquid form e.g. tea, coffee, alcohol, juice and so on.
Week 2: tins, jars and dried goods e.g. flour, rice, pasta, herbs, spices.
Week 3: Freezer foods and/or the condiments in your fridge
Week 4: The food you keep outside your kitchen – e.g. in your office drawer, in your car, your secret stash of munchies 🙂
Join in with the challenge with others in the Reduce your food waste Facebook group or on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #stillgood. Each week post a picture of the things you find that are past their best before date but still good to eat or drink.

Thanks to Anna from Rosie’s Ecoblog for suggesting the hashtag #stillgood!


  1. Anonymous

    I'm in
    Just having to drink all the alcohol. Terrible.

  2. Zoe

    It's fine alcohol lasts a long time – you don't have to drink it all 🙂

  3. Best by dates are guidelines at best. I have things that have gone bad before them. I've eaten unopened yogurt many times that was at least a month past its "expiry date". And both were still fine. 🙂 To me, your eyes and most importantly your nose are the best investigators. I mean, I have coffee cream that's about 4-5 days expired and it's still fine, so I'm still using it.

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