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Be a Minimalist
If your fridge is overstuffed, you may be tempted to head toward the pantry for cookies rather than spend time sifting through the clutter, so Johnson recommends conducting a monthly purge to get rid of any unwanted and expired food. (Generally, cooked leftovers last up to four days and raw poultry and ground meats are good for one to two days.) Your de-cluttering goals: (1) Leave a half-inch space between items, and (2) avoid making stacks whenever possible.