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One month 'til moving: how to empty my pantry, and what not to buy?


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One month 'til moving: how to empty my pantry, and what not to buy?

ellecue | Mar 27, 2011 01:10 PM

After April, I'm leaving residence (where I unabashedly hog our full fridge and freezer), and I'm wondering what pre-move shopping tips people have. Or what hints people have on dealing with kitchen stuff when they do move. I'm thinking the last week or two can be a scraping the bottom of the barrel canned food bash; it'll be exam time then, anyway.

I mainly feed just me and use very little meat - takes forever for me to use it up - but lots of dried beans, which I'm low on now. For vegetables, I generally use fresh. I have a fair amount of grains (3-4 types of rice, quinoa, couscous, oatmeal, pasta, pitas) that I'm usually too lazy to cook, though I have a rice cooker. There's no avoiding that I'll have a heck of a lot of appliances, sauces and spices to move. I go grocery shopping every 2-3 weeks and am probably going to head out tomorrow.

If all else fails, I'll have a potluck/host a dinner, I guess. Last potluck I went to, I managed to use up 8 eggs in a flour-free cake.

Not really sure what kind of info I should be providing, but let me know if more would help.

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