We’re about five weeks out from the move and I’m in full force purging and packing. Monday night was the first one that I didn’t pack at least one box up, but it was the apartment viewing, so it felt a bit odd to be packing up my turkey baster and holiday linens while strangers were poking around. I’ve been lucky that I’ve never had to have one of these viewings before at my previous rentals and I didn’t anticipate how awkward it would be. The good thing is that everyone who came by was really cool and reminded me of Garrett and I looking through the apartment for the first time three and half years ago (which is crazy because it doesn’t seem like that long ago). I hope that whoever ends up getting it loves it as much as we have.
General Shelf Life of Spices
- Ground Spices – 2 to 4 years
- Whole Spices – 4 years
- Leafy Herbs – 1 to 3 years
- Bottled Seasoning Blends – 1 to 2 years
- Extracts & Food Colors – 4 years
- Recipe Mixes (gravy, taco, etc.) – 2 years
- Marinades and Sauces – 12 to 24 months
- Seafood Box Mixes – 18 to 24 months
The other bonus about using up all the food in the apartment before the move? We’ll save on groceries…which is money in hand for important things like renovations. We joke now that everything we do is comparable to something we’ll need in the house. Sure I would love to have that new sweater, but I could also buy an updated faucet for the powder room. Putting our money into something we own and adding value to it is a very exciting thing.