These Pickles cartoons provide concise commentary on the perils of holding onto stuff – even if it’s past its expiration date. In this one, Earl marvels at the age of some of the items in the pantry. Even the chicken bouillon is so old, “This chicken’s great-great-grandchildren are dead, but this is still in our pantry.”
Of course, chicken years don’t equate to human years, but still… Is that going on in your pantry?
Of course, Opal is a “waste not, want not” kind of gal – even if something appears totally useless (looking at Earl). There is a point of diminishing returns, though, when you hold on to perishable goods.
Need help releasing old items cluttering your home? Check out the sage advice in KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die. And for a quick outline of what your estate executor will have to do with the stuff you leave behind, download the 50-point Executor’s Checklist from this page.