Do you have 10-year-old spices and 5-year-old can goods in your pantry? The average shelf life of a dried store bought spice is 1 year. The average shelf life of a canned good is 2 years.
Our professional organizing for kitchens start with throwing away all expired food from the pantry, refrigerator and freezer. The second step is to empty out all cabinets, drawers, and pantry. While the emptying out occurs, decisions are made about what needs to be donated and what stays. All surfaces are cleaned and handy organizers are installed where needed. All items are replaced in an orderly and convenient manner.
* Tip: Toss expired items after each time change during the year.