I have a shelf in my pantry reserved for “about to expire” items. that way, I never let anything expire I bought in bulk a long time ago. once a month I go through my pantry and move anything that expires in the next month to that shelf. Takes about 10 minutes or less a month and makes sure nothing goes to waste!
[Kacie posted this tip to the Readers’ Tips box. It originally appeared as a comment in The Complete Tightwad Gazette giveaway.]