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It happens to the best of us. You head to the store, pick up something new and special, and then a week or two later you find it shoved behind the leftover pot pie and orange juice. But this sad, devastating moment could be eliminated with a simple shoe box.

Nobody likes the moment of defeat when they realize that jar of pickles expired 3 months ago. A simple shoe box or plastic container should do the job. Lifehacker shared this tip from Clossette: use a Fridge Triage Box to hold important and quick-to-expire ingredients and foods, which they claim can help save you over $100 per month in expired and tossed food.

Would it help out in your home? Let us know below!

• Read More: Could a Fridge Triage Box Help You Stop Wasting Food and Money? from Clossette

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