Melissa (assilembob) wrote in vegancooking,

Moving and shelf life of things.

I am about to undertake yet another huge move. Last time my roommates packed most of my stuff as I am on the road most of the time. Now after having spent maybe a month total in the house we are all moving out. The roommate I like is moving away on May 31st but our lease is good till July so I have that long to get my things packed and moved. Which may not seem like a problem, except I am never able to get there.
So to make a long story short I am wondering about some of my pantry items that have not been used in over a year.
Things like spices, flours, egg replacer, grains: quinoa, barley, rice ect., dried beans. I basically have an extremely well stocked pantry that has not been used at all in over a year. Much of it in over two years!! Before becoming a truck driver I cooked all the time and it was a spur decision when I lost my other job to go into trucking so I didn't have time to use things up. I hate thinking of all I have wasted by not using it, but it's in the past. Now I need to figure out if it's worth the trouble of moving it all.

Is any of this worth saving? I know the canned goods and jarred goods are most likely okay. As are some of the box mixes because those things have dates on them. I am wondering about the bulk goods and such more so.

I have personally had flours and grains for up to and just over a year before and they have not gone bad. Spices, my mom has had some since what seems the dawn of time and they still have flavor. So what are your personal recommendations?
Tags: -shelf-life of foods
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