I admit that when the kids were younger and living at home I wound up letting stuff go... Now, just the hubby and I usually try not to waste so much and with 20 barn cats (more or less, depending on the wandering rascals) very little actually gets thrown out. Cats will eat ANYTHING almost and actually
seem to enjoy it MORE if it is a little off. Go figure.
I really try to be Green, and it is a hard thing to do when you start when you are older, but every small change makes a difference. I am learning to switch power strips off when not needed and switched over to all the new fluorescent bulbs Years ago. That, all by itself, cut my electric bill almost in half back then. I worked third shift so when I was home, I was up all night.
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.