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A ‘new year new me’ has resulted in a mass cleanout of accumulated shit, it’s reported.
Betoota Grove local Sarah Ridge  reckons she went full Marie Kondo on her wardrobe and estimates to have given away three bags full of assorted knick-knacks and clothes.
Or she intends to give them away but so far they’ve been sitting in the boot of her car for two weeks. Unfortunately the same can’t be said for Sarah’s kitchen cupboard which still includes perishable items bought on a whim.
This includes the forgotten Betty Crocker brownie mix that has lived in the back of Sarah’s cupboard for so long, it might be liable to pay rent.
Our reporter was squizzing around for some teabags when she spotted the box.
“OH I forgot this was here haha,” says Sarah.
“I’m sure I’ll bake some eventually, maybe when I have some people over.”
The brownie mix has reportedly found residence between some gravy packets where it’s remained hidden in plain sight.
Sarah admits that even though she’s not the biggest baker she bought it because it was on special.
She explains to our reporter that she’s never had a good reason to use it.
“There’s never really been the right opportunity. I’d bake some if the moment called for it.”
Rather than admit that she’s never actually used an oven, Sarah refuses to throw the expired brownie mix out as doing so would be acknowledging she made a bad judgement call.
The same can be said for the three-month-old bananas Sarah currently has rotting in the refrigerator, which she intended to use for banana bread.
“Every time I go to bake some I don’t have the right ingredients,” says Sarah, referring to milk and eggs.
“It’s an easy thing to forget.”
More to come.