Tired of standing with the freezer door open and peering in to see what’s in there that you can cook for supper? Or worse still, finding some forgotten food lost at the bottom of the freezer, only to find it years later and you have to throw it away? Set up a “Freezer Inventory” sheet. It’s helpful in more than one way. Here’s four reasons why a Freezer Inventory sheet will help you save money and time in the kitchen.
1. Know Your Inventory
Because you always know what is in your freezer, you never have to worry about lost, or forgotten food…saving you money right off the bat!
2. Stock Up with Sales
Save money by buying foods when they are on sale, then put them in your freezer. But before putting away, be sure to update your inventory sheet.
3. Easy Menu Planning
When you make your menu for the upcoming week, just pull out your Freezer Inventory and use what you’ve already bought (on sale) and then fill in the blanks with other foods that are on sale that week (by looking through the sale flyers from the Sunday paper). As you take food out of the freezer, be sure to update your inventory sheet.
4. Avoid Digging Through the Freezer
If you have a taste for a certain food and don’t know if you have it already, just check your inventory sheet! If you have it, you’ll know at a glance. Avoid the hassle of digging through the freezer looking for something that may, or may not, be there!
Download the Freezer Inventory sheet and revise for your own family and needs.
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