We spent a few hours this week cleaning out our deep freezer which still contained many items from before our move to Oregon from California. Quite simply much of what we had was lost in the abyss below bags of cheese, veggies, and various frozen meals. This could have proven to be an expensive mistake, but thankfully all of the food we uncovered was still well within edible perimeters.
With that said, we wanted to make sure that we are eating the food we buy and freeze. Instead of spending unnecessarily each week and buying duplicates of something we already have. Unless of course the plan is to stockpile because of a great sale, it’s quite simply wasteful to pack a freezer full of food you won’t eat.
So we came up with a Printable Freezer Inventory Form that will allow you to always know exactly what you have on hand. This will make meal planning a breeze and I’m going to venture to say that it will also help the bottom line of your weekly budget. So if you’re tired of uncovering freezer burned meals, print out the Frugal Find Freezer Inventory Form and tackle that freezer once and for all.
How to Use the Printable Freezer Inventory Form:
- Take an inventory of the items you currently have in your freezer, listing them under the appropriate categories.
- Make sure you list the portion size you have as well so when a recipe calls for a specific amount you know if you have enough or not.
- Then use the boxes next to each item to indicate just how many of the particular food you have. Use a slash mark (/) to track the number of items you currently have, if you buy more just add a (/). One slash mark equals one item. Then when you use the item add a second slash mark (X) to note that it’s no longer available.
- You can either print the Freezer Inventory From and enter the details by hand, or you’ll find that you can also edit it right there on your computer.