How would you rate your freezer organization? If you’re anything like me, it’s probably sub-par. We bought a large deep freezer a few years ago, and I find it hard to keep track of what we have in there. It’s easy for old food to get buried, or to forget about things we bought a few months ago. I often end up buying more of things we already have, just because I don’t have a good system in place to keep track.
Now that we’re truLOCAL subscribers, it’s even more important that we have some sort of system in place. We receive delicious frozen meat, poultry, and fish every month, and it’s helpful to know what we have so that I can meal plan around it. Since I’m sure many of you are in the same boat, I thought I’d create a solution: a printable freezer inventory template of some type.
So in today’s post, I’m excited to share with you a FREE printable you can use to stay on top of what you have in stock! It’s a one-pager that you can stick on your fridge or freezer so that you never have to wonder what’s inside.
It’s designed with truLOCAL subscribers in mind, but you can of course use it to keep track of anything you store!
As you can see, the template leaves space for you to write in the items you have on hand, as well as the quantity. I’ve found two different approaches that work well for keeping track:
Approach #1: Write in Quantities
The first option is to write in how many of an item you have on hand, and to then cross it off and update it as you use things up. As you can see in the example below, you can jot down that you have 8 chicken breasts, then cross it off and write in 6 once you use up a 2-pack.
Approach #2: Use Slashes and Xs
This second option involves using a forward slash to indicate quantities (8 forward slashes equalling 8 chicken breasts, for example), and then turning each slash into an X as you use things up. So in the example below, we have 4 packages of ground turkey on hand. We used to have 2 packages of pork back ribs on hand, but now we only have 1.
However you use it, I hope you find this free printable to come in handy and help you to stay on top of your food storage. Don’t forget to download your free printable here, and check out my full truLOCAL review to learn more about the service. (Psst… if you’re a new subscriber, you can score 10% off your first Regular box with code KATEM10!)
Wishing you a great rest of your week, and happy inventory-ing!
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