If the contents of your freezer are a big, messy mystery, get this FREE freezer inventory printable to save time and money!
I have two freezers, and I owe a lot to them. They’ve come to my rescue on busy nights with a bag of ravioli or a tub of frozen soup. And they’ve given me an excuse to buy five loaves of our favorite bread when it goes on sale or 15 pounds of ground beef from a local farmer (here’s how we buy meat in bulk).
But I haven’t always been kind to my freezers. In the past, our bottom drawer freezer and basement chest freezer have become dumping grounds, where food is tossed and forgotten in a big, cold, unorganized heap. I knew it was time to get organized.
A crucial part of a freezer re-org is keeping an inventory. Ever dug around in a freezer for that pound of chicken breasts you could’ve sworn you bought until your fingers were numb? I have. It’s much easier to quickly consult a list (with nice warm fingers) and get on with life. This list also helps with meal planning and food shopping. Skim down the list, then build your meal plan and grocery list around what you have (and don’t have). Grab my free meal planning worksheet.
Some people keep these kinds of lists on their smartphones in an app. A friend of mine tracks her stash on a whiteboard and simply erases items as she uses them. I’m an old-school pen-and-paper gal, so I created this freezer inventory printable for our challenge group. And now I want to share it with all of you. I hope this help you stay organized too!