I promised you a copy of my Freezer Inventory Sheet a while ago, but sometimes as I get more ideas, my other drafts get pushed further down the list and I don't get back to them for a while.
Keep in mind, there is nothing special about this, it's just a document with “Freezer Inventory Sheet” at the top, a line for the date, then a bunch of blank lines to write in what you are stocked up on in your freezer.
WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT A FREEZER INVENTORY SHEET?
A detailed list of what's in my freezer prevents me from standing with the freezer open wasting energy, not to mention being cold, while I try to figure out what to pull out for dinner. If I don't have an idea of what to make from our Family Favorite Meals List, then I can just look on this sheet and get ideas that way.
It is also nice for when you have a really full freezer, you don't have to dig through everything to see what you still have and what you're short on. (Especially if you have an upright freezer like we do, it saves your toes from big hunks of falling meat.)
The only problem is when I don't keep up on it by marking something off right when I pull it out. I forget sometimes, so every once in a while I'll have to pull everything out and re-do it.
This can save you at least a little time and frustration in the kitchen!
Note: my freezer inventory sheet has categories listed (beef, chicken, pork, veggies, frozen meals, etc.) under which freezer they're in, but I cleared that off the copy I'll send to you, that way you can make it specific to your freezer and what you have on hand.
That does it for my Kitchen Tips Series (unless I think of more ideas), so now please comment below and tell what YOUR favorite kitchen tips are!