Freezer Inventory…this is a little project I’ve been trying to get to for a few weeks now. Finally, today was the day.
I have two refrigerator/freezers. One in the house and one in the garage. The garage refrigerator is basically full of beverages such as water, Gatorade, juice boxes and beer, but I use the freezer as an overflow from the house freezer.
What The Heck Is In My Freezer?
Both freezers were so stuffed with stuff that I had not idea what the heck was in either one beyond the door shelves and the items in the front. Oh my, what I did find.
Some of this “stuff” had been in there for a looooong time. I hate waste, but I had to get rid of 3 plastic grocery bags full of freezer-burned items, including, and I am really embarrassed about this one, corn on the cob from 2009!! I have no idea why I would have saved this corn.
I now have a FoodSaver (love it) so this shouldn’t happen any more. The FoodSaver will preserve foods much longer than normal packaging. Vegetables are supposed to keep for 2 – 3 years so had this corn been packaged with the FoodSaver we would be enjoying almost fresh corn on the cob tonight.
What Does My Freezer Look Like Now?
To keep my freezer looking neat and to prevent me from keeping 3 year old corn, I have put together a simple spreadsheet to keep track of my freezer inventory.
I will list the item, the date it was put in the freezer, the quantity, location (house or garage) how many I took out, how many I’ve put in and a weekly tally. Now the trick is to do this each time I put something into the freezer or take it out so I know exactly what I have.
Maybe you have a grip on your freezer inventory, but if you don’t and would like to download a copy of this freezer inventory form, you can do so here. It is a Word document so you can make changes to fit your needs.
If I had done this before I went grocery shopping this morning, I would have known not to buy more frozen vegetables. I’m sure that the 20 bags of frozen vegetables I have will see us through for a while.
Do you know what is in your freezer?