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Welcome to DAY 9 of my 21 Day Free Printables Series! One of the easiest way to stay on top of the food in your kitchen is to keep an inventory of what you have in stock. Keep it simple by printing off and writing down your regular purchases on these easy to use Freezer and Pantry inventories.
Reasons to Keep Kitchen Inventories
I know it may seem like overkill to keep an inventory in a family kitchen, but there are reasons why most Commercial kitchens keep inventories of the food they have in stock for a number of reasons, including:
- Save Money. You don’t end up purchasing more of an ingredient that you already have in stock.
- Zero Waste. Keeping track of food dates helps you use it up before it’s expiry date.
- Menu Prepping. Having a good idea of what you have in your pantry will make prepping and planning for recipes and menu plans a whole lot easier.
Let’s face it. All of these benefits apply to even the smallest family kitchen. Running a kitchen efficiently is a skill that takes setting up a few basic systems to get started. The trick, however, is to keep this process super simple.
How to Use your Freezer and Pantry Inventories
In our home, I only keep track of the food I buy in bulk and on a regular basis. If I’m purchasing something for a particular recipe, I won’t bother writing it down. My Freezer inventory, however, is another story. Everything that goes into the freezer gets jotted down. It gives me a good snapshot of what’s inside and helps me use the oldest food up first.
DAY 9: Freezer and Pantry Inventory
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