Saturday, 20 February 2016

Day 51 - Inventory


These may be a little bit hard to read, if you click on the pictures they will open in a different window and should be slightly easier to read.  Last time I made out an inventory it was a handwritten one, this time I have copied it onto the computer for safe-keeping  ;-)


As you can see, there is much more meat in the chest freezer than I thought, twenty nine different kinds of meat and lots more if you count all the individual chicken breast fillets, drumsticks etc.  There should be no danger of my carnivore of a husband going hungry until he can dip into the real world of self sufficiency and re-stock the freezer by his own hand .... and gun.


What I will do is count the individual items in the boxes and list them on the inventory as and when I dip into them to remove something.  I didn't want to keep things out of the freezer, or the lid up for any longer than I had to.


If there doesn't  seem to be many 'vegetarian' items this is because I have a drawer of the upright freezer with a selection of things in.  I will make a separate inventory for this freezer sometime during the coming week to get everything finally listed.  

Now this is done I can menu plan from the inventory instead of standing at the freezer scratching my head AND my freezer is lovely and tidy .... and I can actually see where things are.  Putting things back in their categories means that I can now find what I need and hopefully keep it this tidy as we eat our way to the bottom.

Today is a No Spend Day



8 comments:

  1. I've been keeping an inventory this year, although I don't have a printer so mine is a very smudged pencil written list, I am finding it really useful so far. There are two pantry lurkers that are on my hitlist for the start of next month.

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  2. I should do an inventory. Like you, I'm forever looking at the contents that lay at the top in the freezer, scratching my head.

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  3. We use magnets to hold inventories onto the relevant doors, so we can cross items off when they come out.

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    1. That's a good idea, although I'll keep this inventory on the upright freezer door, Ginger eats on top of this freezer and he'll end up sitting on my paper ;-)

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  4. It pays dividends knowing what you have in the freezer. You know were the gaps are when you go shopping.

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  5. Well done on getting your inventory done it will certainly be easier to meal plan now

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  6. I keep the inventory sheet on the side of my chest freezer, along with a pen - both attached with magnets. Before that, I could only ever find one or the other!

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  7. Well done on sorting the freezer; I know you were dreading doing it. Even though we only have a few kitchen cupboards and small freezer it is a job I do not enjoy. I have to confess to having an inventory of usual ingredients which I use as an aide memoir for shopping, and do list frozen meat weekly to plan the next weeks' meals.

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