How Keeping a Freezer Inventory Can Change Your Life

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Our expert Team Leader, Jules, had a chat with a new client ahead of their session this week. The client was buzzing with excitement about getting Jules’ help in the kitchen. She mentioned that she had recently been given a chest freezer, which was great news for storing all sorts of goodies. However, when Jules asked if she had an inventory to keep track of all that frozen food, the client admitted she didn’t. And that’s where the magic began…

Let’s talk about something that’s as cool as finding a twenty-dollar note in your winter coat: your freezer. More specifically, the magical world of keeping a freezer inventory. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “An inventory? That sounds like something my accountant would do.” But trust me, this is one list that won’t put you to sleep. In fact, it might just be the key to unlocking a world of culinary convenience and budget bliss.

The Benefits of Being a Freezer Inventory Fanatic

1. Keep Track of Your Frozen Treasures : We’ve all been there. You’re rummaging through the freezer, moving bags of peas and unidentifiable leftovers around, and then you find it—a pack of gourmet sausages you forgot you had! With a freezer inventory, these delightful discoveries become a thing of the past because you’ll always know what’s in your frozen treasure chest.

2. Easy-Peasy Meal Prep: Imagine coming home after a long day and knowing exactly what you have in your freezer to whip up a quick and delicious meal. No more staring into the icy abyss wondering what to cook. With your handy inventory, you can plan your meals like a pro and avoid the dreaded “What’s for dinner?” conundrum.

3. Save Your Hard-Earned Cash: Reducing food waste is not only good for the planet, but it’s also great for your wallet. By keeping track of what’s in your freezer, you can use up what you have before it turns into an unrecognisable ice block. Say goodbye to throwing away money and hello to extra savings!

4. No More Duplicate Buys: How many times have you bought a bag of prawns, only to come home and find two more bags lurking in the back of the freezer? With an inventory, you’ll know exactly what you have, so you can avoid buying duplicates and save valuable freezer space for other goodies.

Managing Your Freezer Inventory Like a Boss

Now that you’re sold on the idea, you might be wondering how to start this frosty adventure. Fear not! Here’s a simple guide to managing your freezer inventory:

1. Start Fresh

Take everything out of your freezer (yes, everything) and give it a good clean. This is also the perfect time to bid farewell to any mystery items that have been in there since the last ice age.

2. List It Out

Create a list of everything you’re putting back in the freezer. You can categorise items by type (meat, vegetables, ready meals, etc.) to make it easier to find what you need.

3. Keep It Updated

Each time you add something to the freezer, jot it down on your inventory. Similarly, when you use something up, cross it off the list. It’s like a game of freezer bingo!

4. Use Our Handy Downloadables

To make your life even easier, we’ve created some downloadable freezer inventory templates that you can print out and stick on your fridge. Check them out here and get started on your path to freezer enlightenment!

So there you have it, folks. Keeping a freezer inventory might just be the life hack you never knew you needed. Not only will it save you time, money, and stress, but it’ll also make you feel like the king or queen of your kitchen. Happy freezing!

Wrapping up, we get it – managing your freezer (and all that comes with it) can sometimes feel a bit like juggling ice cubes. If you’re finding it a tad overwhelming or you’re just keen to get your kitchen space and habits spot on, don’t hesitate to give us a shout at Space and Time. Our team is all about offering you the solutions and support you need.