It’s Confession Time: I’m A Hoarder!
I have a confession: I am a hoarder. I have a problem. Do they have Anonymous groups for people that don’t know how to use up stockpiles? Because I either need to join one or start one. Seriously, people! I knew my freezer was hitting capacity and needed some organization, but I had no idea it was this bad!
I finally had a free moment so I stole to the basement freezer equipped in my winter wear and gloves and started organizing and taking inventory of what was on hand. Holy Chicken Vegetables Pork COW! I might have enough in that thing to feed a small African village. I’m not kidding!
In future months, when I have more time to also record the dates of when items went into the freezer. I will highlight items that need to be used soon for risk of going bad. This would be a great tip for you as well. You don’t want that hard work to go to waste!
My new rule of thumb will be to print this off the 1st of every month and keep it taped to the freezer. When we take something out I will cross it off the page. When we add something to the freezer, I will write it in on my worksheet. On the first of the next month I will take down the pages, make the updates, and re-post it on the freezer. (I really hope this helps). We need to be good stewards of what is in our freezer and not waste it on groceries and other goods throughout the month.
For now, I have a lot of food to use up! So I am planning this week’s menu around using up some of this food. Yes, I do have a baby on the way and want my freezer stocked for that, but I must FIRST make room by using up food that will go bad between now and then. And let’s face it folks, I need to work on my addiction here!
What about you, do you need some freezer organization? If so, download the new worksheet and take inventory!