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New Resource: OAMM Freezer Inventory Worksheet

If you are anything like me you need a list of what is in your freezer so that you can keep track on a regular basis. Here is a new Once A Month Mom resource and some tips on how to use it.

OAMM Freezer Inventory Worksheet

FreezerInventoryPick A Date

Pick a date once a month or more often when you are regularly going to complete your OAMM Freezer Inventory Worksheet. This will help with consistency. I am going to complete mine on the 1st of every month, that just seems easiest to me. Do what works best for you.

Take Inventory

Print off the OAMM Freezer Inventory Worksheet or save it as a new copy for yourself. Go to your freezer and take stock of what you have on hand. If  you are doing a OAMM cooking day, keep your OAMM Freezer Inventory Worksheet handy so that you can write in dishes as you put them away (or after your long hard day of work).

Highlight “Need to Use Items”

Foods only have a certain shelf life in a freezer. As you note the dates on this worksheet, also look at dates as you are updating your inventory worksheet. If there are items that are getting near the end of their “life” highlight them so you incorporate them soon into your menu. No use letting that hard work go to waste.

Put List On Freezer

You want to make sure that your freezer list gets updated as you consume and purchase new items. I am going to tape mine to the freezer door and will cross off items as we use them, or indicate what items we have used in the “Items Used” column. As I purchase or make items I will write them on the worksheet so I remember until the 1st of the month when I update the list. (Make sure that you keep a pen/pencil nearby as well).

These tips and worksheet should help you keep better track of  the meals that you have available to you to use and help you to plan your weekly meal plans each week.

14 Responses to “New Resource: OAMM Freezer Inventory Worksheet”

  1. Grammy Blick says:

    Excellent idea! I’m taking it a bit further. For years I’ve lived with a PDA at work and have retained the habit at home. A softcopy spreadsheet there allows not only paper saving but a constant companion when planning shopping trips. Thanks for putting this to work!

  2. Linda says:

    what’s this site about, just found it from another site

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  5. List Freak says:

    Oh my gosh – I have been writing my own list and posting it on the freezer for years. All my friends and family look at it and think I’m an absolute lunatic !

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  7. susan says:

    How do you make it print? Everytime I print it from the link to the google page it says it printed but nothing ever comes out of my printer and my printer que is empty.

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  9. Alyson says:

    Thank so so much for posting this! I found you via Google when I learned I was in desperate need of an inventory and your sheet works perfectly! Now I know that the deal on Chicken Thighs is great… except I already have about 10 of them between my 2 freezers! You’ve saved me money and space!

  10. melisa says:

    I have 2 freezers- both of which are pull out drawers which are a nightmare when it comes to organization :/ I plan to buy a upright freezer chest. How would I keep it all organized. Should I use 1 freezer for certain things?

    Also what about the pantry? Obviously organization skills have overlooked me somehow lol!

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