Just because there is a lot of food doesn’t mean it is consumed or preserved very well. Food easily goes to waste because it isn’t consumed or it isn’t stored properly. It is important to store and keep strict inventory with foods bought, especially if living in a smaller home with a lack of space to hold everything.
Here is the year round storage/inventory plan. “Be prepared for adversity in life by having a basic supply of food and water while save money by buying in bulk.
First, empty the freezer in January to defrost and clean. When filling it up again, count on what is there. In the spring, it’s the pantry’s turn to get cleaned out and have its contents counted. Organize everything – boxers, jars, and cans – to have it in order when looking for something.
In the summer, it’s the fridge’s turn to get the clean-and-count treatment. Repeat throughout the year, note everything that is there, and create an inventory sheet on Microsoft Excel. It’s good to update it every 2 to 4 weeks during the period, writing the date, the item, the amount, and any specific comments about the product.
This is an easy, simple way to know what is there to eat and drink in the house. It’s important to not waste what is bought. In a country that is plentiful of goods, wasting food is just pitiful. So, use what is bought and write down everything so nothing is forgotten.
Click here to read about free downloadable food storage inventory sheets:
TheHomesteadSurvival.com is all about preparedness through self reliance.
Our mission is to inspire and encourage you to live a simple, joyful life, no matter where you live. If you want to learn homesteading skills, like raising chickens and preserving the harvest for winter, you’ve come to the right place.