Pantry and Freezer Organisation.

The Freezer:

Freezer Inventory List

For the longest time, my freezer has been full. What of, I wasn’t exactly sure. It had become a place of well-meaning gone wrong. Frozen leftovers from dinner for lunches… long forgotten about. I couldn’t even tell you how long some of the food had been in there, or even what the original food was, because NOTHING was labelled. We also had a second chest freezer, which has since sold.

Here are some free printable’s for you for your freezer inventory:

Freezer Inventory List Blue

Freezer Inventory List Grey

Freezer Inventory List

Simply print, laminate and use with a whiteboard marker. This is then easy to wipe off and start again when required.

Another tip for managing your freezer is to label everything with these items:

  • What the food is.
  • When it was frozen.
  • When it needs to be used by.

I also include allergens, for ease of use in my personal circumstances.
The Pantry:

My pantry was not much different. There was a general vibe to where stuff went, but it became more of a “shove it in where it fits” kind of philosophy. Then the disorganization would break my patience and it would get unpacked and re-stacked. Only to repeat the process a few months later! For those of you who know me, you understand what I’m saying here! Here are three top tips to tame your pantry:

My number one top tip for the pantry is to only have it there what you actually use. If it’s a one-off buy, either find a use for it, or donate it somewhere that it will get used (as long as it’s not yet opened).

My second top tip is to have a “snacks box”. This means that the kids (and husband) know what there is to eat, and can help themselves – this is of course, depended on age – the kids, not the husband!

My third top tip is to have a meal plan. Minimalism is my friend. It makes my heart happy when I have what I need and no more. Meal planning helps me to have what I NEED in the pantry, less mad dashes to the supermarket!

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What tips do you have? I’d love to hear from you, comments are open.

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Disclaimer: this post is based on my personal opinion and experiences and may not be applicable to your individual circumstances.

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9 thoughts on “Pantry and Freezer Organisation.

  1. We have a totally different life style. With a goals of providing as much of our own food as possible, being able to preserve and store food to have throughout the year is important. I like to keep a well stocked pantry and freezer because I just don’t know what tomorrow will bring. My idea of minimalism is making as few trips to the grocery store as possible.
    I really like the idea of keeping a freezer inventory and I agree that labeling, including dates on everything, is important.

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    1. So interesting how some things just don’t work for everyone isn’t it? I’d love to have a little veggie patch. We did have one a few years back but we’ve done some work to the back yard and need to do a bit more planning on it first before we just throw it in like last time!


      1. That’s why I like to follow many blogs that are different from my own. Even if some things don’t work for me often little pieces do.
        Planning ahead for your garden can make such a difference. Having the right location with enough sunshine and preconditioning the soil are great steps toward a successful garden.

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          1. Snails and slugs in the garden can be a nightmare. I think the reason we don’t have them at the farm is because we have a lot of toads and frogs that eat them.

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