A lot of times we go grocery shopping with a general idea of what we want but we usually end up getting things we don’t need. This produces wastes of our time and money and our food gets dumped in the trash. Good thing this is an easy to fix problem: the solution is to use a food inventory list!
A food inventory list is an organized list detailing the goods that you have in your possession. That way you can see the quantity of things you have and things you need from just a glance. For those of you that are unfamiliar with the way this list looks or unsure of how to get started, the Food Inventory List template is available to be downloaded here on this page. It is free, easy to use and can be customized to fit your needs.
Bring your master food inventory sheet with you the next time you go shopping to keep you focused on the task at hand. Make meal planning for the family a breeze. Shopping will be more of a conscious thought so less impulse spending. Most important, save time and money on food items by knowing what deals are worth chasing and ones that you can pass up on according to your needs for certain items.
Tips on How to Use the Food Inventory List
- Once you have downloaded the template, you can make any additions or deletions to the list. Make sure to save it on your computer so you don’t lose your work.
- Use your list to keep track of expiration dates so that all food is rotated properly and used before it spoils.
- For easy counting, group like items together- it is easier to see visually what you have and don’t have when goods aren’t scattered about.
- Check your inventory regularly and make any changes necessary to keep the count accurate.
The next time you make a trip to the store you can be confident that you are fully prepared to get the task done efficiently thanks to the food inventory list.
Download: Food Inventory
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