To keep my food storage organized, I keep an itemized list on a clipboard (a notebook will work) of all food items by product, size, type of container, description, expiration date, and number of servings on hand.
|Sugar||5 lbs||Bag||White, granulated||2015||111111111111|
|Canned Tomatoes||14.5 oz||Cans||Cooked and diced||2016||1111111|
I also created a spreadsheet on my computer that I can print out. Using a pencil, I keep count by listing the number 1 (or hash marks as some may know them) for each container. Then, when I use one, I erase one digit. As I purchase more, I add more digits. This informs me of what I have, how many of each item, and if there are foods I need to use because expiration date is near or passed.
With a little advanced preparation, keeping your food storage organized is easy to do.
Contributed by Betty L., a Food Insurance™ Guest Author