Why You Should Keep a Pantry Inventory List
Why should you keep a pantry inventory list? Simple. This one little sheet will save you time, money, and keep you organized.
So, we are talking today about why you should keep a pantry inventory list. I know, I know – if you’re like me, making/keeping another rolling list seems like yet another thing to do on my already insanely long list of to-dos. But hear me out.
There are MANY reasons I keep a pantry inventory list:
- it helps me easily meal plan – something I highly recommend. We’ll talk about that more in a later post – stay tuned!
- it keeps me from running out of staple ingredients I like to keep on hand;
- conversely, it keeps me from stockpiling items I don’t need, spending money I don’t need to (you know, those buy 10 “deals” the market usually has running); and
- it ensures that we eat the food we already have on hand before it expires.
So ultimately, this bad boy saves me TIME and MONEY, yo.
Where should I put this list?
It’s really up to you. Many people use a household organizing binder to keep their systems in place, but I’m not big on having papers to flip through – I’m all about Marie Kondo-ing the crud out of everything right now, so the less paper/folders/et cetera, the better. 😉
Our pantry is super tiny, so I just printed one copy of this bad-boy, laminated it, and taped it to the inside of my pantry door. That way, I cut down on paper waste and I can see what’s in the pantry and what ingredients I’m getting low on right when I open the door.
You could also print multiple copies, put them in a clipboard and hang the clipboard inside your pantry with a pen attached for easy updating. Do what works best for you!
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