Now that we are here, what can we do with what we have?
Taking inventory of our Pandemic Pantry is a good place to start.
I decided to start with the refrigerators/freezers. We have two of them. We have a fairly big refrigerator/freezer in the kitchen and a smaller older one in the basement. First I started in the basement. I emptied the freezer, took an account of how much of each item I had and then better organized them back into the freezer. The refrigerator was easier. We don't have very much in the basement one. I do store my extra sugar and flour in there.
The kitchen refrigerator/freezer was next. I emptied the freezer, took an account, and then organized it better. I moved some of these freezer items to the basement freezer. The refrigerator was next. Rather than take everything out, I took photographs of everything and took a rough account of items using the photographs. Once I had my items listed, I opened the refrigerator to count the apples, yogurts, packages of cheese, etc. Items that have expiration dates (ie shredded cheese) were organized by due date. I decided to move some extra items from the kitchen refrigerator to the basement refrigerator.
Now that I have it all tallied up, I need to type up my results and keep it up-to-date.
Have you peeked in your refrigerator/freezer lately?