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Keeping track of food in my freezer

carolsher says:

In the past I have found it difficult to keep track of what I've got in my freezer.

Using a written list is awkward because as some items get crossed out when they are used, it starts to be hard to see what remains available.

But now I am using Remember the Milk!

I have a list called "Freezer".

Each item of food in the freezer is added as a task.

The due date of the task is the date on which the food needs to be used up.

I tag each item to remind me which of the drawers it is in: "top-drawer", "middle-drawer" and "bottom-draw". I can also tag foods with their type such as "soup" or "veg".

I've been doing this for a few months now, and it's very easy to maintain and definitely is helping me not to waste food.

Thank you Remember the Milk for being such a useful and flexible tool.

Posted at 5:06pm on March 5, 2011

patchouli_grl says:

great idea!

Posted 3 years ago

susani Pro says:

I will test it, thanks

Posted 2 years ago

hannalotte says:

I like this idea! I was using paper lists till now but somehow that did not work! Maybe RTM is the solution!

Posted 2 years ago

emily (Remember The Milk) says:

Hi carolsher,

I just wanted to let you know that you're this week's Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner. We've upgraded your Remember The Milk account to have a free year of Pro. :)

Posted 2 years ago

spamboy says:

Great idea -- one of the better RtM Tips I've seen in awhile!

Posted 2 years ago

donna.kunzig Pro says:

I do something similar but use tags for freezer or frig (if something comes out of the freezer and into the frig to thaw, I update the tag), then set the due date as the 'use by' date - helps to keep my veggies from rotting in the frig!

Posted 2 years ago

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