Keep Track of My Food
September 4, 2012 5:15 PM Subscribe
Is there a good way for my family to keep inventories of our refrigerator and freezers?
posted by EtzHadaat to Home & Garden (9 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
My family has a longstanding problem with items being hidden in the back of our refrigerator and freezers and discovering that things we thought were eaten by others are rotten piles of goo, or in the case of the freezer, rebought many times over because we didn't know we had it.
We're getting a new freezer tomorrow and I'd like to know any strategies people use to keep track of everything in their fridges, with the catch that multiple people use this fridge.
My ideal solution to this would be a mobile-friendly website where we can all add and remove things from a system of nested lists that would be shared among all of us. This would hopefully be very user-friendly, as my tech-illiterate mother does most of the shopping and would be the most resistant to inventorying of the household.
I've also considered just having a notepad fastened to the door and using a system of writing things on it and then crossing things out as they're removed.