When this question hit my inbox, I was ecstatic! I love to see people actually doing something to get prepared! Once you decide to start, the planning part can make you want to quit. I feel your pain, and hopefully I can help you with this before you smash your computer to bits!
Do you know of a food storage inventory list sheet that is available anywhere, preferably free? I tried making my own on Excel (Microsoft spreadsheet) but got hopelessly bogged down & gave up! Love your blog and follow on FB. Thanks in advance!
I’ll admit once again, questions with compliments get immediately moved to the front of the line ;)
I went ahead and searched the web high and low and asked some amazing food storage experts if they could help me with this one! There are some fabulous resources (all for free too) that I’m so excited to share with you!
Why re-create the wheel if it’s already been done for you? Take a look at these and customize them to suite your needs!
Food Storage Inventory Sheets:
#1 – What Do I Have?
If you want to quickly figure out what food you have and what you still need to get, go ahead and download these 7 food storage inventory lists and get started. These lists are perfect if you’re not very computer savy and just want something you can fill out immediately!
She has 7 lists on her site you can download that cover everything you might need in the following categories:
For those who are crazy serious about getting their food storage, this excel worksheet is a beast! Here are some things you can expect when you download this bad boy:
- Inventory Tracker for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks
- Instructions & even a Video on how to use it!
- A Sample Page
- Common Food Items
- Non-Food Items
They didn’t forget anything and the best part is it’s ready to go! No having to figure out how to create your own Excel Spreadsheet or needing to beat your computer with a stick.
If you despise math as much as I do, you’ll love this handy spreadsheet done by the Food Storage Made Easy gals! They blow me away with all their free and very useful resources they have available.
All you have to do is enter how many adults and how many children into the Family box at the top and ta-da – you’ll know exactly how much food you need to purchase!
This also is a great tool in calculating how many children you want to have! No longer is it just a cute 6 lb. baby you’re bringing home, but also an extra 600 lbs. of food you need to factor into your plan ;)
It’s hard to prepare and stalk-up when you have no idea what you need to get or why! These worksheets make you think about what you are really preparing for and help you actually write it down!
Take a couple of minutes to fill out these worksheets and when you are done you can easily print them off and save them in your preparedness binder!
#5 – Food Storage E-Book
If you’re done playing around and just want an entire book with everything you need to know about getting started with food storage then head over to Simple. Healthy. Tasty. To get the free download you just enter your e-mail and the book will be sent straight to your inbox.
Not only does it have food storage inventory sheets and lists, but she breaks everything down into 6 simple steps:
- Start with the Basics!
It’s a great book packed with tonz of useful info, and you really can’t beat free!
Fill Out a Food Storage Inventory Sheet!
Everyone likes to do things a little bit different, so find a food storage inventory sheet that works for you and go ahead and download it! Don’t over think this, just do it! Extra points if you actually fill one out this week!
If you have a food storage inventory spreadsheet that’s been extremely helpful for you, be sure to let me know or link to it in the comments!