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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Keeping track of frozen food

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 by Andrew Conkling

In addition to using Remember The Milk to plan your week's meals, you may find that it helps to keep track of what's in your freezer. This week's tip, shared by carolsher, describes how to make sure your freezer doesn't get too full… so maybe you have more room for ice cream? :)

Bob's freezer is full... of ice cream

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-drawer. 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.

Thanks for sharing this tip, carolsher! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

Do you have a suggestion for our weekly Tips & Tricks post? Got an interesting set-up or idea? Head over to the Tips & Tricks forum, add a new topic, and let us know how you use Remember The Milk. Each week we'll give away a 1 year Pro account to the user whose idea inspires the Tips & Tricks Tuesday blog post for that week.

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