The Starter Kit

As with anything in life, freezing is easiest when you have the best tools for the job. This starter kit includes some of the basic items that will help you on your home freezing journey. 

Reusable Metal Straw and Cleaning Brush

When freezing certain foods (e.g. meat), it is a good idea to vacuum pack your bag to limit the risk of freezer burn. To see how to do this click here

NOTE: When using this straw with raw meats, please ensure that you wash it throughly after use using the cleaning brush and disinfectant. It can also be cleaned in the dishwasher although I recommend using the brush as well to ensure a thorough clean. 

Reusable Meal Inventory Sheet

This is the sheet that I use to track what cooked meals I have in the freezer. These may have been leftovers from dinner, or food purposefully batch cooked. 

Reusable Meal Inventory Sheet

This is the sheet that I use to track what cooked meals I have in the freezer. These may have been leftovers from dinner, or food purposefully batch cooked. 

Reusable Freezer Stash Inventory Sheet

This is the sheet that I use to track the individual ingredients that I keep in my freezer. 

As I have a quite substantial 'Stash' I use several of these sheets. These cover the categories 'Meat & Fish', 'Fruit & Veggies', 'Dairy & Cupboard' and 'Bakery & Treats'. 

I keep all of my foods grouped together with similar items, but this sheet is vital for me to know what I'm running out of. The 'good / low / out of stock' method is so easy to update, I have found it the best method to ensure that I actually keep track of what is in my freezer!  

Non-Permanent Pen

I use this to write on my meal and freezer stash inventory sheets. 

It is non-permanent so can be wiped off using a damp tissue or wet wipe.

I also find a damp q-tip effective for deleting single rows from my meal inventory sheet.

Once I have wiped off the meal/ingredient that I want to delete, I use a dry tissue or q-tip to remove any smudges. 

Magnets or Velcro Dots

For me, a vital part of updating my sheets is for them to be visible or easily accessible. You could pop them in a kitchen drawer, but they are at risk of getting smudged, and even worse, forgotten about all together.

 

If you have a freezer with a metal door you can use the magnets to stick the sheets to the front of your freezer. This way they are easily accessible and you will remember to update your sheets.

If you have an integrated freezer, or would rather not have the sheets on show, then the velcro dots can be used to mount your sheets inside a kitchen cupboard.

 

Please note that the adhesive on the dots may leave residue if removed in future. This can be limited by carefully heating with a hair dryer before peeling them off.

When purchasing a Starter Kit you can choose to either receive magnets, velcro or one set of each. 

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