Updated December 2019. I have a fun freebie for you today: a SIX Sheet Printable Set. The set includes a free printable menu planner, shopping list and inventory sheets.
This set was designed to help you lower your grocery spending. Though intended to work together, each sheet serves a specific purpose.
Benefits Of Using These Printables
If you’re like most of us, you could use a little bit of organization in your life. Everything can be hectic. Taking the kids to this sports event or that band concert. Getting to the grocery store only to realize you forgot what you needed. These free Kitchen Printables will save you time and energy while you focus on the important things!
What could possibly help you? Getting organized is your first defense in getting your life in order. For me, that starts in the kitchen. Why? Because I spend so many hours cooking, cleaning, and planning for the upcoming meals. When I am able to be organized, life gets a lot easier! Plus, I know when I plan ahead, I end up saving LOADS of money, and who doesn’t like that?
Weekly and Monthly Meal Plan Sheets
I love this sheet because it helps me get my entire meal plan for the week figured out. How many nights have you found you and a family member going back and forth to decide what to have for dinner? Then guess what…you end up with take-out because you don’t feel like cooking. I’ve been there and done that many times.
Using a menu plan allows you to plan for things like leftovers, meals that you make ahead of time, and special occasions. Heck, even plan to eat out every now and then as a special treat. Grab all your favorite recipes and figure out which ones will serve you best each week.
I find that it’s helpful to look at the grocery store sales flyers as I am planning. That way, I know upfront what is on sale. Are they selling roasts at buy-one-get-one-free? If so, it would make sense to pick foods like beef carnitas, roast, and potatoes, or french dip sandwiches. On the other hand, if chicken is on sale, I would opt to make something like honey balsamic sheet pan chicken and veggies, or slow cooker bbq chicken.
I promise, once you start using the meal plan sheets, you are going to be so thankful you did. You will save time, energy, and even money. This will help you stop those last-minute splurges at the store when it’s not part of your plan.
Pantry Inventory Free Printable
This is one of the most important sheets I have. The reason is that I don’t know how many times I go to the store to get food and forget what I have, so I buy more. It is the biggest reason I waste money at the store. The items I already have will end up going bad before I can use them, and more often than not, I end up paying full price. Urgh!
Plus, using the inventory list for your pantry really just feels so good. It’s nice to see exactly what you have, and you can cook meals based on those ingredients. I find I waste much less food when I know what I have right there. I think you’ll find out this is a wonderful tool to help you get organized.
Fridge Inventory Printable Sheet
While very similar to the pantry inventory, the fridge is a great to keep tabs on. Often times, food will get pushed to the back and completely forgotten about. Once again, when this happens, food (and money!) gets wasted. Having an inventory right there that’s easy access will save you so much money.
Keep the inventory updated on a daily basis, and it won’t seem overwhelming. It will become a habit in no time, and you’ll find that you are less stressed in the kitchen. I keep the sheet on a magnet hanging from the side of the refrigerator.
Freezer Inventory Worksheet
I find that if you make a lot of food for meal planning and prepping that sometimes things get forgotten. That’s NEVER happened to me! Haha! Use an inventory list for your freezer to easily see what you’ve already cooked.
I use masking tape and a sharpie to make sure everything in the freezer is labeled with the date I cooked it, the recipe and any reheating instructions.
Just think, you may end up finding meals you completely forgot about! Then you’ll have dinner ready too. 😁
Shopping List Printable
The shopping list goes hand-in-hand with the meal plan and the inventory lists. Just put everything you need for the week on that list. How much time will you save if you only had to go to the store once? Once you get completely organized, you are going to love how much easier cooking, shopping, and meal planning is.
If you want to really stack the deck in your favor, check out my post on Comparison Shopping Grocery Stores.
Kitchen Binder Coversheet and Spines
The Kitchen Binder can be created using the cover sheet and a 1” binder to keep all of your kitchen organization printables in one spot! There will be no more wondering where your pantry inventory is located, it will be in your binder! Those loose sheets of paper that are making a mess on the refrigerator are gone! “Oh the magnet dropped, the paper slid underneath the refrigerator….” that has to happen to more people than just me. Keep a simple binder nearby to keep it updated as you move along using items from the pantry or freezer.
Coming Soon-We have multiple more sheets coming to add to this binder including Kitchen Ingredient Swaps, Kitchen Substitutions, Ingredient Conversions and Cooking Egg Substitutes.
Other Versions of Free Printable Kitchen Organizers
I included a previous version of the kitchen printable set for you to download and use it you prefer. It is the same information on the worksheets, just in a different format.