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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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Jack_D_2Jack_D_2 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
Hi all,

I have finally tidyed out my tin/packet cupboard, and found i had 11 tins of TUNA :confused: and 9 tins of mushy peas :confused:

So what i was wondering does anyone have a way of keeping track what they have in their cupboards, so that they do not double up on items.....

any ideas would be welcome

Gonna start on my herby/Sauce cupboard next....

Thanks

Jack_D
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  • I have lines of tins in my cupboard. I also keep all my packet things in old icecream tubs so i can see them.
    I use storage jars for dried things like pasta, flour etc.

    it mainly works although i do seem to keep buying kidney beans :D
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  • IshtarIshtar Forumite
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    Must be something in the air....I sorted through mine this morning and found 3 tins of chickpeas, 4 tins of sardines, numerous half used packs of cream crackers, ryvita, etc....

    Spent a satisfying half hour decanting dried goods into storage containers and generally arranging tins so that I can see at a glance what we have in the cupboards.

    Sadly I'm not organised enough to keep a list of what we've got in, but before our house move last year I kept a very close eye on what we had so that it could all be used up before the event. My sister keeps laminated A4 sheets on the back of her cupboard doors so that she can write down when she's low on things.

    Planning to tackle the freezer tomorrow...
  • thriftlady_2thriftlady_2 Forumite
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    Jack_D wrote: »
    So what i was wondering does anyone have a way of keeping track what they have in their cupboards, so that they do not double up on items.....
    I look in my cupboards before I go shopping. Simple, but effective;)
  • Penelope_PenguinPenelope_Penguin Forumite
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    Thriftlady wrote: »
    I look in my cupboards before I go shopping. Simple, but effective;)

    I do that, too, and when I get back, I group all similar items together, so that I can see how many I have for next time :D

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  • OrkneyStarOrkneyStar Forumite
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    I tend to have a wee nosey before I go shopping and see whats in there. I have different things in different cupboards/shelves (tins/DS snacks eg raisin mini packs/baking stuff/flour/dried fruit/cereal/dried beans and pulses etc). Sometimes it is nice to find a surprise in there :D:D.
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  • KadeeaeKadeeae Forumite
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    Thriftlady wrote: »
    I look in my cupboards before I go shopping. Simple, but effective;)
    Sorry - this just tickled me :rotfl:

    Thanks Thriftlady

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  • Doom_and_GloomDoom_and_Gloom Forumite
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    This works for me http://organizedhome.com/printable/household-notebook/pantry-inventory. Hope it works for someone else to.
    I am a vegan woman. My OH is a lovely omni guy :D
  • LameWolfLameWolf Forumite
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    Jack_D wrote: »
    Hi all,

    I have finally tidyed out my tin/packet cupboard, and found i had 11 tins of TUNA :confused: and 9 tins of mushy peas :confused:

    So what i was wondering does anyone have a way of keeping track what they have in their cupboards, so that they do not double up on items.....

    any ideas would be welcome

    Gonna start on my herby/Sauce cupboard next....

    Thanks

    Jack_D
    Like the others, I tend to do a quick eyeball of what's in there - but I also have a "permanent" shopping list going, ie if one of us opens the 2nd to last tin of baked beans, then it gets added to the list IYSWIM.

    If you're overstocking on things, (11 tins of tuna:eek::D) you could do a list, say on Excel, of what you have and mark things off as you use them.

    That's what I've done with HM jam - we found we had over 70 lb of the stuff, in varying types, so I've listed it, oldest first, and we're using it up before I make any more.:rolleyes:
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  • lineyliney Forumite
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    I have 15 tins of Tuna and 24 tins of baked beans atm..... because the Tuna is 3 for £2 and the HP beans are 4 for a £1 in Asda right now. It's not always a bad thing.

    I havw however had to clear a shelf in the garage.
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  • lucyhopelucyhope Forumite
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    I had all my tins sorted into type eg: beans etc, then my dgds arrived and 'tidied' the cupboard for me!!! I haven't a clue what's in there now:rofl:
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