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I had to go down to the cold room yesterday to put away a few more filled canning jars. And I realized it is a mess down there! I really needed some kind of printable canning inventory checklist to keep track of our food storage.
I needed a canning list that I can keep in the kitchen and just make a new note every time we can some more food for the pantry.
Free Printable Canning Inventory Checklist
I made something yesterday that will help me so much with knowing exactly what is in my canning room.
And I want to tell you about it so you can download your own free printable canning checklist!
Ever year, we can jar after jar of fruits, vegetables and fish including:
- tomato sauce
- all kinds of vegetables
and other food as well. So it doesn’t take long to forget exactly how many jars of beans I still have on hand.
I love it when my food storage is well organized. I have my cases of empty mason jars stacked in quarts, pints and half pints.
One stack is quarts, another pints, and so on. Usually I keep the boxes of empty jars on one side of the (very small) room.
This helps me know, at a glance, how many empty jars I have on hand. Do I need to buy more? I can tell with one look.
On the other side of the room we have strong shelves along the length of the wall.
On these shelves are the boxes of full jars, labelled on the outside. I usually just tape a labelled paper on the outside with the contents of the boxes.
That way, it makes it easy to reuse the same boxes, just rip of the label and put a new one on when needed.
So I do start out organized. It just never stays that way.
Over the course of the year, it always ends up that full jars get mixed in with empty jars.
And I really needed a better system to keep track of my jar totals.
This canning inventory chart is really going to help me organize our food storage better. And I’d love for it to help you too!
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Every time I finish a pressure canning session, I will just add it right away to the inventory list.
And when I do water bath canning and end up with more jars of pickles, I can add that to the list!
There’s 6 columns set up – item, how many jars and I’ve included the size of the canning jars.
Since I’m using pencil, I can update the amount when I need to.
This checklist can be a great balance with your canning goals at the beginning of the season. What’s left to can?
Do we need another 12 jars of chicken broth?
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