Helpful Hints: Dating Canned Goods

 Canned goods.

Flickr Photo Credit: Indigo Goat

I honestly don’t know why I’ve never done this before, but when the idea was dropped into my lap the other day, it made perfect sense.  I’ve always spent time labeling and dating frozen items that I prepare and store in the freezer. Canned goods are equally important to keep track of. They are also easier to label. Rather than tearing off a piece of masking tape or finding a label for a freezer item, with canned goods you need only a permanent marker. Simply write the purchase date on one end and store them accordingly.