Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Organizing our Freezers

Our family of 6 is now down to a family of 4 after our two oldest daughters have moved out, but organizing everything is still a full time job.

And one of the areas that always seems to be out of control is the freezers.  We have two side by side refrigerators and one chest freezer.  So on Sunday my husband and I decided it was time to empty them and do a big clean and purge.  We had so much stuff that had gotten freezer burned and needed to just be thrown out.  I hate throwing stuff away, but there isn't any use in paying to keep things frozen if you won't ever use them.  Our counters looked like an explosion of all the freezers as we emptied everything out.  

While trying to organize and put things back in the freezers I was met with the problem of how to organize our chest freezer.  Stuff gets down into the bottom of that freezer not to be seen again for years.  My solution.....those re-usable grocery bags.  Perfect!  I made one bag for our bread items and one bag for plastic containers of leftovers (usually soups and chili).  Now we can lift those out easily to see what is underneath, and then easily return them to the freezer.
 I used a Sharpie to write on the front of the bags to designate the contents.
 I hope this little organization tip will help you.  I find myself walking to the freezers to look inside and enjoy how wonderful they look now that they are all organized.  It is great to know exactly what is in the freezers and to be able to find everything.  And it will make meal preparation and grocery list making so much easier too.

4 comments:

  1. That's a clever idea - my frezzer is just getting the pre-Christmas clear out.

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  2. Thanks for the great tip. I will be trying this one.

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  3. Great tip! Thanks for the organization idea!

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