We all know the pain of sorting through a chest freezer. If the item you’re looking for is near the bottom, you’ll be rummaging around in there for a while. Without a solid system in place, your chest freezer is doomed to be an unorganized mess where TV dinners go to die. But that doesn't have to be the case. With these 5 simple steps, you can completely transform your freezer.
Organizational Freezer Storage Tips
Organize your bins by categories to further cut down on search time. Create categories that make sense to you. You can organize by the expiry date or group common foods together. If you’re into meal planning, you may choose to group foods in the order you plan to eat them. Do whatever works best for you.
Make An Inventory List
To prevent food waste, make a list of everything that’s in the freezer and how long it will last. Tape the list to your freezer and check items off as you use them.
Date All Items
Keeping all your freezer items labeled and dated will help you stay organized and will cut down on potential food waste. Instead of the date they were made, write down the date your items are expected to expire.
Practical Freezer Storage Tips
Use Stackable Storage Bins
Stackable bins are easy to rearrange and make getting items from the bottom of the freezer faster and more convenient.
Freeze Items Flat
If you’re making a big batch of soup or pasta sauce, try freezing it flat in a plastic bag to save space in your freezer. Additionally, stacking your flat items upright like files in a filing cabinet will save space and make it easier to see everything you have on hand.