Freezer OrganizationPosted by in Organizing
I’m lucky in that I have an large upright freezer in the basement in addition to the side-by-side fridge in the kitchen with a freezer side. I keep most long-term things in the basement. I use the upstairs mostly for breakfast things, ice packs, nuts, and vegetables. It doesn’t sound like much, but lately it has been a jumbled mess. Which has led to people in this family writing things on the shopping list that I KNOW we have. I couldn’t stand it a moment longer and I emptied the whole thing out.
Up until now things sort of got stashed wherever they looked like they would fit. I sorted everything into piles on the counter: vegetables, nuts, ice packs, meats, gluten bread and gluten-free bread. I purged some old stuff and I consolidated everything. Instead of 20 plastic bags with one bagel in each, I combined them into several ziptop bags. I did the same with the nuts. Then I took a hard look at the shelves and baskets and decided what would best fit where.
I got my trusty PTouch labeller and put a label on each shelf and basket so that no one could wonder where they would find what they needed and also so there could be no shoving things in randomly.
So far the system is holding up and it’s making my life SO much easier!
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Thanks for the post. Have been frustrated with my side by side and needed the incentive to get organized!
I need this–my freezer is a mess right now. Would regular paper labels work in the freezer?
I don’t know. It’s worth a try. What we did was take the shelf/drawer out and wipe it off and get it to room temp. Then we stuck it on. I would definitely do that – I think it is less likely to stick if applied when cold.
Impressive! An organized freezer is so calming…and helps you avoid “losing” things, only to discover them when they’re like 10 years old 🙂