Next thing I knew it was dinner time. Time got away from me and I spent all day cleaning the bedroom and bathrooms. I took all of the drawers out and vacuumed them. I emptied my jewelry box and tediously cleaned it. Then I noticed I need to polish my silver jewelry. So you see...it can be a major fault because I lose sight of the big picture and get focused on stupid stuff. I had a list of things to do before vacation...and polishing jewelry wasn't anywhere on it.
Because I know how I am I have to take steps to keep myself on track! I do this by keeping things organized! If you have steps to keep organized you don't end up with a big mess...and a whole day project of cleaning/organizing the freezer. It will only take a little tidying up every now and then.
You don't have to a super organizer, just follow a few simple steps.
Has your freezer ever looked like this?
Well, the problem is that you can’t see what you have. You may be keeping a great inventory…but good luck finding that chicken you KNOW that you have…somewhere in that mess.
Here is my upright freezer…
Tips for keeping an organized freezer
1.Package things in freezer bags
When things are packaged in freezer bags they are easy to file away. It saves space and they are easy to see. When you fill a freezer bag with food, lie it flat until it freezes through so they are easy to stack!
2.Divide foods by group
In my refrigerator freezer I keep all of my frozen vegetables in the bottom pull out bin. They are all upstairs and they are in the same drawer. When I need a package of vegetables I don’t have to dig around…I know exactly where to go. I do the same with the cheese. I keep it all in a box in the upstairs freezer. Simple, but very important!
3. Storage Bins
Bins are your freezer’s best friend. I bought these a while back at Wal-Mart for about $5 each. I have four…chicken, roasts and steaks, ground beef, and pork. Ultimately these would be labeled, but I know what is in each one and I am the only one who gets in the freezer. So…it works for me until I get a labeler!
What tips do you have for keeping an organized freezer?