Who Organizes Their Freezer?
This is on my "To Do" list this week, and I would appreciate any tips/advise you can share.
I hope that if my freezer is more organized then I will find the "What's For Dinner?" question less daunting.
Â I have two fridges, one in garage and one in kitchen; both are your standard, fridge below, freezer above. The kitchen freezer has 3 shelves (including the bottom) and an auto-ice maker. (The garage has two shelves, bottom plus one wire shelf, with an ice compartment, not used for ice. Right now there are ice-packs in there.)
Â Typically I do not cook ahead of time; but if I have leftovers I do sometimes freeze.
Â For longer-term storage (i.e. meats) I use garage fridge. I also store "frozen entrÃ©e" (Lean Cuisine or WW) type things in here since these are consumed only occasionally, and can be bulky. If I buy a roast or turkey on sale, it will only fit in the garage fridge, on the bottom.
Some general questions Â
Do you assign shelves for different products? Do you use bins to keep like-items together? If so, does it take away from storage space? Would plastic bags be a better option? (IÂm leaning toward using bins.) If you use bins, what do you use? Currently I use a dishpan to store meats. It seems to hold up well frozen.
What stores better on the doors vs. the interior? What should not be stored on the door? Do you use any "containers" on the doors to keep like items together? (Side note: Sometime I can get carried away with "containerizing". Food typically comes in its own container, box, bag, etc. And the freezer is a container. That sort of thing.)
If you do have an organized freezer (with appointed shelf space) please describe what you have where.
Your insightful input will be greatly appreciated!