Is your freezer a completely random place? Get it in order once and for all.
I hate to be the one who reminds everyone that summer won’t last forever. Soon we will all be back to the busy life of school and Yomim Tovim. Which means that the cooking and baking marathon will soon begin. Sorry not sorry! It’s actually my favorite time of year! So ahead of that, let’s create a system so you’ll actually know what’s inside your freezer at a glance and there’s no pulling out the entire freezer because you are “sure” there is one more round challah somewhere.
Here’s how to create an organized system for your freezer:
1. Measure – Freezers (and fridges) are quite tricky to measure. There’s all kinds of dents and bumps so measure carefully. It’s possible that it won’t be worthwhile to add a bin to some of those “bumpy” spaces. That’s fine. You want to leave some space for larger items anyway! Once you know your dimensions, you can order bins to help contain the space.
2. Categorize – Remove everything from the freezer and put them into categories. Smaller categories can be combined and bigger categories need to be split.
common categories are:
* Home Cooked
* Ready Made
* Ice Cream
* Frozen Fruit and Veggies
* Baked Goods
2b. Pro Tip: Get rid of the bulky packaging and boxes. They take up so much space and aren’t necessary in a freezer.
3. Label – Label the bins using large clear labels. You can also write the expiration dates or date an item was cooked.
3b. One more thing” Should you have a freezer inventory list? Only if you’re gonna keep it up! An inaccurate list is useless.
Now that your freezer is organized you can head back to the pool and relax for a bit longer with the satisfaction that you already did something for the busy months ahead!
Good Luck and Happy Organizing!
These are a couple of my favorite freezer and fridge bins: