Is your freezer a mess? Like so bad you don’t even know what’s in there?
You can’t find anything, forget what you’ve bought, and end up buying more. If your freezer is unorganized you may be wasting food, throwing away money, and buying things you already have.
I took about 20 minutes to get my freezer organized. It was a mess before. Things were everywhere, I didn’t know what I had, and some food had ruined because I forgot about it.
So, I grabbed some Dollar Tree bins and got to work cleaning out and organizing.
Dollar Tree Freezer Organization
- Plastic bins (check out Dollar Tree)
- Reusable grocery bags
Let’s get to work!
Take everything out of the freezer.
The first thing I did was take everything out of the freezer and clean the shelves.
Get rid of anything that’s ruined, out of date, or you won’t eat.
Throw away anything that has gone bad, out of date, or anything you know won’t get eaten. No use in keeping that around and cluttering your freezer!
Label and organize your bins.
Place everything back in neatly.
I made an area for bread items, put all my freezer meals together, and the ice cream together. This will make it so much easier to make my grocery list and to see what we already have, and what we are out of.
We also have a chest deep freezer that needed a little tidying up.
Reusable Grocery Bags
I love using reusable grocery bags to organize the chest freezer. If not, everything would fall to the bottom and it would be a terrible mess.
When I buy my meat in bulk, I freeze it in portions perfect for our family size. These bags go in a big reusable grocery bag and into the chest freezer.
So I have a couple of bags full of chicken breasts, a couple of ground beef, and one for assorted meats.
This way, I can grab a bag and pull it completely out of the freezer to see what’s underneath. It keeps everything organized and easy to find what you are looking for.
Organizing your freezer is not the most fun and exciting task, but I know it will make you feel better once you complete it. And I bet you will save time finding ingredients for dinner and making your grocery list because everything will be easy to find!
And you might even save yourself some money too! Knowing what you already have on hand will keep you from buying duplicates and keep you from wasting food.
How do you keep your freezer organized?
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