Organizing The Freezer

When I opened the freezer & things started to fall out, I knew I had to think of a way to get it organized.  When it happened the second time, landing on my foot, it was the wake up call that I needed to get it done.  (frozen things hurt!)

I started to do some research online, but most of them included items that were very expensive and specific to certain things.  I wanted to customize it myself & I wanted FREE.

This is what I came up with:

Organizing the Freezer

What did I use?

Organizing the Freezer

Since I have cats, the cat litter containers were perfect.  The plastic is thicker than most containers, and they’re a rectangular shape.  I removed the label, cut off the top to fit the shelves & washed them.

Then I pulled everything out of the freezer & separated it by category.  Once that was done, I moved the cut & cleaned containers around in the freezer to find the perfect fit.  Once I’d found the fit, I cut out an opening (using scissors) in the front for easy access.  Some were cut on the short end, some on the wide end.

Organizing The Freezer          Organizing The Freezer

Then I started to fill them.

Organizing The Freezer

Organizing The Freezer

Once they were filled, I used a black Sharpie to label them & then I just started to put them in the freezer.  This is the start of the bottom shelf:

Organizing The Freezer

Organizing The Freezer

Once the bottom was filled I started on the top shelf.  Large bags of veggies in the back, Salmon & Shrimp next & Veggies for Stir-Fry.

Organizing The Freezer

I kept going until it was filled.  I even had room for my ice bag that I use for my migraines.  (have to have that frozen)

I didn’t realize how many bags of vegetables I had until I did this.  The odds & ends container will change each time I go shopping.  This week has Pierogies & meatballs.  Next week, who knows?   I do make my Chicken Stir-Fry a lot, so there had to be a container just for those veggies.   The occasional treat of breaded mushrooms & mozzarella stick needed a space, and there are some frozen lunches for my son to take to work.  Hamburgers & Hot Dogs needed a container, as well as 1 1/2# packages of ground beef.

Organizing The Freezer

It feels so good to have the freezer organized.  And being able to see what I have will make the shopping list easier to put together.

When I showed the hubby what I did, he said, “as long as you know where everything is”.  He’s so funny.

Happy Creating everyone!

I’ll be joining:

Sweet Haute for the Monthly Organization Challenge