Kitchen Tools for Vegans Who Love to Cook!

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18 Brilliant Freezer Organization Tips You Need

Make your freezer hum with efficiency by using these brilliant freezer storage and freezer organization tips! If you don’t have an organized freezer, it can be a dreaded task to get anything in, or out of it (watch out for the freezer avalanche!). Rather than avoiding the issue and losing more food and money (notread more...

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Make your freezer hum with efficiency by using these brilliant freezer storage and freezer organization tips! If you don’t have an organized freezer, it can be a dreaded task to get anything in, or out of it (watch out for the freezer avalanche!). Rather than avoiding the issue and losing more food and money (notread more...

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Make your freezer hum with efficiency by using these brilliant freezer storage and freezer organization tips!

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If you don’t have an organized freezer, it can be a dreaded task to get anything in, or out of it (watch out for the freezer avalanche!).

Rather than avoiding the issue and losing more food and money (not to mention getting clocked with that block of frozen meat), check out some of these brilliant freezer organization hack showing you how to organize your freezer the right way.

If you have a similar problem with you fridge, don’t forget to check out our fridge hacks, too!

Freezer Organization Ideas

16 Top Freezer Organization Tips You Can’t Live Without

Whether you have a side-by-side freezer, drawer freezer, or even a deep freeze chest, it seems there’s never enough room.

Freezers can be a lifesaver because they give you space to store things that you don’t want or need right away without them rotting, going stale, or expiring.

Label Everything

Everything in your freezer should be labeled, and now it can be easier with these printable (editable) labels. Never lose track of what’s in your freezer, when you put it in there, or when you need to use it by.

Free editable labels for Freezer Cooking
Download free labels you can edit, print, and save to use on your freezer meals.
Read more here.

Video: Freezer Organization Tips 

Want to see some of these freezer organization hacks in action? Check out this short video so you can see them for yourself!

Vacuum Seal Your Foods

How many times have you looked into the freezer, only to find one (or more) frostbitten bags filled with unidentifiable food?

Use a food sealer to tightly seal your bags and remove all the air so you can clearly see what’s inside. Not only will you save freezer storage space, but you’ll also preserve your food better.

8 Better Ways to Keep Your Freezer Super Organized
Save freezer space, stay organized, AND never lose your frozen chili way in the back of your freezer again.
Read more here.

Repurpose Milk Containers

Don’t throw out those empty milk cartons! If you have veggies that you use on a regular basis, lay them out flat on a cookie sheet to freeze, then (once frozen) pour them into the container.

Easy storage, and even easier to pull the carton out and grab what you need for dinner!

Freezer storage tip
Anyone with a freezer knows just how jumbled and chaotic your few precious shelves become. I love this genius hack to get rid of the clutter!
Read more here.

Freeze Individual Servings

No more thawing an entire bag or container of something you just need a little of. Portion out your meals or ingredients ahead of time, freeze them individually, then just use what you need.

Here are some freezer meal ideas, if you’re interested!

Heat and Eat Oatmeal
Make this heat and eat oatmeal ahead of time so to make having a healthy breakfast a breeze. Step by step photos.
Read more here.

Defrost It

If your freezer looks like Alaska with all the ice buildup, defrost it – this likely needs to be done on a regular basis. You’ll want to coordinate well if your freezer is part of your fridge (it will need to be unplugged) but it’ll be worth the effort.

Simple Ways to Defrost a Freezer Like a Boss!
With all those freezer meals youu2019ll want to make sure your freezer is at its best. Here are a few simple ways to defrost a freezer, like a champ!
Read more here.

More Ways to Store Items Properly

Try these tips to make use of ALL the space in your freezer.

Freeze Things Flat

Using gallon or quart-sized freezer storage bags is a GREAT way to store a lot of things. Fill the bag, remove the air, and lay it flat to freeze. Once frozen, you can stand it up on its side – it’s only an inch or two wide!

How To Freeze and Store Soup
Learn the best way to freeze big batches of soups and stews with these steps from Deputy Food Director Whitney Wright.
Read more here.

Magazine Holders

Magazine holders are the PERFECT place to store those meals or sauces that you’ve frozen flat. You can store several in one container standing up, or laid on its side. Attach a laminated note card on the outside so that you can note what’s being stored.

Genius Uses for Paper Sorters
Who knew office supplies could work so well and in so many different ways to organize your home? You don’t want to miss these tips.
Read more here.

Plastic Bins

You can purchase clear plastic bins for under a dollar at most stores (and many other stores too). Having several containers the same size can help you store different (but similar) items, like poultry and beef.

You can decorate them or simply label them to give you individual spaces for all the foods you store.

9 Products That Will Make Organizing Your Freezer Easy Peasy
Give your freezer a much-needed clean up with these genius organization products. Youu2019ll wonder how you ever lived without them!
Read more here.

Dry Erase Labeling

If you have a separate, or secondary, freezer in a garage or utility room, you can use a dry erase marker right on the door to organize the contents! If you don’t want to write directly on the surface in your kitchen, purchase a small magnetic dry erase board and attach it to the side.

Review and revise your list each time you use something out of it, or add something to it.

Super Easy Freezer Organization
I love love loveu00a0to have a freezer full of food. But I can’t stand when I can’t tell what we have and what we don’t. so I developed this system to always know what needs to be added to the grocery list.
Read more here.

Inventory

Freezer organization ideas aren’t just for making everything neat and tidy on the inside. They help with keeping inventory too!

Keep a regular inventory of what you have in your freezer by either using a list, or by creating sections in your freezer that you simply monitor.

Organizing the Deep Freeze
When your freezer is well-organized, it functions as a better resource for meal prep and quick, easy meals.
Read more here.

Dump The Boxes

Many of the foods we buy in the frozen section come in large bulky boxes. Get rid of those as quick as you can, and use a plastic bin or crate instead.

The 5 Best Tips for Organizing a Tiny Freezer
Because keeping your frozen goods frozen with minimal space can be a frustrating challenge.
Read more here.

Souper Cubes

Freezer storage made simple. If you have small amounts of things you need to freeze – or want to thaw out items in small amounts, try using Souper Cubes.

They’re silicone containers that function much like an ice tray but with larger cubes to hold bigger amounts.

Freezer Organization Hacks thatu2019ll Make Your Life Easier
Here are 12 of the best freezer organization hacks that will help you keep your freezer organized for good! Prevent the daily u201cfreezer avalancheu201d!
Read more here.

Keep a List of How Long Food Lasts in the Freezer

With a full freezer, it may be hard to decide what you need to eat your way through first. Find a handy printable, like this one, to keep on hand so you always know which foods should be at the top of your list.

How Long You Can Store (Almost) Anything in the Fridge and Freezer
This infographic includes expiration dates on items in the pantry, too. No more expired frozen (or freezer burnt) items!
Read more here.

Keep It Clean

You’ve likely seen the idea about lining your fridge shelves with press-and-seal wrap to keep it clean. Well why not apply that same logic to your freezer so that any messes that occur are easy to clean up?

Pressu2019n Seal Fridge Shelves
A tip for keeping your refrigerator clean…line the clean shelves with Saran Wrap or Press u2019n Seal. Spills are no problem now!
Read more here.

Magnetized Containers

Use magnetized containers on the top part of your freezer to store those items that are smaller but you don’t use every day (like ginger, or nuts).

How to Make Custom DIY Magnetic Tins
Ursula from Homemade by Carmona shares with us, How to Make Custom DIY Magnetic Tins!! They are so easy to make too!
Read more here.

Reusable Shopping Bags

If you have a deep freezer, sort your larger items into reusable shopping bags to keep it organized and make it easy to pull contents out.

No Cost Chest Freezer Organization
Sometimes the best ideas are the easiest, most affordable ideas.
Read more here.

Utilize Binder Clips

What do you do with all those have-used bags of vegetables, spring rolls, and more? If they clutter up your freezer space, you’re going to want to check out this crazy amazing tip!

Make Your Small Freezer Feel Twice as Big
Whether youu2019re preparing to host a feast for the holidays (20-pound turkey, anyone?) or just staying in and cooking more, I know one thing is true: Your freezer is looking pretty full right now.
Read more here.

I hope you love these freezer organization ideas – aren’t they both creative and effective? And I love that you don’t need to buy expensive supplies in order to have an organized and efficient freezer.

Which one of these ideas will work best for you? Do you have any other ideas for creatively organizing your fridge and freezer?

More Organization Tips from One Crazy House

  • How to Organize a Pantry, Fridge, and Freezer
  • Quick and Easy Tips to Organize Your Kitchen
  • 6 Simple Tips for an Organized Kitchen
  • 15 Genius Ways to Organize Your Spices
  • 14 Ways to Organize Using Silverware Trays

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