How to Organize Your Freezer
Keeping your freezer organized can feel like an almost impossible task. From strangely shaped packages to things you forgot you had, sometimes opening up the freezer door can be scary. We’ve put together our favorite tips for keeping things neat and tidy, so prepping for mealtime will always be simple!
Whether your freezer is currently full to the brim, and you brace for impact before you open the door, or it’s currently empty and waiting to be filled with locally sourced meats you ordered online, keeping your freezer organized is important.
Clean, organized spaces can help contribute to a calm state of mind and increased productivity – knowing where everything is when you need it is a timesaver! Try our tried and true tips for keeping your freezer space organized – you can use them for the rest of the kitchen, too!
1. First in, first out
If you’ve ever worked in hospitality, you’ve probably heard of this commonly preached rule. While frozen goods aren’t likely to expire, it can be handy to know which items in the freezer are oldest, especially if you typically stock up on similar items. This can help with peace of mind – you’ll never have to guess which items to grab out of the freezer! It may even help inspire new meals – you can build a dish around whatever’s up next. Take this tip to the next level – write the date purchased on the packaging with a permanent marker to reduce on guessing.
2. Group similar shapes together
Items of a similar size and shape tend to stack well with each other. If you’ve ordered chicken breast, ground beef, and wild-caught salmon, try to stack each item with other ones that are similar. This will reduce the risk of product falling out of the freezer when the door is opened, and it makes it easier to grab and go when thawing something for a meal. Level up by inserting plastic containers into the freezer – once your shopping is done, it’s easy to pop each item into its designated spot.
3. Purchase smaller packages
It goes without saying that bigger packages are harder to store – especially with limited space. If you order with truLOCAL, not only do you get individually vacuum sealed portions that are easy to pop in the freezer, the orders are smaller and more frequent – so you’re not left wondering where to store a ton of food.
Article by: Trish Carnahan
July 23rd, 2021