One of my decluttering projects in February has been cleaning out both freezers in the basement, plus re-organizing the remaining contents. Both freezers are upright ones, similar to this GE Upright 20.6 cubit foot Freezer. We only bought the second one last winter when we thought the first one might be failing. Having a second freezer hasn’t added significantly to our electric bill, and now we have more space for garden produce, bread, meat deals, and extra milk.
To keep the freezers organized, I use several sizes of Glad and Ziploc containers. The Gladlocks are supposed to be BPA free; all plastic containers should be washed by hand and not in the dishwasher.
The other key to my freezer organization are the mini shelves shown above. Originally used in my pantry, I found these at Walmart. They help stack unusually shaped items like meatballs and sausage wrapped together.
The shelves also help contain the mess we call quart freezer bags of veggies and fruits. If the quart freezer bags are frozen flat, as in the picture, they stack better. I always freeze the quart and gallon bags flat before integrating them into the inventory.
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