Works for Me Wednesday
I have mentioned before that I am really into organization. Here's the system I've developed for my freezer.
I keep only meat and bread in my deep freeze. Vegetables, fruits, ice cream, butter, etc go in my fridge freezer. This way, I always know where to look for which items.
The contents of my freezer are organized into baskets. Each basket has a laminated label card, attached with plastic cable ties. Although the baskets take up a bit of room, I can always tell at a glance what I am running low on and everything is rotated regularly so that I never lose meat to freezer burn. As soon as I come home from the grocery store with meat, I pull out the appropriate basket and turn it upside down on the counter. I put the fresh meat into ziplocks in the bottom of the basket and put the older meat back in on top.
On the door I keep, bacon, sausages, hot dogs, bagels, english muffins and bread. The bacon I load at the back and pull from the front. Everything else is fed from the right and taken out from the left, so we are sure to use things in the order in which they were purchased.
It took about 20 minutes to print the cards, laminate them, attach them to the baskets and organize them in the freezer. And we've been using it like this for almost 4 years.
It works for me!