Don't you hate when you run out of space in your freezer?
Everybody does! Especially people that like me do not enjoy going too often to the grocery store, so when I go, I buy for at least two weeks' worth of meals, and occasionally, even a more.
All modern refrigerators are designed to be space-efficient, but when you buy lots of items, even those refrigerators become short in space, especially the freezer . . . but the truth is that there is really more space than you though!
All the freezer items that we buy are packed in bulky boxes that take at least 20% of extra space in the refrigerator, so the only thing you need to do is to get rid of that big bulky box, right?
Well . . . yes, but don't forget to also do this, or you'll regret getting rid of that box!
I'm also going to give you some very useful extra advice!
The first time I did this (many years ago, I was too young and inexperienced ☺), I thought I had invented the wheel! I got rid of all the boxes, placed all the items in regular grocery bags, got all the extra space I needed, and "solved" the problem . . . NOT!
It became a nightmare trying to figure out what was inside of each bag, and the worse part . . . I got rid of the cooking instructions along with the box? . . . Great!
Here are my own personal tips that have worked great for me:
1. . . . yes you know . . . - Get rid of the that bulky box, but keep the items in the inner bag they come in.
2. Place them inside a CLEAR regular plastic bag; they are way less expensive than freezer bags. You really don't have to buy any fancy expensive freezer bags. The inner bag items come in, are designed to protect items in the freezer, so regular clear bags are absolutely fine. I've been using them for years, and have never had any issues; they work like a charm. (The box of 75 bags cost about $2).
Clear plastic bags:
3. . . . and most important, trust me! Cut the instructions section from each box, and place it inside the bag! It will save you from an unnecessary headache, trying to remember the temperature and the time needed to cook or heat next time!
Enjoy the extra space in your freezer!
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Article link: http://joyfulsavings.com/blog/make-room-in-you-freezer-while-staying-organized
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