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. Get rid of the that bulky box, but keep the items in the inner bag they come in. The inner bag is designed to protect items in the freezer, so they are the best!
2. If the items inside the box don't come with an inner bag (very unusual), place them inside a CLEAR regular clear plastic bag; they are way less expensive than freezer bags and they work perfectly fine, I've been using them for years, and have never had any issues; they work like a charm. Not only are they versatile for different uses around the house, but at about only 3¢ each bag, it does not hurt to throw them away after just one use! (I buy mine at Walmart♥. They are labeled as Twist Tie Storage, in the plastic bags section, and they come in boxes of 100).
3. Now, the most important tip, 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!
WHY DO I PREFER PLASTIC BAGS:
4. Pile items up! — As long as you don't block the vents in the freezer, you can do that. Getting rid of the bulky boxes, will give you an incredible amount of extra vertical and horizontal space. Just make sure that when you pile, you still have a clear view of the items, for easy access.
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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