Asked on Oct 5, 2017

I need ideas for organizing a chest type freezer

Pat21977374DfmNancy Turner
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    We have a dry erase board on the wall by the chest freezer listing the contents along with the date we placed in freezer. When we remove items we erase them, when we add items they go on the board.
  • Dfm
    on Oct 5, 2017

    your meats need to be in the coldest part of the freezer....cold air sinks. my uncle had a chest freezer...used card board boxes to keep like with like.
  • Suzette
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Hi, Here's a video that may help! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFMJgC3apx0

    Good luck!
  • Nancy Turner
    on Oct 5, 2017

    How big is it, does it have a shelf and baskets? I have a medium size chest freezer. It has a mid shelf that I assume holds the mechanics of the freezer. and one basket. In the basket I keep things like hamburger, frozen fish food and a couple of smaller items. On the shelf I keep things like bacon, hot dogs, things that are naturally stackable and keep the basket on top of that. I use grocery bags to keep my bags of frozen veggies together. I use a seal a meal type system to freeze my meat in family portions and to keep it flat. and easy to stack in the freezer. It also prevents freezer burn and lasts much longer in the freezer. I keep all the pork together in a bag if the package isn't too big, same with chicken and beef. Things like a rack of ribs, big roasts, ham, etc. will go in open nooks and crannies. I need to know where things are because my fingers do not allow me to do much digging in the frozen meat without a lot of pain, so I am the only one that puts things in and takes it out so I can get done in a hurry. I am lucky that I have two refrigerators , one in the house and one in the garage that was too big to fit in the fridge hole in the kitchen. I keep the more odd shaped things and fries and things like that in those freezers. I keep at least five or more meals of meat in the house freezer and open bags of fries, frozen treats. etc.
    • Nancy Turner
      on Oct 5, 2017

      I too, have trouble reaching inside things like the freezer and washing machine. That is why I use the plastic grocery bags, as you can grab the handles easier than grabbing the package you want. It is not hard to lable the package and shift things in a smaller container like a grocery bag. In using the seal a meal type machines to package my fresh meat, I don't have to worry about missing the oldest one by mistake. If you take the air out of the package it takes months longer to develop freezer burn. I also buy hamburger in larger packages and put into quart freezer bags and flatten it out and keep all the air out to keep them from freezer burn. The flatter the meat is, the easier it is to keep organized and stacked.
  • Dfm
    on Oct 5, 2017

    the meats need to be in the coldest area of the freezer. Veggies, fruits do ok at the mid point. The items you use most out of the freezer to the top.
  • Pat21977374
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Dollar store baskets

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