Liz Witts teaches you how to organize your freezer to maximize space usage.
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The fridge is an essential item in the kitchen but how it’s organized is often overlooked. The key here is to know what it is that you bought and how long you’ve had it.
This is classic example. Go to store and buy those frozen vegetables. You make those frozen vegetables and then you’re left with a bag opened like this. Well, this isn’t going to stay fresh this way. Hamburger patties, unmarked, we don’t know when these were purchased, plus they’re scattered throughout the freezer.
If you want to eat that for breakfast in a cardboard box like that, I’ve got a great storage solution that will keep this fresh. Now here’s a mystery package, any guesses as to what this is? No more guessing when I'm finished organizing.
Once you’ve taken an inventory of your items, it’s time to restock. Rule one, always group similar food together and invest at some clear containers made specifically for the freezer. This will make it easier to take inventory and storing the hard to stack items like packed vegetables will be a grease and the same goes for your meats.
When you come from the market, take your meats out of these packages. They’re not good for storing. You can see at this meat has freeze burn all over. And our mystery package is—take them out on what they came in from the butcher and stick them in the container that you can see through. But make sure that you date the container so you know when you bought it and how long it should hang around, and keep in mind ground meats can be kept in the freezer for three to four months. Steaks and chicken, you can keep up to a year.
Alright, I want to give you the grand tour of the newly renovated freezer. Bagels are stored much more easily in a container like this when you can stack on top, plus they’ll stay fresher—no freeze burn. And that box of waffles, it gotten out of it’s box that was open and put it into a closed container and added the date. We moved the frozen dinners onto the door as well as the ice cream so you can see what you have and take good inventory before you head off to the market.
Once your freezer is organized, you’ll be amazed on how easy it is to keep it that way. For more great tips, just keep clicking. I'm professional organizer Liz Witts.
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