Freezers can be difficult to organize with a constant flow of food in and out. During 2020 I was utilizing the freezer and storing a lot of protein ‘just in case’ and found that it was hard to keep it all straight. I grabbed a couple extra bins that we had used for kids’ storage just to see if they would work and they were the perfect size to fit two across the freezer shelf. Guess what? They haven’t left the freezer since.

What do I keep in the two bins? One holds beef and one holds chicken, turkey, and pork. I could label them but this works and it’s easy for me to pull out a bin and see what’s in it. This quick tip has two points to it:

  1. Use what you have first and see if a bin or container will work. Even if you’re just trying something out for size, it’s better to try it out for a bit first.
  2. Freezers don’t have to be black holes – a simple bin or container can make a big difference!

These are the White Nordic Storage Baskets from The Container Store – you can find all the sizes, lids, and labels at this link.

If you don’t have a bin or basket on hand, these are a great solution! Measure first to make sure it will fit your space. Happy freezer organizing!