Making More Space….
Since we are going through Snowmagedon here in the South I thought it would be a good idea to clean out our freezer. This was a perfect task to do before I had to take my munchkins out into the snow. It only took about an hour to complete the entire project. Now that I have cleaned things out I don’t have to worry about “freezer traps”. (Freezer Traps = those frozen boulders of food packages that roll out of your freezer & hit your foot…ouch!!)
Here’s what I did……
Step 1: Stand back & shake my head! :0
Step 2: Gather my supplies
~Post-It Notes & Coffee, of course! 🙂
~$1 Store Containers
~P-touch Brother Labelmaker PT-1290
~Extra Bag Clips
Step 3: Remove all food from freezer. Clean freezer out with the quickness so food doesn’t melt & so I don’t get frostbite.
I even took out the vacuum to suck up the “crumby-crumbs”.
Step 4: Take inventory of all food and divide & conquer…keep & throw out. My meats (i.e. ground turkey, chicken breast, etc.) & larger frozen items I keep in our other freezer in the garage. I had a couple of opened veggie bags, so I used some DIY binder clips I had lying around to keep my bags sealed.
Step 5: Arrange new containers inside freezer & begin organizing foods. I made sure the shelves were not too tightly pack, so I can see what I had. I used my post-it notes to take note of my food categories.
Step 4: Used my post-its to reference my categories to make labels using my Labelmaker.
Step 5: Step back & admire. 🙂
Lunchbox ice packs in the door for easy access, breakfast foods & breads on top, veggies & yogurt on next shelf, sweets in the drawer & meats below.
I was inspired by A Bowl Full of Lemons Freezer Makeover to complete this task. If you want to see some “freezer eye candy” hop on over to her blog & check it out. You will be amazed!
Not a bad organizational project to complete on a snow day. Now, if I can only get the rest of my house to look like my freezer then I will be in heaven!
Have you organized or cleaned out a special space in your house that now makes you feel more relaxed? If so, please share! I would love to be inspired by your hard work!