how do organize your upright freezer? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 10 Old 11-15-2009, 08:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
ashleyhaugh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 4,315
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
pictures would be great if you have some

we moved about 2.5 months ago, about an 8 hr drive, and things understandably got all jumbled around. im ashamed to say i havent fixed it yet and have still been putting new stuff in, lol

*~*Ashley*~* newly single mama to Tristan 10/01/2007
ashleyhaugh is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 10 Old 11-15-2009, 09:43 PM
 
SeekingJoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,542
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I use plastic bins that I use a "drawers" for veggies, cheese, etc. Meats are packed toward the bottom. Frozen meals (soups in quart jars and casseroles in dishes) in the middle. Breads stacked on the top shelves.

Happy wife to DH superhero.gifand mama to DS signcirc1.gif11/05 and DD energy.gif8/07.
SeekingJoy is offline  
#3 of 10 Old 11-16-2009, 07:53 AM
 
newbymom05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,589
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekingJoy View Post
I use plastic bins that I use a "drawers" for veggies, cheese, etc. Meats are packed toward the bottom. Frozen meals (soups in quart jars and casseroles in dishes) in the middle. Breads stacked on the top shelves.
That's pretty much what I do too. For me, the most important thing is to keep a pad and pen near the freezer so I can mark off what goes in and out.
newbymom05 is offline  
#4 of 10 Old 11-16-2009, 01:41 PM
 
Vanessa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 807
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I use labelled plastic bins on the shelves, too.
Vanessa is offline  
#5 of 10 Old 11-16-2009, 02:32 PM
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Germany
Posts: 113
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ashleyhaugh View Post
pictures would be great if you have some

we moved about 2.5 months ago, about an 8 hr drive, and things understandably got all jumbled around. im ashamed to say i havent fixed it yet and have still been putting new stuff in, lol

We just moved too. We have 2 upright freezers. One tall one in the basement and one bottom freezer under the fridge in the kitchen.
Both have drawers behind the doors (gotta love the german appliances )

In the kitchen I have 3 drawers. The one on the bottom is for bread. The one in the middle for stuff like left overs and pre cooked small portions. The top one is full of herbs, butter, breakfast items like bacon and hash browns, pizza rolls for the kids... basically stuff we need to get to the most.

In the large freezer in the basement I have
one drawer for ice cream and snack foods,
one for fish and ready made food like lasagne,
one for poultry,
one for beef and pork
one for veggies
one for the stuff that doesn't fit a category or the items change with the season


Here is a picture of it. But not the one in my basment

http://media.siemens-home.com/Files/....eps?Width=516


and the one in the kitchen looks like this...

http://media.siemens-home.com/Files/....eps?Width=516


Hope that helps
~Journey~ is offline  
#6 of 10 Old 11-16-2009, 04:36 PM
 
LaughingHyena's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,606
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Ours has 4 draws. The top one is the fast freeze where unfrozen things are supposed to be put to freeze.

In theory I have one draw for veggies, the bottom for meat and the other for everything else, ice cream etc. In practice there is often meat in the top section and the veggies get tucked in wherever there is a space. Things often have to be rearranged after I shop as it's often difficult to fit things in.

I do find keeping a list of what's in there is helpful. I also find that there is little point in me making freezer meals or freezing leftovers as we don't think to use them.
LaughingHyena is online now  
#7 of 10 Old 11-17-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Not in a bubble!
Posts: 1,769
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ~Journey~ View Post
We just moved too. We have 2 upright freezers. One tall one in the basement and one bottom freezer under the fridge in the kitchen.
Both have drawers behind the doors (gotta love the german appliances )



and the one in the kitchen looks like this...

http://media.siemens-home.com/Files/....eps?Width=516


Hope that helps
I have been saying for years they should have all built in drawers for upright freezers. That's really great!

I have bins on all our shelves too. It keeps things tidy.
ParisApril is offline  
#8 of 10 Old 11-17-2009, 02:13 PM
 
Drummer's Wife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Land of Enchantment
Posts: 11,487
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Great ideas here.

Right now, my top shelf has random things like cookie dough I made and froze, leftover veggies, and chicken stock/broth. The 2nd shelf has large flattened ziplocks of soup and beans. Third shelf has the turkey for thanksgiving. 4th shelf is various cuts of chicken, 5th is all steak (and would have ground beef if I could bring myself to buy it again.)

I don't buy frozen stuff at the store (like veggies, ice cream, juice, or pizzas - except every once in a while I get freschetta flat bread ) which is probably good b/c my freezer wouldn't fit very much of it in addition to homemade foods I have frozen and meats.

ribboncesarean.gif cesareans happen.
Drummer's Wife is offline  
#9 of 10 Old 11-17-2009, 03:57 PM
LZP
 
LZP's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: PA
Posts: 1,706
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ~Journey~ View Post
We just moved too. We have 2 upright freezers. One tall one in the basement and one bottom freezer under the fridge in the kitchen.
Both have drawers behind the doors (gotta love the german appliances )



http://media.siemens-home.com/Files/....eps?Width=516


and the one in the kitchen looks like this...

http://media.siemens-home.com/Files/....eps?Width=516


Hope that helps
Is it wrong that I'm lusting after an appliance?! I would LOVE to have drawers. Looks like I'm going to grab some plastic bins for our upright freezer- it was organized when there were only 5 things in it now, not so much.

I try to at least keep meats together, boxed "emergency" stuff (for lunch when i'm running late in the morning for work) and veggies all together, then things like desserts/prepared foods, etc on other shelves. the bins are the next exciting step! thanks for that tip, ladies!

The babymoon isn't over! Our long awaited A born 7/18/10, making us laugh and smile every day.
LZP is offline  
#10 of 10 Old 11-18-2009, 01:49 AM - Thread Starter
 
ashleyhaugh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 4,315
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks for the ideas guys, seems like bins and/or boxes is the way to go....

i had a freezer with drawers in it while we were in germany, and i LOVED it. it really did make things go much easier. i was sad to sell it when we were leaving

*~*Ashley*~* newly single mama to Tristan 10/01/2007
ashleyhaugh is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off