People seemed to like my post about how to organize your refrigerator, so why not give the freezer some love as well? Besides, I think my freezer is probably way more in need of a sorting than my fridge, as today I pulled out not one, not two, but three containers of frozen pumpkin. If you’re looking to avoid flying containers of unidentifiable freezer-burned foods, and looking for a labeled eden of freezer-dom, then here are 7 tips for an organized freezer:
- Know what’s freezable – avoid freezing foods with a high moisture content like cucumber or watermelon, the only exception would be if you plan to toss them in a smoothie, where the thawing process won’t make as much of a difference. Avoid freezing creamy foods, like custards or yogurt. Generally, baked goods, meats, stews, and broths are good candidates for freezing. When in doubt: google it.
- Freeze in usable portions – a lesson I learned too often from the frozen clump of food substances I find from being too lazy to actually separate the food I’m freezing.