Freezer Organization Tips

When it comes to the freezer, organization is no different from elsewhere in the house. Stock yours efficiently with these freezer organization tips.

| July/August 2013

  • Dip whole tomatoes in boiling water for 30 seconds to loosen skins, then core and peel; to stew tomatoes, remove stems, peel and quarter the tomatoes, then cook down for 10 to 20 minutes.
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  • Make sure that the containers you to plan store frozen food in are moisture-resistant, durable, leak-proof, and will not become brittle or crack at low temperatures.
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When it comes to the freezer, organization is no different from elsewhere in the house: The key is to maximize space and create an easily accessible home for everything.

For more information on efficiently stocking your freezer, read the original article, A Guide to Freezing Food.

Stocking the Freezer Efficiently

• Consider putting labeled bins in your freezer for veggies, sauces, ready-to-eat meals—whatever you are planning to use most often.

• Pour liquids such as soups and sauces into plastic bags of the same size. Lay them flat to freeze, then neatly stack the frozen bags. Most freezer bags are made of #4 LDPE (low-density polyethylene), which is not known to leach chemicals. However, if you are concerned about putting hot food into plastic, wait until your food cools to room temperature before packing it into bags.



• Freeze food in wide-mouth glass jars made specifically for canning and freezing.

• Lay out pieces of produce to freeze individually on cookie sheets, then transfer them to labeled bags or stackable containers.

sfreddson2156
4/20/2015 2:04:04 PM

Thanks for sharing these tips with us! I never realized that there were so many way to re-organize to make more space. I like the idea of freezing liquids in bags as opposed to containers. That will save us plenty of space! Great article! http://www.refrigerationice.com/Services.html




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