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Allow empty space in your freezer for rotating items that are out of reach.

I noticed today quite surprised in fact, that there was now an empty space inside our freezer.

The freezer compartment of an upright one over the top type basic generic freezer/refrigerator unit is not very large and at best it serves to keep a few trays of ice handy and some frozen dinners that are packed inside rectangular shaped cardboard containers.

When I usually look into our up top freezer, there is so much packed inside that it would require the gifted talent of David Blaine to uncover the location of those leftover turkey&dressings packed in freezer bags, somewhere in the back on either side.

Leave some empty space for goodness sake.

There should be at least 1/4th of the entire cubic space of the freezer empty to allow for rotation of items that are hard to find.

Color coding is a way to separate dated items.

Not only can you use colored freezer containers with rubber lids, you can try using a color code system, one that lets you determine frozen meat from frozen vegetables and frozen fruit but moreover for items that are put in there that need to be eaten up before they become too old even for the most tainted tongued individual on the planet.

Saving space in the refrigerator is also a good idea.

When possible leave an entire shelf open and empty. This will give you a place to put temporary items such as last night's pizza slices and half drank milk shakes.

When in doubt, throw it out!

One thing is most important in storing food, be it fresh and still in it's original packaging and that of items left over from the day or the night before.

Keeping empty space in the freezer and the refrigerator is a good thing.

The number one thing that takes up space in a refrigerator is dairy and fast food, still in their fast food boxes and 2 litter drinks. When storing 2 liter drinks in the refrigerator keep only one. The most often drank beverage will not have to be refrigerated when there is ample ice to cool it down fast in the glass.

If you have pizza leftover, then you can always take out the slices and pack them inside gallon sized freezer bags.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. If you have any more of your own suggestions or comments, please feel free to give me your 2 cents worth, below in the comment section of my article. have a good day.

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MegL wrote on February 27, 2016, 4:38 PM

However, you need to keep your freezer filled as much as possible to make it operate effectively and not waste power. You can use empty cardboard boxes to fill space if necessary, then you operate efficiently AND have the space you want.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 27, 2016, 4:46 PM

This is very helpful. Hopefully some others will read this and get some helpful ideas on this subject to share. Thank you for sharing.