I looked up some inspiration and found these:
This is from Amy's Finer Things:
And this is from Homestead Revival:
I used these as inspiration for how I wanted to organize my freezer. I did go to Target and buy some containers. The smaller baskets were $2.99 and the larger ones were $4.99 plus they are stackable. I made up my own labels and printed them on cardstock and laminated them. I used a whole punch and binder rings to attach the labels.
I put most of my bulk items in my upright freezer. I put our pork, deer and the peaches and corn we froze last summer along with my bulk grains at the bottom and a small basket of chicken and beef stock that I have.
|This is a before picture|
|This is after|
|Before (you can't really see anything)|
|After - not a lot to see but at least I know where everything is.|
Finally, I organized our side-by-side freezer in the house. I just used the baskets and put the items in categories such as vegetables, meals (stuff to make quick meals such as cooked meat and pizza dough), waffles and pancakes that I have made and frozen and other things. The bottom bin holds some nuts and grains and other baking ingredients.
|Close up of the labels - I used velcro on these baskets|
There you have it. Freezer organization that I have needed to do for about 3 years now. I won't tell you about some of the things that I found that I had to throw away but at least it is done and I am planning to maintain this better and keep up with what I have.