I promised to show you guys my freezer, so here it is...
Let me tell you, it did NOT start out very pretty...
That's it, a completely blank canvas. There was just one little half shelf-what am i supposed to do with that?!
Before I start explaining my thought process for organizing our freezer, let me fill you in on our lives a little bit...not to bore you just to explain why I do some of what I do.
We never eat together, not by choice [trust me!] but because our work schedules conflict and we are never together for meals. I am also a vegetarian and my fiance is not [lame!] so we usually just eat separate, single serving meals throughout the week.
My first task was to find us some shelves! I looked online and they were asking around $20+, which is fine for some people but I personally would rather spend that on something else.
Next stop, WalMart. They had some wire shelves [found here] that were fine and the right size but they were around $10-$15. Not much better.
Enter: the dollar store. I found smaller wire shelves in the kitchen section of my local Dollar Tree-SCORE! It took two to get the perfect size shelf but still, that's only $2. Using two shelves instead of insiting I find the perfect ONE to work, saved me $$$. Gotta love that Dollar Tree!
The next steps were pretty simple. I shopped my house [one of my all time favorite things to do!] and found this plastic drawer unit I had from my freshman year in the dorm. It came from Bed, Bath & Beyond for about $4.50 [with my coupon].
This was an exact perfect fit on top of the shelf, and when it fits so perfect, I just go with it. So that's where it went...
I like this drawer unit because it fit so perfectly and the flat top allows me to store even more on top of it [those are burritos btw!]
Under the shelf go our ice cube trays and a few miscellaneous popsicles!
On top of the wire shelves I bought goes this old shoe box [I washed it out of course!]. I found that it fit all of our boxed TV dinners [I know...bad fiance doesn't cook] perfectly and utilized the entire depth of the freezer-always necessary with such a small space.
In the door we have my shelf of Boca products and some frozen vegetables.
I just made the labels on word then laminated them. I even kept the scraps so I can label and date more temporary items in our freezer (leftovers etc). I use a dry erase marker that I keep on the front of the freezer.
Well, that's all folks! I spent a total of $2 and I LOVE it. How do you keep your freezer tidy? Most importantly, do you love to "shop your house" as much as I do? I always find the best things and it's FREE! This project makes me feel like with a little imagination and a few bucks, I can do anything-and so can you!