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Eranda
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Default  Posted: 9:11 AM, July 5th (Friday)

I just got a new bottom freezer fridge which I love. Lots more room than I used to have, all the bottles and small crap fit in the door shelves (YAY), and everything I use every damn day is right at eye level. I can even tell what's in the crisper drawers now!

The one thing I'm not sure about is how to organize the freezer drawer... I have a door on the freezer, but there is a wire basket thingy inside the freezer that pulls out. Problem is- there are really no dividers or anything, so everything in the freezer is just piled in the drawer.

How do you organize it so that you can find what you have??


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brooke4
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Default  Posted: 10:06 AM, July 5th (Friday)

I used to have one of those and I had an excellent system.

Putting food in:
Pull drawer out. Cram everything in. Gently close door, pushing everything down, remove fingers at last moment so they don't get crushed. Repeat last step when pizza box wedges between top of drawer and bottom of fridge. Repeat as many times as necessary. Eventually get door closed.

Taking food out:
Take ten minutes to push down wedged pizza box with tip of finger so you can open drawer. Look hopelessly at contents of drawer. Look around kitchen for impressionable children and/or dogs. If safe, empty drawer, swearing like sailor with pubic lice. Find sought after item (or discover that a teenager has already eaten sought after item). Wait for fingers to defrost. Repeat step 1. Move to new house with different freezer.

Just kidding (sort of), and probably not what you were looking for... More organized people will surely be along shortly.


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painpaingoaway
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Default  Posted: 10:18 AM, July 5th (Friday)

Brooke nailed it for me!

swearing like sailor with pubic lice
LOL! Loved that!


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Default  Posted: 10:24 AM, July 5th (Friday)

What is this 'organize' you speak of??


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lieshurt
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Default  Posted: 10:26 AM, July 5th (Friday)

How do you organize it so that you can find what you have??

I would say the easiest way to organize is by not putting too much stuff in there to begin with. My bff has one too and his is so crammed full of stuff there is no way to organize it. Sometimes he buys duplicates of stuff because he couldn't see he already had it.


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Eranda
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Default  Posted: 10:36 AM, July 5th (Friday)

This is not looking too positive :/


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Heavy Sigh
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Default  Posted: 10:41 AM, July 5th (Friday)

Great incentive to give up the processed food and to use freezer for ice and ice cream only.

No need to buy frozen pizza with this recipe:

1 cup flour
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt.

Mix together. Knead a few times. You can roll it out as original recipe suggests or do as I do, and just pat it out in the olive-oil or Pam-sprayed pizza pan.

Then lightly cover top with tomato sauce (I like Paul Newman's marinara).

Whatever else you want on there.

Cook 15 minutes or so on 400 degrees.


This makes one smallish round pizza so I usually make two for our family. Just four of us, but the dogs usually get a slice as well.

[This message edited by Heavy Sigh at 10:43 AM, July 5th (Friday)]


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lieshurt
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Default  Posted: 10:50 AM, July 5th (Friday)

Heavy Sigh, I am so trying that. Thank you for sharing


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brooke4
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Default  Posted: 10:59 AM, July 5th (Friday)


The funny thing is that the only processed food in our freezer is organic, gluten free pizza for the kid in the family who is gluten free.

The rest of the space is taken up by frozen homemade stock, ice cream, frozen homemade demi glace, homemade dog food (we feed raw), and two bags of ice (which I must have at all times--I can't stand dispenser ice yes, I know, there is probably help for that...). That's it, and still I must go through the ritual every time.

Eranda, in all seriousness - I wonder if rubbermaid or some similar company makes an organiser? If not, you could probably come up with something.


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Default  Posted: 11:01 AM, July 5th (Friday)

doesn't everyone organize it alphabetically? ( that's maniacal laughter by the way!)

I'm very afraid to find what is in the bottom of my freezer


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painpaingoaway
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Default  Posted: 11:06 AM, July 5th (Friday)

What is this 'organize' you speak of??
Really. Isn't 'organize' a curse word? I think it is. Actually, me thinks it may be a diabolical plot. It implies planning, and culling, and strategy, and foresight, and ruthlessness, and dedication, determination, and....well....all those things I'm not capable of! lol!

Recipe sounds good though. I might be able to manage getting two items from the store.

List. Where's my list...


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cryingdaily
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Default  Posted: 11:26 AM, July 5th (Friday)

Oh, oh, I have a bottom drawer freezer that I love. So much bigger.

My "system" is similar to brooke's. Except I have the bottom drawer that pulls out when you open it and the basket thing on the top. My top basket has all meet, fish and frozen, prepackaged, processed meals.

Bottom has frozen fruits, veggies and misc. (ie. icecream)

Other than that, it's exactly like brooke said.


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brooke4
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Default  Posted: 12:41 PM, July 5th (Friday)

doesn't everyone organize it alphabetically? ( that's maniacal laughter by the way!)
I'm very afraid to find what is in the bottom of my freezer

Well, clearly the foods that start with 'z' are in the bottom

"Isn't 'organize' a curse word? I think it is. Actually, me thinks it may be a diabolical plot. It implies planning, and culling, and strategy, and foresight, and ruthlessness, and dedication, determination,"

sorry, lost the quote box. Yeah, it sounds like something you are afraid your teenagers might do (after eating all the frozen food) while you're sleeping after having watched too much footage of Egyptian presidents being deposed...

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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 12:44 PM, July 5th (Friday)

Ziploc makes some massive storage bags. My folks used to use them to "organize" their freezer in a fashion. All the bags of frozen veggies in one giant Ziploc, all the frozen fruits in another. Meat in a third.

At least then they could narrow it down to a food category by grabbing the appropriate bag, and then fish inside for what they were after.

Surely the Container store has something that would help?


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Default  Posted: 1:50 PM, July 5th (Friday)

And by the way, there are some AMAZINGLY organized freezers out there. Google image search for freezer organization. Just saying.


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Default  Posted: 3:46 PM, July 5th (Friday)

lmao Eranda, when I saw this thread title I thought - you only want to know how to do this when you quit smoking.

Oh the things we can do now that we don't smoke - possibilities are endless.


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Default  Posted: 4:08 PM, July 5th (Friday)

You can get those plastic bin things to put in there since it doesn't have dividers. If its deep enough, you can stack two levels. Then organize them however you want.
Is mine that way? No, of course not. but I understand the theory.


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deeplysad
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Default  Posted: 4:59 PM, July 5th (Friday)

I love my bottom freezer but can never find stuff in it.

So we bought a small stand up freezer for the garage that has shelves so it can be better organized.

So now I just keep the stuff we use often in the bottom freezer.


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Default  Posted: 5:40 PM, July 5th (Friday)

Plastic freezer bags work great. Put whatever you want to store in the bag, lay it flat to freeze the contents and, when completely frozen, stand the up straight.

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painpaingoaway
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Default  Posted: 5:56 PM, July 5th (Friday)

Jpapa said doodoo three times in a row. That's not allowed on a freezer organization thread.

Go stand in the corner Jpapa.


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Jpapageorge
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Default  Posted: 6:04 PM, July 5th (Friday)

Well crudsicles, I thought I properly organized my doodoo usage. I guess I'll go sit in the corner and eat some of the six month old icecream I found in the back of my freezer.


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Eranda
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Default  Posted: 7:32 AM, July 6th (Saturday)

Damn you people are NOT helpful!!

So I guess there isn't really a good way to organize a freezer drawer...?

I'll have to make one up then maybe I'll become a gajillionaire with my awesome, easy to use freezer-drawer-organizer system


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MoreThanMe
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Default  Posted: 7:42 AM, July 6th (Saturday)

"organizing my freezer drawer"- on list of things it's NEVER occurred to me to do.

Of course-until I got married I used my oven to store shoes-so, I'm probably on the wrong thread.

(BTW-if you live in the desert and you ride your bike everywhere-even in 110 degree weather-your shoes stink and an oven keeps them from stinking up your entire apartment. )

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Default  Posted: 8:31 AM, July 6th (Saturday)

Eranda - Did you Google image search? Seriously amazing freezers out there.

I'm renting and I don't have a drawer, I have a top freezer. I don't have much in my freezer, so organization isn't a big challenge for me, but there are lots of ideas out there utilizing inexpensive plastic bins you could get at the dollar store. That's probably the easiest and cheapest way to create sections in your drawer. Is that what you are looking for?


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Default  Posted: 12:28 PM, July 6th (Saturday)

Well crudsicles, I thought I properly organized my doodoo usage. I guess I'll go sit in the corner and eat some of the six month old icecream I found in the back of my freezer.

You are sentenced forthwith to an entire summer of dispenser ice drinks for the crime of unorganized over-doodoo usage.

But I agree. It's gross and doodoo-like.


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