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Freezer organization

Charleston DaveCharleston Dave Posts: 571
edited 8:59AM in EggHead Forum
I got a phat AmEx rebate check and Costco had a 14 cu ft standup freezer on sale, so, well, I jumped.

Now I have three non-adjustable shelves, several door racks, and one pull-out wire basket/drawer. The wire shelves would be ideal if I were stacking boxes of frozen pizzas or frozen dinners. I'm noticing, however, that piling up my FoodSaver bags of goodies doesn't work so well. I have pork on one shelf, chicken on another, portioned pulled pork on the shelves, and so on, but the bags end up in just a big heap.


I stopped by Bed, Bath and Beyond, Target and WalMart but did not find any baskets suitable for use on the shelves. Seems like they ought to have opening for airflow (like a laundry basket) and not be sealed bins like Rubbermaid or Tupperware storage units.

Does anybody have any clever ways to organize space in freezers, when storing irregularly shaped objects?


  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,933
    Had a similiar problem in my pantry and freezer. Bought some Sterilite 16 quart, about $2-3 each, close out stores. they are 16" deep and 11 1/2" wide. I do not use the top.Great solution IMHO.
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,933
    Better link 1644 model.

    And I use the 6 quart for storing different smoking woods.
  • The only thing I can think of is threaded rods and boards or ply wood and make additional shelves.
  • I just reuse the mesh bags from onions, potatoes, organges.... and group like items in the bags. The plastic grocery bags work too. You can stack them without falling and they conform to the space because they don't have hard sides.

  • I use 1 and 3 lb coffee cans to put the vac seal bags in with the food (as a form) then let it freeze. when it is frozen do the vacumn seal and remove from can. After the product is frozen it will retain the cylindrical shape and can be stacked like cord wood and won't move around.
    this works especially well with soups, stews, and the like. also water for ice to use in the cooler for travelling.
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