Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Freezer Organization

I kept tossing things into the freezer willy nilly all summer as I was so busy gardening and harvesting that I couldn't justify spending any time getting it sorted out.  Boy, I'm paying the price for that now - things have tumbled over and are mixed up (also because the kids have "helped" to take things down to the freezers).  Everything is everywhere!  I can't at a moment's glance see how many packets of anything I have so it's time for an overhaul BEFORE my pork and lamb order arrives in early October.  My freezers are both nearly full NOW so it's time to defrost a few things that need using up and make some room.  Also, because the food isn't stacked neatly, I suspect that there is a lot of wasted space that could be reclaimed.  I've got 2 weeks before the meat is ready for pickup, so that should be enough time to make a dent in things.

Here's the before shots (hiding head in shame!):

 Freezer 1 - under the bread and veggies is meat!

 Freezer 2 - all organic grass fed meat - beef, chicken and turkeys.

The freezer above the basement fridge.  A few chickens, lots of veggies, berries and frozen tomato sauce in ziplocks.  I never did take a picture of the upstairs fridge freezer.  Trust me, it looks pretty messy, too!

I started with defrosting a large chuck roast yesterday.  I pressure cooked it into yummy goodness and we ate it for supper last night.  It's a start!   If I don't post back here in a couple of days with the AFTER pictures, can you all please hound me until I get the job done?

Wish me luck!


  1. LOL!!! that looks like my freezer!!!! I've been wanting to sort and stack for a few weeks now so I probably should just get on with it.

  2. Well, Sue, let's bug each other till it's done, ok? I am procrastinating....

  3. You're all set for a cold winter's night! I just re-arranged my freezer in my 2nd refrigerator yesterday, and today I went to get something out and realized I left some ice cream on the top of it! (as I was putting things on top as they were falling out!) love,andrea