Confession. I hate my fridge. Not that it doesn’t do it’s job, it keeps my diet coke icy cold and there is nothing I appreciate more than an icy cold diet coke. My problem with my fridge is space, more so the fact that there is none. I have a side-by-side model and I swear my dorm fridge had more room.
Since my toddler has started eating real food we seem to have more ready-to-eat foods to store in the freezer. With space at a premium it quickly became an issue of how to store all the bags of finger foods. I must say food packaging has come a long ways with the advent of resealable bags but they still don’t stack nicely on a shelf.
Enter my solution. Freezer safe plastic-ware.
Here are a few quick steps to organize the mess of half filled bags and beaten up boxes that I’m sure are in your freezer too.
1. Start with the item(s) that you have on hand at all times. Since I always have chicken fries on hand I cut out the cooking instructions and taped them to the top of the lid.
2. Next box up items that you may or may not always have on hand. This container has taquitos and pizza rolls (left in the bag). I simply cut out the directions and slip them in the container.
3. Look, just look how nicely they stack!
Another option is to keep different sizes of freezer safe containers on hand and when your supplies of one item are dwindling you can switch them over to a smaller container to make more room for something else. If you choose that route I would suggest just slipping the instructions in the container for ease of transfer.
What issues plague you with your fridge?