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How do you organise your chest freezer?

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Niecie Mon 27-Jun-11 14:15:27

Sorry, this could win the Dull Thread of the Day award but I would like some advice from the organised ones amongst you.

Whilst I was hanging upside down, trying to rediscover the bottom of the old freezer so that it can be taken away, it became apparent that there was rather a lot of stuff that had exceeded its best before date because I couldn't see it or easily get at it and I just didn't know it was there.

We have ordered a new freezer but I am looking for tips on getting the best use out of it so that I don't yet again have the ice berg effect - only the top 10% is ever seen and most of the iceberg/freezer remains under cover.blush

Any suggestions to avoid waste and inconvenience would be much appreciated.

KatyMac Mon 27-Jun-11 14:17:26

I put like types in blue Tesco bags & stack them

They are dated (large numbers on large labels) & I only have to search through the chicken bag for the earliest chicken (iyswim) rather than the whole freezer

Niecie Mon 27-Jun-11 15:04:51

Thanks KatyMac. Thats a great idea.

Do you mean the blue reusable bags, made from a sort of woven plastic? Presumably they don't get brittle and crack in the freezer? I was thinking of getting more baskets but they are expensive - the bags would be a much cheaper alternative.

KatyMac Mon 27-Jun-11 15:06:21

Well I have had to replace 1 in 3 years (& that was well worn anyway)

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