My chest freezer is driving me crazy! I try to keep it organized but it’s so hard to know what’s at the bottom of that thing. I really want to sell it and get an upright (which I imagine would be easier to keep organized). But in the meantime I found some ideas on Pinterest that I might be able to use. After all, someone has got to have freezer organization figured out! I thought maybe some of you could use some ideas too for Organizing a Chest Freezer!
Chest freezers are great for stocking up on food bought on sale. But part of saving money on groceries is knowing what you already have and that’s hard if you don’t have some sort of system for keeping your freezer organized! Luckily, organizing a chest freezer isn’t hard. Take a look at the great ideas below!
9 Ideas For Organizing a Chest Freezer
1. Organize with Dollar Store Bins
I love dollar store organizing! Practically Functional shares what bins she got from the dollar store, and how she used them to organize her chest freezer!
2. Organize with Printable Tags
Amy Bayllis shows you how to organize you chest freezer with bags and provides free printable tags to further organize those bags!
3. Organize with Locker Crates
What a wonderfully organized chest freezer! See how My Frugal Home uses locker crates to organize her chest freezer.
4. Organize with Bags
I’m An Organizing Junkie has some great tips for organizing a chest freezer with bags!
5. Organize with Milk Crates
See how Want What You Have organized her chest freezer with milk crates. That looks so nice and neat!
6. Organize with Storage Baskets
Just My Rosy Life got these fabulous deep storage baskets from Amazon to organize her chest freezer. I may just have to order a few of those! (Her blog seems to be down right now. If you know where the site’s moved to let us know and we’ll add the new link.)
7. Organize with Boxes
Want a zero-cost way to organize your chest freezer? Check out how Uplifting Mayhem re-uses cardboard boxes as organizers in her chest freezer!
8. Organize with a Master Inventory List
This is such a clever idea! Take a look at the freezer inventory list Stuff Parents Need created on chalkboard paper!
9. Organize with Bags in Baskets
This is a smart combo organizing idea! Head on over to Savory Seasonings to see how she organizes her freezer with bags in baskets!
So there are several ways to go about organizing a chest freezer, with the general idea being to either use some sort of bag or box to keep like items together. You still have to stack things on top of each other, but with these organization methods it’s much easier to move the top layer to get the the food below!
Make sure to measure your freezer before buying any organizers. All freezers have different measurements, and you don’t want to get bins that are too small and have some annoyingly small extra space left to fill. There are a lot of affordable freezer organizers on Amazon.
And while I know it’s annoying how disorganized chest freezers can get, remember that they do have some good qualities. Not only do they tend to be less expensive upfront than an upright freezer, but they also cost less in terms of electricity usage. So they’re actually the most frugal kind of standalone freezer! Keep that in mind and use the tips above, and soon you’ll love your chest freezer again!
Do you have any tips on organizing a chest freezer?
You may also be interested in: Printable Freezer Inventory Sheet