This Genius Hack Saves So Much Freezer Space

Freezer organization can be hard. Between veggies, meat and make-ahead meals, space is limited in there. Thankfully, this hack is here to save us all.

While your Tupperware might work in the fridge, it’s not ideal for your freezer. If you’re anything like me, you keep everything in the ice box—from peas to ice cream and meal prep meals. (Try these easy meal plans!) And eventually, it can get a little crowded. Up your freezer organization game with this easy trick to save you so much space.

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How to Save Space in the Freezer

This freezer hack requires large, resealable plastic bags. Toss the boxes and wrappings from any prepared foods ASAP. Then transfer your freezer foods to the plastic bag and lay them out flat on a cookie sheet. Take a rolling pin (or wine bottle) and carefully squeeze the air out of the bag. Freeze until solid, then stack away. If you’re worried about leakage for freezing soups or stews, double up the bags to be on the safe side.

Editor’s Tip: To avoid the guessing game when it comes to expired food, write the date on the outside of the bag using a permanent marker. Refer to this guide to find out how long leftovers last and when to toss them.

This hack will help out the smallest or the roomiest of freezers, and there’s more ways to freeze food than you probably realize.

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Jacqueline Weiss
Jacqueline is a blogger and writer, passionate about sharing the latest in helpful tips and trends in food and cooking. In her spare time, you’ll find her trying new restaurants and experimenting in the kitchen.