1. Label everything
Keep a marker and freezer labels handy. Date each container and label its contents…even if you can see what’s inside (so you won’t have to guess how long something’s been frozen). Here’s a nifty guide for how long your foods will last.
Pro tip: Different color markers could be used for different types of food—poultry, seafood, sauces, so you can find what you need at a quick glance.