5. Use freezer-safe bins and storage containers
A great way to maximize your available space and stay organized is to use freezer bins and storage containers. Putting your items in freezer baskets and containers helps you to categorize them because it breaks your freezer into zones. You might use specific bins for vegetables, others for ground beef, and others for freezer-ready meals, and then further organize by keeping certain bins in certain areas based on their contents. Clearly label each bin with the category of items in it, even including the expiration or purchase dates, if you want to be specific. You can use labels, or masking tape and a permanent marker works great, too.
If you have a top freezer, you can use bins to create drawers. Drawers make for easy access to things that are deeper in the freezer and will help you to utilize a top freezer’s depth efficiently. For side-by-side freezers, you can use skinny bins inside the doors to organize and utilize that space. For chest freezers, you can use a flat, wide storage container to create levels of storage and make use of all available space.