By Erin Huffstetler | 01/28/2013 | 7 Comments
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If you own a chest freezer, I’m betting the inside of yours looks something like this.
Yep, mine did too, until yesterday.
I’m telling you, chest freezers may hold a lot of food, but they are beyond difficult to organize. Freezer baskets help some, but they don’t do anything to organize the tall stacks of food that lurk beneath them. And going in for something at the bottom of the freezer? Well, that’s just an avalanche waiting to happen.
Determined to finally find a solution to the problem, my husband and I spent some time brainstorming different solutions, and I’m happy to report that we found one that works. Take a look:
Big improvement, right? Those red crates that you see in my freezer are Sterilite Locker Crates, and we found them on clearance at Walmart for $3 each. As the name suggests, they’re designed to fit inside of a locker, but they happen to fit the dimensions of a chest freezer perfectly, too.
We were able to fit five crates in our freezer – that gave us one for meat, one for fruit, one for veggies, one for nuts and one for jars, with a bit of space left over for stacking flour and additional jars of homemade goodness.
I love that everything is grouped by what it is, and that getting to something at the bottom of the freezer is now as simple as lifting out a few crates.
Want to see if your Walmart carries these? Just go here, and click on “find in store.” Both Walmart locations in my town had them available in a variety of colors. I’d recommend checking the clearance aisle because that’s where we found ours.