Saving space is awesome no matter if you have a giant refrigerator, an extra fridge or a separate GIANT freezer in the garage. But, if you’re like me with a small fridge space and even smaller freezer space then sparing each and every inch is a must! Let’s face it boxes are not necessary a lot of the time and they usually take up some extra space as well as “arranging” options.
I often take an item from the box, and place it in a zip lock if it is not already in a bag that will keep food fresh and safe. Have you ever done something like this and realized that you threw the box away with the instructions?!?! Yup that’s likely to happen but that is my “Quick Tip!” Tear, or cut out the instructions and then tape them to the zip lock or simply throw it in with the items. I have run out of time to care about how meticulously this is done. If you don’t want the exterior of the box or bag in with the food then taping is a great option. And there ‘ya go!
This tip also helps with the “other” problem: torn bags! Since most freezer bags are not resealable you end up with exposed food which won’t last long in the hostile environment that is your freezer. A great plus is that a freezer bag versus a box gives you the opportunity to easily see how much of something you have left, because no one likes to have only one frozen pizza when they thought they had two!
Hope this fun and quick tip gives you inspiration and you find it helpful.