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9/7/12 3:11 P

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i rotate the food as i put in the weeks grocries.

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9/6/12 3:28 P

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I think I'm going to try some advice I got from Mennoly on our monthly chat thread. She suggested getting some colored freezer baskets and coding them to foods - like yellow for chicken, red for beef, green for vegetables, etc. That would probably help me- plus I'm going to start keeping a running list of what was put into the freezer and when. I do mark and date packages when I put them in the freezer, but like everyone who has a chest freezer knows, they still get buried in that 'bottomless box" emoticon

Sharon, you are just so darned organized I feel ashamed of myself! I know I could do better with an upright freezer. Maybe in a year or so I'll see if I can talk DH into making the change over emoticon In the meantime, I guess I'll take Karen's advice and get out their and get into the darn thing and rotate everything. I'll probably wind up getting rid of whatever made its way to the bottom and got forgotten there emoticon

Thanks for your input - it really helps and gets me thinking!

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9/6/12 12:11 P

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I had the same problem but I have a second upright refrigerator in the basement. First I put meat into a freezer bag and mark the date on it with a sharpie pen. The oldest items by date are rotated to the front or the top in your case. I also have a note pad that lists what I have in terms of meat by refrigerator because I was buying duplicates thinking that I had nothing to eat. You need to rotate because many items will get freezer burn and then it just ends up in the trash. Good luck, I feel your pain. emoticon

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9/6/12 2:01 A

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chest freezer in the garage is a nightmare.
upright fridge freezer in kitchen is much easier to see

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9/5/12 11:40 P

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I have an upright freezer that has 4 shelves, the lowest "shelf" is a basket that fills the bottom of the freezer. I use the basket for chicken, the shelf above it is for pork products, the one above that is for beef products, and the top shelf is for ice cream, and fruits and veggies that I freeze from the garden. I use the shelves on the door of the freezer for frozen vegetables bought from the store, loaves of bread, and small items like packaged hot dogs, and cartons of orange juice that I won't be using immediately.

When I buy meats I try to put new meats to the back of the freezer or beneath what is already in there. When I buy frozen veggies I move what I already have to the top shelf of the door and put newer packages lower down. In this way I try to use and oldest items first.

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9/5/12 6:46 P

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Our Teammate Nan posted a thread in our Sept. chat topic that got me thinking. I have a chest freezer out in my garage and I tend to buy things and just keep tossing them in there with no method to my madness emoticon Having a chest freezer is kind of like having a big, cold, box. I have two little baskets that fit onto the top and one small shelf on the side of the "box". So, things just pile up one on top of another emoticon Does anyone out there have a really good inventory method you use for your freezer - chest or upright emoticon I would love to know what you do to keep order and use the contents of your freezer in a timely manner. As for me, I haven't got a clue what lurks under that first layer of stuff in my freezer emoticon

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