Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Freezing My Bins Off

Obviously, this blog title has nothing to do with the weather. Here in Central Indiana it's been hot and humid, we have seen many 100+ days this past week. I really don't want to complain about the heat, honestly, the heat doesn't bother me. But, when the humidity is so high that I feel like I have asthma when I am walking to the parking garage after work, when I don't have asthma, we have a problem. That problem could be the extra love  pounds around my mid section, but lets just blame it on the humidity!

This weekend I spent sometime in the container store {L.O.V.E that place!}. They are currently having there Happy Organized Home Sale and I had my eye on a few products. So I loaded up the husband and we spent an hour plus walking up and down every aisle. I was proud of myself, I walked out with only the things on my list and within my self set budget. I swear if I didn't have a budget I would buy the entire store.

Way before I even thought about starting a blog, I was {and still am} a daily reader of Jen at IHeart Organizing, if you have never been to her blog you have to stop by - she performs magic for real! Anywho, she had a brilliant idea to use these Multi-Purpose Bins from the container store in her freezer. I loved it and knew one day it would probably come in handy.

Now, fast forward to present day. I needed them. I was tired of looking through the piles in my freezer. Since I've been on a kitchen updating/organization kick lately (as seen herehere, and here) I decided to dive on in. I bought two of the Large Multi-Purpose Bins for $5.99 each.

This is the before, considering I hadn't been grocery shopping yet the freezer wasn't horrible. But, the piles of groceries were still making me cringe. 

Our freezer door was pretty bare too. Not much going on in here.

Two of the large bins fit perfectly. Honestly, I could fit a third bin up there, but since I already had a smaller container holding some items I didn't want to spend the additional money. I know, I'm a big spender. The No.1 container holds all of the potato products (french fries, tater tots, hash browns, etc), No. 2 holds all frozen veggies and fruits and No. 3 holds all bread products (garlic bread, pie crust, biscuits, etc). Now, the bottom shelf is strictly meat products and I have enough space to start freezing meals again.

The door has returned to our dessert section, now mostly holding frozen fruit bars and what little ice cream bars we have. You can't forget the cool whip :) It's my weakness with some strawberries in the summer, yummy! The organization has also fixed a little argument between the hubs and me. He is a fish lover. He has a fish that has to eat blood worms, beef heart, and other nasty fish food which has to be frozen until right before he is fed. I hated it being near our normal food. Even though it's frozen and packaged, it still didn't settle well with me. Now, he has his own shelf (the bottom shelf). So, it's a win win and we are both happy.

It was the best $11.00 I've spent in a long time. I found some other great items that helped me organize another space in the house - if your thinking its another space in the kitchen you're correct! But, you will have to check back tomorrow to see the goodies!

Have you done any kitchen organization lately? Or do you have any on your to do list? 


  1. Hello Dawn,

    Thank you for stopping by Motivated Mommy of Two. I like what you did with your freezer it looks organized and pretty sure things are easy to find and put away. I love I Heart Organizing she was one of the first blogs I started to follow :).
    I am your newest follower now too.

    1. Thank you!! It makes it so much easier to find what you are looking for now. Thanks for stopping by and following :)

  2. I was just wondering about putting organizers in the freezer! I would love to do this! It looks great!

    1. Thanks! I really like them. Hope you guys had a good July 4th!!