Chest Freezer Organization Tips For Your Souper Cubes Meals

Chest Freezer Organization Tips For Your Souper Cubes Meals
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    Souper Cubes are not only a great way to store your freezer meals in single portions but are the perfect shape for efficient storage!

    Keeping your chest freezer organized ensures you don't forget about any of your frozen foods (from frozen veggies and fruits, frozen ground meat, and even frozen pizza kits), avoiding the risk of freezer burn!

    This post will give you some inspiration and ideas for storing your Souper Cubes in your smaller fridge freezers and your chest freezers which are traditionally a bit more tricky to manage.

    Souper Cube meals labelled in milk crate for chest freezer.

    Chest Freezer Organization Tips & Inspiration

    Label everything. Always.

    Chili and Spaghetti sauce will always look the same frozen.

    While you are very well aware of what you have when you freeze and organize it, you will end up not knowing if you don't label your Souper Cubes stock!

    chili and meat sauce Souper Cubes labeled in freezer

    Labeling Tips

    Labeling your Souper Cubes® trays while freezing your meals into portions can be great for remembering what you froze and where, plus a big help with keeping your freezer organized. Our Kitchen Tape is custom-sized by us to fit the tops and sides of your tray lids perfectly. It’s also residue-free and easily writeable with pen or marker, making it great for your other labeling needs, like your storage bags when transferring your meals away.

    If tape’s not your thing, you can also write directly on our tray lids with our acid-free, non-toxic Water-Based Paint Marker, preferable to oil-based options as it’s easily washable with water.

    Water-Based Paint Marker

    Categorize Your Contents 

    Souper Cubes pasta meals organized in milk crate.

    The biggest tip for organizing any freezer, even a smaller freezer or an upright freezer, is to categorize as best you can. This will look different for everyone based on the meal and cooking preferences of each family. Some example categories could be:

    • Soups 
    • Sauces
    • Meal Prep Lunches
    • Ground meats
    • Vegetables
    • Fruit
    • Desserts

    Once you have your food categories, it is time to group those items and store things together to maximize space. There are a few ways to do this in a chest freezer.

    Use Storage Bins to Organize Your Chest Freezer

    There are multiple ways to save freezer space and organize your chest-type freezer with Ziploc bags and various storage containers. Here are a few ways to organize a chest freezer:

    Option 1 - Milk Crates

    These crates are great for freezers because they are very durable and less likely to fracture and crack in cold temperatures. But also, they have handles which is a huge bonus when you stack things on top of each other in a deep freeze.

    Milk crate in bottom of deep chest freezer.

    Option 2 - Reusable shopping bags

    Reusable grocery store cloth or canvas bags are a great idea for chest freezers because they are not as rigid as bins.

    With this method, label the bag with the category of meals. This way, your food is easily accessible; when you go to look for a particular soup you made, you can easily grab the soup bag and not spend hours digging through your entire freezer.

    souper cube soups in reusable bag in chest freezer

    Option 3 - Plastic bins

    Flexible plastic bins are helpful to keep things organized, but; they need to have handles and be of good quality to ensure they don’t crack.

    Souper Cubes meals organized in plastic bin.

    Keep Track of What You Have in Your Freezer! 

    It is great to have an organized chest freezer. If you don't have an effective chest freezer organization system, you won't be able to find your food, letting it get wasted or freezer burnt over time.

    Souper Cubes in chest freezer.

    Knowing what is in your chest freezer from the bottom layer to the top layer will help you see what you have and will help with any freezer meal planning that you may do. Here are a few strategies for inventory management:

    • Tape a sheet of paper with contents on the door, where you can cross off items as you remove them from the freezer.
    • Freezer inventory sheet – this lists what you have on hand but also which area of the freezer.
    • Magnetic dry erase board listing contents - erasing items as they are removed from the freezer.

    Did we miss any great strategies for organizing your Souper Cubes meals in your chest freezers?!

    We would love to hear your ideas or better yet, post a photo of your cubes organized in our Freezer Meals & Recipes Facebook Group!

    We would love to hear your ideas or better yet, post a photo of your cubes organized in our Freezer Meals & Recipes Facebook Group!

    Happy Freezing!

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