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Plan for Food Security With These Freezer Hacks

Many people are noticing a big bump in their food budget. If you’re looking for ways to spend your food dollars more wisely, investing in an extra refrigerator/freezer or a new freezer can be a great choice. Keeping your food storage tools in great shape is key to protecting your food supply.

Track the Products in Your Freezer

If you’re investing in a chest freezer, consider putting up a whiteboard where you can track what product is in each section of your freezer. Make sure that everything you put inside your freezer is dated by the time you put it in there; even discounted meat can be frozen for later use, but you will need to use it in a timely fashion to avoid freezer burn.

Get in a rotation with items in your refrigerator/freezer. One simple step to avoiding food waste is to set up a mid-week inventory process. If you shop on the weekend, spend a bit of time on Wednesday inventorying your remaining food so you can use it up before it spoils. Consider also engaging in a regular scrub of your refrigerator/freezer when stock is low. As you clean the unit, always make sure you wipe down the seal and check it each time you close the door.

Keep Your Freezer Full

Whether you have a chest freezer available or are only using the one attached to your refrigerator, the unit will be more efficient if you can keep it full. When you empty a milk jug, clean it out and fill it 2/3 of the way to the top. Freeze it solid and cap it. Keep these containers in the bottom or the back of your freezer to keep the space colder.

You can also fill up your freezer and maintain that cold temperature by freezing stock in jars. Always make sure you leave room for the liquid to expand and set yourself a reminder to seal the top once it’s completely solid.

Label Everything

A frozen container of something unrecognizable is not helpful. In addition to rotating foods to avoid spoilage, keep a permanent marker near your freezer and label containers as you load them.

For example, you may want to freeze single-serving portions for adults taking their lunch to work. If you don’t want to create labels, consider investing in containers of different colors so you can easily recognize the contents of a container by the lid.

These suggestions can help you protect your food supply and keep your household fed for less. Follow these tips, and schedule services for your freezer with Appliance Connection in Birmingham, AL.

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