Monday, 19 September 2016

Day 263 - Freezer Tetris

 
It's that time of year ... with lots of the home grown food now prepped and in the freezer the space has almost run out.
 
We have two freezers, one is in the kitchen and is the smaller half of the large fridge freezer and the other is the large chest freezer in the conservatory, they are both almost full to capacity.  So at the moment whenever I have something that I just have to squeeze into one or the other of them it's a question of a quick game of freezer 'Tetris', which was once my favourite computer game but it's not so much fun with packs of frozen food in either hand and seemingly no room to put them down.
 
Today is a No Spend Day

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  1. Haha ! Yes ! I know what you mean.
    It'll be even more of a challenge to get something out afterwards. Especially if it is something from the bottom.
    :)

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  2. Line your containers with plastic bags, pour the soup into those and freeze. Then when soup is frozen, pop out the bags and stack them sideways on (think bookcase style). We've done that for years and manage to get masses of soup portions in that way.

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    1. I've used the bag technique for years (I just seem to have masses of containers this year), but the sideways on technique for thinner items is a great idea.

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    2. Sideways on made so much difference to putting clothes away in the chest of drawers after I read Marie Kondo. Although you have been so strongwilled about getting rid of stuff that doesn't 'spark joy' you probably don't need to do the weeding. But even so, it makes things easier to spot and makes them much less crumpled

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    3. I forgot to say in earlier post, possibly the shame of admitting this!, but I even 'file' the soup portions in alphabetical order, like books, as obviously I can't see the labels on the 'front' of the packages. Just makes it easier to pull out a broccoli and cheddar soup as opposed to sprout soup (tastier than it sounds, Delia Smith recipe, no one ever guesses it's actually made with sprouts).

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    4. I was going to suggest the same about lining the tubs with bags then removing. I sometimes buy yellow sticker pizzas to freeze and remove them from the outer box (assuming they are wrapped in plastic) before freezing to save space. I cut the cooking instructions from the box before disposing of it.

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  3. We are doing the same. We have 3 freezers full to bursting and I'm still picking beans and tomatoes with the figs still to come. We will definitely be living out of the freezer over the coming months.

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  4. I have just bought a chest freezer, now I just need to grow some produce to put in it.

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  5. I was just wondering how you were doing on the challenge since you don't post the numbers on a no spend day, and I'm astounded at how far back I had to scroll to see the last time you spent any cash. That's amazing!

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