Label, baby!

I’m thrilled to have gotten a great response on some of my kitchen and food organization tips and tricks (click here for my grocery shopping advice and here for everything you’ve always wanted to know about fruit & vegetable storage)!

With that in mind, today’s post is a quick and easy way to keep your meals fresh, your freezer organized, and your food freezer-burn-free. 

Before putting anything in the freezer, label it! Write what it is, when you made (or bought) it, and the date you’re freezing it. Label your food for your most organized freezer ever!It may sound like overkill, but it allows you to keep your freezer organized thematically, so you know exactly what you have and what you don’t. Beyond that, you can gauge what may be nearing that scary ‘near freezer burn’ zone (if stored properly, most things should keep in the freezer for at least 4-6 months), so you can easily avoid food wastage. And as silly as it feels to write down that a bag of bagels is, well, a bag of bagels, it helps. Can you tell the difference between a deeply frozen bag of pork and chicken? Or peas and edamame? Sour cherries and regular cherries? It’s nice to be sure.

To make your life a little easier, keep heavy-duty freezer bags in stock and a sharpie hanging on your fridge… you won’t regret it!