Quick Tip: Binder Clips for Freezer Organization
Editor's note: I'm no longer a professional organizer, but this post and tip is SO popular - Hi Elle Decor, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy, The Kitchn, PureWow, Lifehacker, and more!!! - that I'm keeping it up so that those who are interested in it can learn more.
Every so often I have a flash that works out brilliantly.
A few months back I got a new fridge/freezer. The freezer section has this one, teeny shelf. It's obviously designed for someone who has boxed pizzas and such in their freezer. #noshameinthatgame
However, I use it more for frozen meats, fruits, and homemade leftovers so I ended up with quite a bit of dead space. Plus, it was a pain in the ass to see what I had floating around in there. #outofsightoutofmind
Every time I opened the freezer, I'd stare and wonder how I could make this work better. After all, I'm a professional dammit!
Then it hit me...
Binder clips can rock some organization in the freezer.
I looooooove me some binder clips and tend to use them for anything I can. So here I could hang them from the wires of the shelf, and their purpose would be two-fold:
keep my fruit bags closed
making better use of the dead space.
Not to mention how much easier it would be to see and retrieve whatever I need.
One side holds my open fruit bags and the other side holds my proteins. Since I'm usually only cooking for one I freeze all of my meats individually. Each binder clip holds a different type of protein.
Et voila! A much happier freezer!
(Yes I keep a martini glass in my freezer. There's also a bottle of vodka in the freezer door. This is a civilized household, dah-ling.)