I do have a few spare moments though (the kids are having computer turns and I am enjoying this bit of quiet me time), so I wanted to share my freezer clean out for this month. I have a freezer chest and a fridge/freezer combo. Both reside in my kitchen. Is it the prettiest thing to have in your kitchen?...umm..not really, but I sure do love all the extra space it allows me for food storage. So practicality outweighs aesthetics in my kitchen.
Once I organized everything, I chipped all the ice off the insides of my freezer chest. I used a plastic spatula, so I wouldn't ruin the insulation. This took less than ten minutes. Once I was done my freezer was looking all kinds of purdy. There is something about a clean, ice less freezer....it makes this mama feel good....like I tackled and conquered a task with extreme determination....chipping ice is no joke people...oh man does that make me sound lame? Yes? No? Don't tell me. Let me stay blissfully unaware:)
Once the freezer was cleaned, I decided the fridge couldn't be left out. I pulled everything out and gave it a good wipe down with my all-purpose cleaner. I am a a bit of a germaphobe and dirty fridges are the worst! I try to stay on top of ours, as much as I can.
So now that I just spent far too long talking about my freezer cleanup, let me share with you why cleaning out your freezer is important....
A lot of times we stash things in the freezer, thinking "no worries it is in the freezer it can't go bad". Wrong! It can! Nothing last forever, not matter how much we wish it did. Going through your freezer allows you to use up the old stuff before it goes bad. It also lets you see what you have, so you don't rebuy or over buy on something. Preventing this saves you time and money. I am all for saving me on both of those. So check out your freezer and give it a good clean. Knowing what you have stashed in the freezer and fridge will help you plan meals better, which ultimately keeps that family of yours in happy town:)
You can check out my videos on gearing up vfor grocery shopping. I talk more about how I clean out the freezer each month:)
How do you guys clean out your freezer?