WFMW: Freezer Box in the Fridge

Wednesday August 31, 2011

I read this tip on someone else’s blog (maybe via WFMW?) and can’t remember where to give the credit.  If this was your idea first, I apologize and appreciate the idea!

The problem:   Putting meat that needs defrosting on a plate in the fridge leads to drips, and is a poor  utilization of the space.

The solution:  A cheap, clear shoebox sized container, with lid.


Now, I stick my meat, seafood, marinades, etc. into the freezer box for safe defrosting.  Everything is contained within the box, so no drips anywhere, and the lid allows me to stack other stuff on top, giving me more usable space.


This little tip works great for me, it has really helped me manage the disaster that is my fridge.   Of course, I still have to remember to pull my stuff out of the freezer the night before (and not a few hours before dinner, as I’m wont to do).

Do you have any simple but brilliant tips for keeping your fridge organized?

Find more tips at Works For Me Wednesday, hosted by We Are That Family.



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6 Responses to WFMW: Freezer Box in the Fridge

  1. 1

    You are a genius, my friend!

  2. 2
    Karin says:

    if you don’t keep a lot in your fridge, it looks really organized! haha!

  3. 3
    Diana says:

    Thanks for this idea! I have a drawer that I use for meat, but it’s rarely ever full, and if I could put it to better use this way, that would be great!

  4. 4

    Oooo, I think I’d like to try that. Right now I use a tupperware devoted just that defrosting, but some of the meat doesn’t fit in it well. The rectangular size that contains it all so that I can use a lid and stack more on top is a great idea.

  5. 5
    Crystal & Co says:

    Excellent solution for moms who are serious about meal planning.

    I would love for you to share this tip over on my mommy solution meme.

  6. 6
    Jen B says:

    I’m going to do this tonight! I have many unused shoe-box size containers. My fridge will look like a bento box of incredibly large proportions

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