I started this challenge by going through our big old freezer, drawer by drawer, and taking an inventory. Luckily most of the stuff was already in the correct drawer (meat, vegetables, freezer meals, bread, icecream/pastry) and I only had a small bag of stuff to chuck. Mostly bread - why do so many half loaves end up in the freezer food cemetery? ;)
On Tuesday morning I emptied the contents of the tiny fridge freezer into the big one. Added the items to my master list and chucked out some old bags of frozen fruit. And no, I'm not going to even think about the 'best before' dates on those bags - progress not perfection! That little freezer is now empty. But, um, might need defrosting...
On Wednesday morning I felt more challenged. It was time to decant the contents of our new kitchen freezer into the basement one. I think I felt overwhelmed because everything had just been pushed in - I hadn't made any kind of system for the drawers in there. This is how it looked last Sunday...
But I took a deep breath, set my timer for only 5 minutes (five minutes wasn't going to kill me, right?) and stuffed a couple of shelves' worth into a plastic bag. Took the bag down to the big old freezer and worked as fast as I could. Each item was either a) put into the correct drawer and added to master list or b) put in the rubbish bin. Just three more 5 minute sessions and it was empty - yippee!
Well, perhaps not completely empty. I decided to leave the snaps bottles in there ;)
Did you see my menu plan this week? I've only used meat etc that I already had in my (abundantly stocked)freezer. No more food is going back in there until further notice!
And what happens next with this particular Scaredy Cat Challenge? You'll just have to wait until next Sunday for the next ex-ice-ting installment! ;)
Don't forget to check out all the other fantastic challenges my virtual friends have embarked on...weightloss, decorating, sewing, exercise, anti-procrastination. You name it, we can do it. Holding hands and being scared. Together! :)
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Have a simply super Sunday! :)