A huge part of couponing is having a stockpile of health, beauty products, and household products, a pantry full of food and a full fridge and freezers. A few weeks ago, I mentioned that we were attempting to clear/clean out our freezers in order to make room since we ordered forty pounds of fresh chicken breasts from Zaycon.
I knew that we had a ton of stuff in the two freezers but even I was shocked at how much we had managed to fit in them over the last year. While we did have a few things that we had to get rid of due to freezer burn or expiration, I was pleasantly surprised at how little we tossed. Check out our before pics of the two freezers HERE.
So you see what I buy each week and I am sure you ask yourself a few questions. Do they eat all that ice cream in one week? Where is the meat? What about veggies? And those are all valid questions but the secret of a good sale shopper is stocking up when prices are low. And these two freezer are proof of that.
I am a little nervous to put these photos out there and I am sure that there are some of you who are judging us. But I think it is important to show what we have on hand in our freezers so you can better understand that we don't live off of yogurt and laundry detergent.
Between the two freezers we ended up with 30+ pounds of meat (before our Zaycon order) which included two 10+pound turkeys, 4 bags of meatballs, 10+ pounds of assorted frozen chicken, a large ham, 3 pounds of bacon and more. We have close to 20 bags of frozen veggies, more than 5 kinds of frozen bread, over 10 pounds of butter products, tons of frozen potato products, and so much more.
There is also an assortment of frozen meals, ice cream/dessert treats, pastas, baking supplies, frozen fruit, smoothies, and a few tupperwares of frozen homemade dishes. Obviously we have plenty of food to last us for the next few months.
It was so nice to get an inventory of what we have on hand so I can use it to guide my grocery shopping through the summer. With all of these items and our 40 pounds of Zaycon chicken in the freezers we are going to be able to buy what we want and not have the need to buy anything unless it's on amazing sale.
Inside freezer after:
We managed to get both freezers cleaned out and organized about a week before our Zaycon arrived. We were pretty successful at our attempt to eat out of the freezer to make room for our chicken and once we cleaned up and foodsavered our order, all forty pounds of chicken fit nicely in our outside freezer.
How do you organize your freezer? Do you have any tips or suggestions for me? What is the longest you have gone "eating out of the freezer"?