My organizing solution for now is reusable grocery bags. They were only 99 cents apiece while I work out a system I want to keep, and I figured they would hold up in the freezer for awhile.
I sorted the meats into the bags by type. I ended up with three bags, one with beef, one with poultry, and one with pork. The odds and ends are in our kitchen freezer or the mesh rack in the freezer.
Once everything was sorted, I put the bags into the freezer.
I also wanted an inventory so I would be able to better plan meals around what we already had in the freezer. Initially, I googled freezer inventory to get an idea of what works before creating my own. However, I found one that I decided would work. I love the idea of in/out and using different marks. It was a download offered for free at organizedhome.com.
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After I filled out the inventory, I put it into a sheet protector and taped it to the top of the freezer.
If anyone has suggestions for containers that work well in a freezer or other great ideas for organizing a freezer, I would love to hear them. This is working for us right now, but I anticipate changing my mind on this one:)