We want you to enjoy the maximum value from your beef. So with that in mind, we wrote up a few of our favorite freezer tips.
Handle vacuum sealed bags carefully. They can puncture if mishandled. Place them one by one in the freezer instead of dumping them in! Some people keep a pair of gloves handy near their freezer for this procedure.
Organize your freezer with dividers/boxes/bins or bags. My freezer has four compartments made with plywood that fit perfectly. (But I have a handy hubby!) With that arrangement, I am able to sort by type of food and date. It helps me use what is in my freezer instead of letting items get buried in the bottom where I can’t see them.
Jemena has an inventory list on her freezer doors listed by shelf. She does it on a dry erase board and marks items off as she uses them. We have a selection of freezer inventory sheets available for your use. As well as the labels shown in the photo above. (Offered with permission of 2Haveand2Fold.com)
In another chest freezer we use sturdy bags with handles to organize our storage. We sort by the type of meat, roasts, steaks, stew meat, burger, etc. The bags have labels on the outside and a snap on top. We put boxes of burger on bottom of freezer (same boxes we deliver your beef in!), then put bags on top of those boxes. Bags are easy to move aside to get into boxes.
We recommend our customers attempt to use their beef within a year from purchase. However, we have beef in our freezer from four years ago and we have never had a problem using it.