That was today's main plan.
My son - who happened by for a cup of coffee on his way to work this morning - pulled down all the coolers for me.
I take all of the freezer foods out and put it in the coolers. Thankfully my freezer has a flash defrost button. Within 15 minutes the large sheets of frost/ice start sliding to the bottom of the freezer. I get my dust pan out and start flinging the ice out on the patio. Our puppy thought this was wonderful. :-) Then a pan of hot sudsy water and give the interior a good wash-up... Other than almost standing on my head (I'm short and my freezer is huge) this is an easy process.
Now begins the putting back. I have zones in my freezer Jams -- Fruits -- Vegetables -- Meats
Since it is a chest freezer I also have baskets. It makes it easier to keep areas contained. As I put items back in I make an inventory.
Strawberry Jam - 7
Sliced Strawberries - 14
Apricots - 5
This lets me know what is available for using and how many I need to add when putting by this year. It also reminds me to use out of the freezer before pulling the canned items off the shelf. Now I need to take that inventory and make some meal plans using what we already have.
I also make up a schematic. My dear husband always fussed that he didn't know where anything was - or worse he would start looking - gasp and mess up my arrangement. :-) So I draw up a quick map and he knows right where to go to find what he's after. We are both happier.
Now you know what I've been up to today. I hope you are having a great day and that a thing or two is getting checked off your to-do list as well.
the little bird