Maximizing Freezer Space for Bulk Cooking

Many of you will probably be joining Money Saving Mom and Life as Mom for freezer cooking this week. For the first time in several months I won’t be freezer cooking with them because of our new arrival. We also still have a fully stocked freezer from the last two months (thankfully!).

However, I thought I would share a tip today that has helped me maximize my freezer space for bulk cooking. I have found that the best way to utilize my freezer space when making meals to freeze for later consumption is to fill the ingredients in a freezer bag, suck the air out with a straw, seal it and lay it flat so it can be stacked. However, my bags never ended up completely flat when they froze.

Then, I found a tip to lay the freezer bag on a cookie sheet and put that in the freezer. The bags freeze perfectly flat every time! When they are frozen solid, you can stack them up together to maximize freezer space.

I shared this at Works for Me Wednesday.


  1. Jennifer says:

    Great tip! I'm doing my freezer cooking tomorrow, so this is very timely for me!

  2. Mom2fur says:

    Well, first, congratulations on the arrival of precious little Delaney!
    I like to make things flat for the freezer, too. I try to keep things either in those plastic bags or square containers that sit nicely against each other. I also have a vacuum sealer (great investment, btw) that packs nice and flat.
    Hope you are feeling well after the delivery and congrats again to everyone! She's adorable!

  3. Leslie says:

    such a great tip! The more I can fit into the freezer, the better.

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