20 Amazing Freezer Hacks
WrappingÂ up our freezer-friendly series,Â we’ve got twenty genius hacksÂ to get the most out of your freezer. Everything from green onions to your favorite pair of jeans, it’s time to start using your freezer to the max.
- Store ice cream containers inside a Ziploc bag to keep ice cream soft and ready to scoop right out of the freezer.
- Place a wet sponge inside a Ziploc bag and freeze it for a handy ice pack that won’t drip or leak as it thaws.
- Freeze candles before burning them to get a longer, more even burn.
- Pour homemade chicken stock into ice cube trays or muffin tins to make easy anytime-use chicken stock at the ready.
- Store water bottles in the freezer. They keep the freezer efficient, plus they can be used as ice packs in a cooler, or a continual sip of ice water on a hot day.
- Instead of washing your designer jeans, store them in the freezer for a few days. It kills any germs, plus it restores the “just washed” fit without the wear and tear of a wash cycle.
- Have shoes that need to be stretched out? Fill a bag with water and place it into the shoe. As the water freezes, it expands, stretching the shoe.
- Use up fresh herbs by chopping them up and placing them into an ice cube tray, then fill with olive oil. Now you’ve got herb-infused olive oil!
- Keep half-used bags of veggies from getting lost under piles of food in the freezer by hanging them from the racks with binder clips.
- Chill melons in the freezer for a half hour before cutting them for a crisp, sweet bite.
- Chop green onions and keep them fresh for up to a month in an empty water bottle in the freezer. Just shake out a sprinkle as needed.
- Chill a bottle of beer by wrapping it in a wet paper towel and putting it in the freezer for two minutes.
- Always store excess butter in the freezer for ultimate freshness.
- Store fresh ginger in a Ziploc bag in the freezer for lasting use. Pull it out and grate it for fresh ginger anytime.
- Instead of baking soda, place a box of coffee grounds in the freezer to absorb odors.
- Freeze juice boxes for school lunches. It will thaw out by lunchtime and keep the rest of the food cool and fresh.
- You can freeze eggs for up to one year in the freezer. Thaw them in the fridge or in cold water.
- Get gum out of clothing by freezing it for 24 hours. Gum will chip right off.
- Made too many pancakes or waffles? Store them in the freezer and reheat in the toaster.
- Wash and freeze grapes for a quick, healthy snack and an ice cube substitute in cocktails.
Do you have a favorite freezer hack? Share your ideas in the comments!