Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Ziploc Clothesline

Organize your leftovers
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A clothesline or rod inside your refrigerator or freezer with multiple clips hanging off. This is so you can clip and slide your Ziploc leftovers. Should save space and be neater than chucking them anywhere.
leinypoo13, Jul 23 2008


       I put a lazy susan tray in my fridge a month or so ago (I had a 1/2B idea about it & finally got around to doing it).   

       The clothesline thing is tempting.
Zimmy, Jul 23 2008

       Can I get some ziplock clothing to wear while I'm doing this?
normzone, Jul 23 2008

       Whilst a *clothesline* is for hanging clothes, this is still a pretty good idea. Ziploc this bun +
xandram, Jul 23 2008

       Nice - let's see if I can bake it in a way my landlord won't notice.
ryokan, Jul 23 2008

       No/reduced shelving should improve airflow and therefore energy effiency too.
sprogga, Jul 24 2008

       //Nice - let's see if I can bake it in a way my landlord won't notice.//   

       I was thinking about using magnets w/ the line attached to them, but they'd have to be fairly strong magnets.
Zimmy, Jul 24 2008

       Freezer full of crap that I dig through every night to get the one thing that I need, which is always in the furthest back corner. [+]
Noexit, Jul 24 2008

       I like it. (+)
I'm also in the process of doing something very similar with vacuum packed frozen food to try and maximize display space. I was thinking of duel rods protruding from the back of the freezer. Punch a double hole through the top flap of the plastic and packages should hang fifteen deep like like hand tools at the hardware store.


       Like it should be.   

       [2 fries] - Do you vacuum seal stuff yourself? If so, does it really make a difference, and is it cost effective?
nomocrow, Jul 25 2008

       I'll have to let you know [nomocrow]. Right now everything we do is in Ziplock bags and tin pans.
I bought a home vacuum seal machine to experiment with but it is time consuming and I don't think it will be cost effective unless I invest in an industrial model.

       What I like about vacuum sealing is the lack of freezer burn, the extended freezer shelf life, and the pre-marinade-ability.
The vacuum really helps to suck the marinade deep into the meat.

       [+] It should force some degree of rotation of your stock to keep it from getting too old. That is, the older zip locks become more accessible as new entries are introduced (aka. First In, First Out or FIFO). Once you figure out how to do that quickly, resell it to… everyone who sells perishables.
CwP, Jul 27 2008

       If you keep leftover garlic in the bags, is it a ziplock clovesline? [+]
imaginality, Jul 27 2008

       [2F] Thanks - if it really makes for better freezing, I can make it work. I tend to factor quality into cost- effectiveness.   

       I've been thinking about this one a good bit. The best I can come up with for rotation is a vending-style freezer with the rotating corkscrew feeders.   

       Looks like freezer rotation is going to be occupying the noodle for a while.
nomocrow, Jul 28 2008

       Nothing happens in a vacuum.   

       As for FIFO, perhaps a horizontal U-shape, be it corkscrew or hanging.
4whom, Jul 28 2008

       You can call it a Zipline. Now if they'd only sell ziplock bags with the hook built in.
paix120, Feb 02 2009

       I tend to use re-useable gladware type containers. A rail on the side of the fridge/freezer with hooks that they would attach to (under the lip?) would be a useful extension of this idea.
MechE, Feb 02 2009


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