I think this is a GREAT idea to maximize your freezer space. If you haven't figured it out already... Put soups, stews, chili, fruits, veges, beans, cookie dough, (pretty much anything) in a freezer bag. Squeeze out as much of the air as you can & lay it flat after it's closed. Label it, then lay it on a cookie sheet & freeze. After it's frozen, it's easy to stuff in the freezer, cause it's flat!
To make it even better, buy some bins & "file" the flat frozen bagged food vertically by type. Then you can pull out a bin & flip through till you find what you need! I do this all the time now. Your own filing freezer! :)
Thanks to the "Real Simple" magazine for this great idea!