If you have entertained the thought of freezing meals for later use here are a few tips that will help you.
When placing food in a plastic bag try to get it as flat as possible. The less bulk there is the less time it will take to thaw when you are ready to use it.
Label your food carefully. Include the date you froze it. You don't want to end up eating something that fell in the freezer 2 years ago and you think you made it 2 mos ago.
Don't place freshly made bags of anything on wire shelves or baskets. They will get frozen down into the ridges and holes and they are really hard to get out. Learned that one the hard way.
Freeze some individual portions when you are making the big family ones. Instant tv dinners.
And don't forget to use your meals. Keeping them all in one place in the freezer helps you to not loose anything and remember how much of each you made. Just how long can you keep food frozen? Depends on the food.