What you can and can’t put in the freezer: Common home items.

Freezers are handy as they can make things cool in an instant. There might be some objects that you want to cool down and wonder if you can place them in the freezer. Let’s take a look at some of these below.

Can you put shoes in the freezer?

During summer your shoes might be hot and you might want to cool them down before you walk or run. You might be wondering if you can place them in the freezer.

No, you can’t place shoes in the freezer. The soles can break and tear up. Furthermore, shoes tend to be quite dirty so you don’t want to have this near food items. 

You can consider placing the soles of your shoes in the freezer if you really want to cool them down. Some soles might get damaged by this though.

The easiest way to cool your shoes down is to place them in front of your AC. The cool wind will reduce the heat of your shoes. Just don’t block the AC as this can break it down.

Can you put snow in the freezer?

If you find yourself in the middle of a snowstorm and you want to keep that snow for a long time, then yes, you can put snow in the freezer. Doing so will prevent it from melting. 

If you want to keep the snow because you want to make a snowman or play in it later, then you should put it in a freezer.

If you want to preserve a sample of snow for, then put it in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer. This will keep it frozen for a long time. It also makes sure that the snow isn’t affecting the food in your fridge. Snow can be quite dirty as it is made from rainwater. It also comes in contact with the street or walkway.

Storing snow in your freezer is generally not a problem if your freezer is cold enough. Not every freezer is set at this temperature though.

Most freezers actually already have some frost. We have discussed how to defrost it here.

Can you put your pillow or blanket in the freezer?

During a hot summer night, your pillow or blanket might be hot. You might wonder if you can place it in the freezer to cool it down. 

Yes, it is generally possible to place a pillow in the freezer. You should place it in a freezer bag so that it doesn’t affect the food in your fridge.

Placing the duvet or cover in the freezer might be a better idea as this is smaller and this fabric can withstand the cold. Pillow covers are also cheaper and easier to replace.

Blankets might be too big to place in your freezer. They can take up quite a lot of space.

You can get multiple pillow covers and let them in the freezer. You can take them out when needed.

The best approach to keep your room cool is to close the windows during the day. This can be done with tape to make sure that the sun can’t shine in your room during the day.

You can also get an AC system to cool your room down. You can contact an AC technician to get an idea of how much this would cost for your house.

 There are also special mattresses that can cool you down. You don’t have to place your pillow in the freezer if you have one of these.

Can you put bird seed in the freezer?

You might enjoy feeding some birds. The seed gets moldy after a while. Can you store it longer if you keep it in the fridge?

You can put bird seed in the freezer, but you’ll have to take it out a while before you want to use it again. It’s best to store your bird feed in the freezer to keep it fresh for longer. 

You can also put your feeders in the freezer for the same reason. You can freeze various types of seeds, including sunflower seeds and peanuts, to create a frozen treat for your feathered friends.

Just make sure that you place it in a container or plastic bag so that it doesn’t affect the other food items in your fridge.

Most bird seeds have a due date. Make sure to check this before you feed it to your local birds. 

If the bird seed has ingredients with a lot of water (for example fruits), it can break down. 

Can you put sheet masks in the freezer?

Sheet masks are often used to relax your face. You might wonder if you can store them in the freezer to keep them longer.

The answer is ‘no’. The ingredients will break down and the sheet mask will get damaged. 

Sheet masks should be stored in a cool place. Freezers are too cold for it though.

Make sure to check the due date of this product before you use it. They can last a few years but some stores sell face masks that are about to be overdue.

Check the instructions on the packaging to make sure that you use it correctly. Incorrect use can result in problems.

Can you put rubber in the freezer?

You might have some rubber bands and wonder if you can store them in the freezer.

No, you shouldn’t place them in the freezer. They will become brittle and break. The water crystals in the rubber will expand and this will make the rubber weaker.

Once you get it out of the freezer, it can start to tear and look broken. 

Rubber can’t withstand extreme temperatures. Just keep it at room temperature and you should be good to go. 

Rubber is a natural material and it should be treated with care if you want to keep using it for a long time. 

If your freezer has a lot of ice, you can remove this without defrosting.

Can you put tulip bulbs in the freezer?

You might want to store tulip bulbs for a while and wonder if you can place them in the freezer.

No, you can’t store tulip bulbs in the freezer. They will break and won’t be able to grow in a beautiful flower anymore. 

This is also the reason why people place their tulip bulbs inside during winter. These flowers are not able to withstand cold temperatures. The same is true about the bulbs.

Just store the bulbs in a dark and cold place. Placing them in the freezer is not a good idea as it will break the bulbs.

It would be a shame to miss out on beautiful tulip flowers!

Can you put tampons in the freezer?

No, you shouldn’t place tampons in the freezer. Just throw them away after use. You also shouldn’t flush them as this can clog up your toilet drains. This can lead to a lot of problems and a plumber might have to remove them from your drains with advanced equipment.

If a freezer makes a weird noise, it is also possible that a part is broken.

Tampons are meant to be used at room temperature. If they are too cold, they will be uncomfortable. 

Check the manual of your tampons and follow the instructions that are outlined by the manufacturer. Once you understand how freezers work, it is quite easy to understand what you can put in them.