I freeze a lot of fresh vegetables after I clean them and sort them according to size; some of them are used within a few weeks and some are used during the winter. I like the way that these bags protect food from developing freezer burn but if you take a little extra time to lay them flat while they are freezing it can end up saving you a lot of room when the bags are completely frozen. These are slightly thicker than the regular storage bags so you are going to want to make sure that you store them someplace other than the kitchen cabinet so people don't reach for these when they are looking for a regular storage bag. I buy them when they are on sale or there is a multiple package deal; they are more convenient than using a vacuum sealer even though you don't have the option to create unique sizes. I like that the bags are clear so you can see exactly what is in them but there is a small section on the front that you can use to label the contents. Do that before you add anything to the bag so you don't run the risk of puncturing the bag. Use a permanent marker so that the ink is protected from fading or being rubbed off. If I have smaller pieces of chicken or pork I will use one of these to store them until I need them; if possible separate the pieces with wax paper or freezer paper so they can be defrosted quicker. The only problems I have had with these bags is not having them seal completely or having them get punctured by something in the freezer but that's human-error and not the fault of the bag.