Have you thrown open your freezer door and had an ice pack land on your toe? Perhaps it flew out and hit your head? Yeah, that was a common issue in my home. The kids have lunch bags, and the husband sometimes has to bring an ice pack for his lunch. We had approximately one BAZILLION ice packs in our freezer. Yes, bazillion is a real word! That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Besides taking my well-being into my hands every time I opened my freezer door, I also had no room left for food in my freezer. There was no room for much of anything except the ice packs. Why? Someone would leave the darn ice pack in the lunch bag, instead of emptying it and putting it in the freezer to re-freeze. So we couldn't just have ONE, we had to have every damn one ever invented, in our freezer.
I happened to get a PackIt Freezable lunch bag. I couldn't tell you who gave it to me, but I was rather happy to receive it. I was even happier when it actually worked. You put the entire lunch bag, folded up, into the freezer. When packing lunch, pull it out, unfold it, and put your lunch in it. Keeps it cold for hours.
Can I get an AMEN?!!! What about a hallelujah? No? Just a woo-hoo? Maybe a hand clap? Okay, not into it. I get it. Not everyone can get excited over a lunch bag.
I, however, was over the moon happy to replace all the ice pack with three PackIt lunch bags. They get emptied out, put back in the freezer. No sticking my hand in the bag and finding an ice pack from yesterday's lunch in the bag when trying to pack today's lunch. No more projectiles flying out at my head, or plopping onto my toes.
My head thanks me. My toes (really, my manicures) are doing much better. Food is now in my freezer, not just ice packs. Life's good.
Personally, even if the damn things didn't keep their lunches cold until their lunch was eaten, I'd still use them. Just because I love having the ice packs out of the freezer.
Luckily, they work.