…also I (we) will be attempting to clear out samples etc. from the freezers (which might be an opportune moment considering my message re. floor bel0w). If possible could you have a critical look at your (or lab mates/students) freezer usage before I (we)do? (-20′s and the -80′s).
1)Do you, the lab or anyone need those samples?
2) Can you throw them away and repackage the rest of your samples in a neater smaller package etc.
Obviously discuss this with your supervisor.