I know this doesn't solve your problem but I have an ancient upright freezer which I just love. Although food can still disappear under the jumble at the back of a shelf - it is still far easier to find things. I will never get another chest freezer!
I do try to be little organized with fruit/vegies/baking on certain shelves and meat/fish/seafood on others, plus individual meals near the front - where ever they will fit in!
I also double wrap/bag the food. Small portions in a zip sandwich bag then all the little bags into a bigger zip. (and yes, I'm stingy, wash and reuse a lot) I try to squeeze out as much air, even use a straw, works quite well.
Here in Quebec we can get our milk in plastic bags. I also save, wash, reuse them too. They are a heavier plastic, quite sturdy.
Don't have a lot of ham myself but when I have, and frozen it, find the ice crystals have enlarged the meat and it looks really weird. It does disappear with cooking... but still
difficult to use as cold cuts.