November 12, 2011
Yes, that is what my husband said when I told him I wanted another freezer. His response was that maybe if I used up what was in the other freezer I would have enough room and wouldn't need another freezer.
Men don't get it.
Right now we have a large upright freezer. I think it is about 15 cubit feet. It is full of meat, cheese and frozen veggies. I would like a separate, small chest freezer for casseroles and such that I make ahead of time and also for day old bread that I get on sale.
First of all I'm not sure that I could plug in another freezer in the same outlet in our basement. I should be able to, but I'm not sure and would have to have an electrician check this out for me.
Second of all, he does have a point about using up what is in the first freezer to make room for more stuff. However, the reason that this freezer is full is because I came across an in store deal on ground beef for only 80 cents a lb. and I bought as much as I could buy at the time. This is an example of how I shop for meat. When I come across deals such as chicken hindquarters for only 39 cents a lb., turkey for 49 cents a lb., boneless pork loin for only $1.59 a lb. I buy a lot. These prices don't come around very often and with prices increasing, I have to be able to buy in bulk when there is an exceptional deal.
The bottom rack of my freezer is jammed with frozen vegetables that were on sale one week for only 69 cents for a 1 lb. bag.
You may be wondering about the freezer above my fridge. Yes, it is packed with day to day freezer items such as lunch meat, bread, ice cream and items I use for pizza.
I am probably preaching to the choir here but I know that I would make good use of a second freezer and in no uncertain terms there is no way I would buy a third. I believe wholeheartedly that our economy will never be the same again and that we need to go back to living like our grandparents - simply and frugally. Grandma had a garden and canned and she helped to butcher and process her own meat. I have the advantage of grocery stores that offer great deals that I can buy in bulk and freeze.
A small second freezer makes sense. Convincing my husband of this will take a few months of hard work.
How many freezers do you have?