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lhamo

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Separate freezer, yay or nay?
« on: May 07, 2017, 09:17:57 PM »
So, there are lots of housing transitions going on in our family at the moment -- my mom and sister are selling their houses (the remains of the family homestead) and we are preparing to buy our own home.  My mom has moved to assisted living so we are pretty much welcome to take anything we need or want from her house.   She has a large top-opening  freezer that I am trying to figure out if we should keep.  Anybody want to weigh in?  I know it would help us to stock up on good deals on meat, freeze berries and such when in season, and maybe reduce our bi-weekly Costco trips to once a month.   But we'd just spend more on each trip.  Also worried about wastage from freezer burn and possible power outages.

I'm just not sure it is worth the space it takes/electricity it uses.  As it is, we sometimes lose stuff in the freezer part of our fridge.   And the difference between buying chicken thighs at .79/lb vs. .99/lb is not huge in the amounts we buy.