a second freezer in the home. We've always been big believers in owning one, but after our recent move to a smaller space, we ended up putting it in a rather unusual location, can you guess where?
In our closet! That's right, any time we want to add something to our chest freezer, we walk it out of the kitchen, through the living room, into the bedroom, through the bathroom and finally, into our closet. It sounds crazy, but because our new place is tight on space, it's only 13 steps (give or take). We love our chest freezer and use it often as it holds extra ice for parties, frozen meals that have been canned or bagged from the summer's bounty, extra protiens that were found on sale and were priced just right and last but not least, a stockpile of homemade ice cream! We'd be lost without it, so we gave up some of our space that would normally be used for clothes and shoes and instead, turned it into a hideaway extension of our kitchen! It has made for some unusual comments and concerns, like the time we were making this chocolate (and then some) layered cake and were freezing it between the addition of each layer. Taking a cake back and forth from your closet, into your bathroom, then bedroom and back to the kitchen can make for a treacherous walk if there's anything on the floor (dog toys, shoes and laundry that didn't make it to the dirty clothes — hey, we're human too). On this specific day, we slid on a towel that had been left on the floor and went flailing into the clothes with the cake in hand. Let's just say we have amazing cat like relfexes and saved both, the cake and the clothes! None the less, our unusual hiding spot for our freezer has worked out well and actually provided the perfect spot to fold laundry when it comes out of the dryer! Have you ever kept a freezer in an odd location in the name of saving space? Tell us your tale in the comments below! Related: Survey: Do You Have More than One Freezer? (Image: Sarah Rae Trover)