Welcoming a New Addition to the Family!

Before you get ahead of yourself, no this addition is not a living, breathing, crying creature. We are nowhere near ready to even think about that yet. Instead this addition is making our lives so much easier! A few weeks ago we finally broke down and invested in a big upright freezer!

Our new freezer!

After many frustrating grocery trips of realizing that we couldn’t stock up on the great deals due to a lack of freezer space we have rectified the situation. I searched Craigslist for many weeks to find the perfect combination of space and price to fit our needs. There was some disappointment after missing a few great deals but then we found “the one”. We got an older model upright freezer for only $50. We had to drive about 35 minutes from our house to go pick it up which we don’t mind because we love to see different parts of the state that we would have no reason to travel to otherwise. Moving it into our basement was not as difficult as we were prepared for it to be. The timing could not have been more perfect. We picked up the freezer the same night that we switched our fridge/freezer combo out with another one from our landlord. We moved the freezer in first and because it has cooling coils in the fridge it was cold in less than 2 hours. When it came time to move the “new” fridge/freezer into the kitchen upstairs we discovered that while the fridge is bigger, the freezer in it held less than half of the food that we pulled out of the old one. Luckily we had our (already cold) new freezer downstairs and were able to avoid catastrophe and food waste.

Our old refrigerator… packed as always!

Our new refrigerator! We finally have extra space!









We have had it hooked up for about three weeks now and it is amazing! Not only is our freezer upstairs not always packed to the gills (making it impossible to find anything without emptying half of it) but we can now stock up on the best deals knowing that we have enough space to fit it all. We also now have space for when friends and family start gifting us with fresh produce from their gardens (and the extra from ours’) as well as fresh meat from their hunting and fishing trips. A few of the deals we have already taken advantage of (some before and some after this picture was taken) are:

  • 20 bags of Ore Ida frozen potatoes for only $0.90 each
  • 10 blocks of Philadelphia cream cheese for only $0.97 each
  • 8 lbs of fresh strawberries (for smoothies) for $1 each
  • 10 lbs of bananas (for smoothies) for $2 total
  • many other great deals on clearance meats and produce

8 lbs of strawberries



  1. Kim Carlile said,

    June 23, 2012 at 12:51 am

    I love couponing! Freezers are so wonderful, congratulations on a great find. I’m ready to get a second one!

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