Yesterday when I went out to the garage to place a batch of freshly baked cookies in one of our 2 garage freezers, I noticed one of them was looking a little sparse. So I decided to move all of the frozen goodness in to just one freezer.
Which was actually a good thing because there is some serious frost build up happening in both of our garage freezers.
How often are you suppose to defrost freezers anyway? Well I have no idea, but I think we defrost ours about once a year. Maybe twice if I have nothing better to do.
Since we have 2 freezers, I’ll typically defrost one freezer, clean it out, them move all the food from freezer #2 to the clean freezer and then proceed to clean out freezer #2 and leave it empty until we start harvesting of fruits and veggies from the garden.
I know we have plenty of food in our freezer to get us through to the end of the year and well into the new year as well. But it’s having to buy milk that I’m worried about.
Lately milk has been priced around $3 a gallon, and we typically go through 2 gallons a week. So I seriously need to find a deal on 2% milk and stock up so I can reach my goal of spending $1,200 or less on groceries for 2012. I’ve only got $15 left in this years budget. Eeek!
How is your freezer looking these days? Is it empty, full, full of frost?
Mavis wants to know.
Also if you are looking for a way to maximize your freezer space, check out my post on How to Freeze Soup, Sauce, and Puree. It’s super easy to do!