Friday, December 10, 2010

Tackling My Frosty Freezer

UGH!  I've been saying I was going to tackle our deep freezer since at least April.

Well Thursday the deed was done.  

The kids and I went grocery shopping and picked up some frozen veggies.  I crammed them into the door shelves only to have the door not close all of the way. 

That's when I decided enough was enough.  At first, I got the blow dryer and started melting some of the ice from the front of the shelf.  It was about 3" thick, just on the front of the metal shelf!  After about 5 minutes, I had Sissy bring me a towel since the water was dripping onto the stuff on the lower shelf.  And Boo-Boo brought me a fork to "pick" my way through the ice.  It was ridiculous!  Finally I found a hammer and banged my way through the ice.  I started on the top shelf and worked my way down.  I could not get all of the ice off the top metal thing.  I'm not sure what that's called, but my hands were killing me, especially my right hand, and I was done banging away at it. 

I used my broom and plastic dust pan to scoop up the ice chunks and put them into plastic garbage bags.  I filled one completely and the other about 2/3 full.  I knew there was a lot of ice in there, but I had no idea there was
that much! 

I poured it out on the driveway and the kids played in it like it was snow.  So funny!

Now my freezer looks fabulous!  It feels really good to have it all cleaned out...FINALLY!

...and now I will ENJOY it.  :)

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Mommarock said...

Do you have a list on the door of what is in your freezer so you remember to use up what is in there? Or did you find mystery meat in there? I've been meaning to use my freezer stash up, but I really have no clue what is out there. I just try to go look out there and make up my weekly menu from what is already in there, and what is on sale each week to try to keep the grocery bill as low as possible. Well that and lots of coupons.

Candi said...

LOL! I don't have a list BUT I love the chalkboard paint idea that Jamie at An Oregon Cottage wrote about. I'm hoping to do that one day. I did find some mystery yellow frozen bagged thing, it turned out to be some sliced yellow squash from 2 summers ago! I only threw away 2 casseroles in storage bags. I figured they were way too old to be eating. Other than that, everything else was pretty okay, just TONS of ice! :)

Susie said...

Awesome tackle!!

Sarah said...

LOL - that A LOT of ice! Don't you feel great now that it's done???

Shawna said...

That is a lot of ice! Your kiddos could build a snowman haha

You have a great freezer stock pile too :-)

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