This isn`t a new idea. I have a 7.0 cubic ft. chest freezer I wanted to recycle. I thought about putting my packaged groceries in there, but I didn`t want to have to reach to the bottom. I decided yesterday to utilize the freezer for dry storage and it`s one of the best moves ever. The baskets hold the smaller items I use frequently, my large bags of Krusteaz, pasta, sugar, powdered milk etc are on the bottom. It`s working just great. This also solves our ant problem in the summer. Soon as the dog dishes hit the floor the ants come to dine. This freezer will be moved into the spare bedroom, work room, sewing room (multipurpose room) soon as the new freezer arrives. The cabinet is already in the so-called spare bedroom and works nicely for canned goods. Next week it will be full. We also have space under the stairs for more food. My flours are frozen or refrigerated in our extra refrigerator.
Freezing again this morning. BRR!! It`s supposed to warm to 60 later. I hung clothes on the line at 7 a:m and they froze in no time. It`s been a very wet winter, lots of snow melt in the mountains that may raise the level of our Lake Mead. I`m planning the garden and going to research seed companies who have not sold out to Monsanto and their GMO product. We`re growing everything in containers this year.