Thursday, April 16, 2009

We are officially fridge-free

On Saturday the folks at The Great Refrigerator Roundup, took away our (estimated) 20 year old fridge to be recycled.

As it had been a year and a half since we last had that old clunker plugged in we thought it was pretty safe to send it off to be with the great refrigerator in the sky.

Now we are wondering what to do with this space. Especially since as you'll notice, part of the floor under the fridge is duct-taped down particle board. Classy.

We are toying with the idea of bringing the freezer upstairs. Would be slightly less efficient as our kitchen is not as cool as the basement, but man, would it ever be more convenient. We live on the second and third floor of an up and down duplex and so getting anything out of the freezer means: getting shoes on, going out the back door, down the stairs, through the garden, down some more stairs, unlocking the door to the basement, crouching down a bit (our basement is not at full height), and making my way over to the freezer being careful not to bang my head on any pipes/beams etc.. It's a bit of a pain in the butt. If we had the freezer upstairs I'd eat so much better. Now it's like, ooooh, I could make a smoothie with the raspberries, strawberries and blueberries I have in the freezer. Or, I could eat this cookie. Hmmmm, the cookie is right here....fruit is in the basement...cookie it is!

Thoughts? Anyone feel like helping me rationalize this? :)


Chad said...

Great - I'm reserving that space in the kitchen to come up and play my guitar.

Theresa said...

Wow - good for you for going fridge-free! Bringing the freezer up seems like a good idea, and there aren't a lot of other things that fit into a space like that, unless you can lay your hands on a portable pantry of some kind...

Irma said...

I think you have already rationalized the decision yourself... I say move up your freezer!

Amber said...

Definitely bring the freezer up!

Green Grrl said...

Dudes. I've changed my mind. I can't do it. At least for right now anyway. I just can't reconcile that in the height of summer it will be as much as 30 degrees in the kitchen whereas the basement is a nice and cool 15 degrees max.

So Chad you win! We are going to have to start going out on Sunday nights to look for a great chair by the curb for some comfy guitar playing.

Truth be told I quite like the idea of music in the kitchen. :)