I really did do a search but I just couldn't find what I was looking for.
Our old 21' Freezer (manual defrost) has died. Only one shelf is freezing, So we went out and bought one to replace it. I didn't let the company that delivered it take away the old one because I was thinking that I had read a thread that had some really good ideas on what to do with an old freezer but, I can't find it anywhere.
So I am looking for ideas what can I do with an old freezer that does not work anymore?
Take all the shelves out, they are good shelving for the workshop, and the wire racks are great for all sorts of things. The compressor and other metals can be recycled. Once you have it down to the empty "box" you have a ready made coffin handy.
"Nothing so needs reforming as other peoples habits." Mark Twain
put a nice lock on it first so no children can sufficate.
keep wood and or kindling dry
garbage box to keep the wild/or domestic critters out of it till you haul it off
or garbage pick up day.
put it in a dry place out of the weather and keep large tools in it .
put a aerator in it and keep live fish in it till you sell, cook or clean and freeze
All those pieces of wire that are to big to throw away cause you might need them,
ropes that always come in handy but you can't find a place to keep them all in one spot,
chains that you can't find a place to hang them.
that seem to be thrown all over the place but you are always needing one.
all those garden hoses you need to store for the winter.
Christmas decorations that seem to get stuffed in every nook and cranny.
hide Christmas presents in it and lock it.
space bag your material (air tight) you are not using or saving for a quilt and store it.
space bag (air tight) all your winter clothes
Remove lid , fix a drain hole in bottom that runs into garden with plug , put a faucet on it and use it as an outside slop sink for large items such as washing buckets , washing veggies, washing the dogs, dying things that you don't want to use your washer or inside sink.
fill with ice , lemon juice and vinager and use it to age your hogs or calf instead of 10 ice chests.
when done, ice melts, pull plug and let it drain.
So many things to use it for.
I will think of more.
Last edited by TxAprilMagic; 09/14/10 at 05:27 PM.
Things, like food and feed are bad
to mildew in an ol freezer, or fridge.
A light bulb will prevent it. Used to be
an old fridge in every welding shop
to store welding rods in. They snapped
off the lil switch peg so the light stayed
on all the time.
Worm bin...fill with drit and compost, toss a few worms in, then just add food scraps. Worms will usually thrive (good bait and good to toss into the garden), and at the end of the season, the dirt/compost mix is a very fertile soil for the gardens.
Repeat as necessary...and as stated above, you will need to lay it down...LOL!