The 'rents want to get me a chest freezer. See, my apartment is small and I have small kitchen appliances. I have the small oven/range, the size of something like this.
My refrigerator/freezer is on the small side, too. I can't get a gallon of milk in there, unless I put it on its side, and that usually leads to leakage. Boo.
I just don't think there is a place in my kitchen where I could put even a small freezer. That's due, at least in part, to my outlet placement/lack of outlets, as well.
However, I could almost certainly fit a small freezer into a corner in my living room, or behind my bedroom door.
The problem? It feels tacky. I think it might make me feel like a hoarder. At the same time, though, I would have a place to put my meat and vegetable odds and ends until I had enough to make stock. I could store my homemade stock. I could do more large-batch cooking and freeze more portions for later (I often end up throwing out stuff that could be frozen for eating later because my freezer barely closes as it is). I could make better use of sale items and my CSA box.
I know I'm not going to live here forever. I also know there's something to be said for making the most of the space you have. I just don't know what I should do. What do you think, readers?
If I don't go with the freezer, I've suggested this as another option. And I've coveted one of those bad boys for many years. I'd contemplate marriage to get one, but this would be a good way to get one without having to get hitched. Except ... I'd have trouble trying to find somewhere to store it.