Make your garage more functional with a freezer
“You can have a freezer in an unheated garage. (freezer Gladiator)” - YourCarCave
What are you doing with your garage? Are you using the space to its fullest? You might find that you have a lot of clutter and stored items, but you aren't getting as much out of your garage as you could be. All of those items could be taking up some valuable floor space. Imagine what else you could do with that space, such as adding a freezer.
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Consider all of the ways that you could improve your garage. You can clean it out and get rid of all of the junk that you no longer need. This is the first thing you should do. Organize the garage and make it into a more useful space. A freezer could be just what you need. Of course, you might still be wondering why you would want to add a freezer.
Why Put a Freezer in Your Garage?
It's time to think about some of the major benefits that a freezer can offer.
● Visit the grocery store less – When you fill the freezer, it means you won't need to be visiting the grocery store as often. This means less standing in line and less money spent on gas.
● Buy bulk items – With the added space, you can buy more. Even better, you can go to a store that offers bulk items. Buying frozen items in bulk can often provide you with some great savings. The next time you see ice cream or meat on sale, you can load up, knowing that you have the space available.
● Prep meals ahead of time – You can save time when you make large meals and freeze them. This way, you will have your own frozen meals ready to heat up later in the week. Having a freezer in the garage ensures you have plenty of space.
● More Meat – Perhaps you, a friend, or a family member likes to hunt and fish. Having a freezer will provide you with the space needed to store the meat.
These aren't the only benefits, but they are some of the biggest. Just think about all of the ways that you can benefit from putting a freezer in the garage for 2021 and beyond.
Freezer Styles and Brands
Fortunately, you have quite a few choices when you are choosing the freezer for your garage. There are many brands and models available. You might like the idea of a freezer chest or a large upright freezer if you need a lot of space. You could also opt for a portable freezer. You shouldn't have any trouble finding something that works for your needs and the space you have.
Upright freezers have similarities to a refrigerator.
However, they don't have two doors in most cases. There is just one door that opens up to the freezer portion. They might be a little smaller than a refrigerator, as well. These will have multiple shelves similar to a fridge, so it should be possible to store a lot with ease. You can find them in multiple finish options, so it should be easy to find a look that works for your garage.
Chest freezers open from the top.
These types of freezers are wider than they are tall. They will typically have dividers in them, so you can make sure everything is organized. As with the upright freezers, there are multiple finishes and sizes available.
Choosing a portable freezer could be a good solution for those who do not have the space available for a large freezer. The portable options are often lightweight, so they can be moved easily. Of course, the drawback is that they can't store as much food.
Popular brands for freezers in 2021 include:
● Arctic King
There are some of the best brands you will find today. You should be able to find options that can work well for you. Also, be sure to explore these five best upright freezers for the garage in 2021. You might also want to visit Consumer Reports to find the perfect freezer for the garage.
Take the time to find a freezer that is the right style and size.
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Once you have your freezer, you have to make sure that you are taking proper care of it. You will want to clean it out regularly and defrost it. Otherwise, you could start having problems.
Ideally, you will defrost your freezer about once a year. However, if you find that your freezer builds up ice faster than that, defrost sooner. If you see that the ice is more than about a quarter of an inch thick, take the time to defrost.
Does Your Garage Need Some Improvements Before You Get a Freezer?
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What if your garage door leaves a bit to be desired? It could cause problems if you were to get a freezer. For example, if the garage door isn't properly insulated, you could be wasting money on your energy bill. It could also mean that the garage gets too warm in the summer.
By getting an R16 insulated garage door, you will see a difference. The garage will stay cooler during the summer and warmer in the winter.
Your old garage door might have some other issues, too. Maybe you have old, cracked weatherstripping that needs to be replaced. This could cause problems with heat and cold in the garage.
Before you add a freezer to the garage, make sure the door is insulated and in good shape. Otherwise, the freezer might end up working too hard in the summer.
Choose a garage door that will work well for your aesthetics and that will provide the insulation you need. Check out some of the various options to see what might work. Whether you are looking for carriage doors, contemporary doors, or traditional doors, there are options.
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If you decide that you want to get a new garage door, it's time to get in touch with the professionals. You can contact your local garage door specialist.
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