My side-by-side refrigerator is driving me nuts!

United States
June 25, 2007 3:26am CST
My refrigerator is full to capacity and yet, I still need more storage room. Our old refrigerator was huge and stored everything with no problem. Then again, it was the type that had the freezer on top. There always seemed to be room for more. Is it just my imagination or is there actually less room in a side-by-side refrigerator than the traditional type? Are there any tricks that you use to free up space in your side-by-side refrigerator, for more important things? Please share your space saving tips.
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@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
25 Jun 07
That is why there are 2 refrigerators and a chest style freezer all in my kitchen....I never seem to have enough room either....LOL I have heard similar complaints about the side-by-side refrigerators.... Sorry, I cannot offer any helpful advice, my new friend....
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• United States
25 Jun 07
Oh, you lucky ducky! I have been begging my husband for ages to get me one of those chest style freezers. Instead he bought me a small mini-fridge. What the heck are you supposed to put in those things, right? LOL! My mom had a chest style freezer when I was growing up and she used it daily. And, everywhere we moved, it went along with her. Such a big money saver.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
25 Jun 07
I think they are about the same. In fact, I think the side by side gives a little more room, but if it is too fill, the freezer might not work as efficiently. We have a freezer down stairs and we use the side by side freezer for things we use more often. For instance I put all the frozen vegetables in one basket, the meat in another, the fruit in another. If we buy a lot of bread, freeze a lot of fruit, and other stuff, that goes in the freezer downstairs. We will bring up some pork chops or hamburgers for the week because with opening the door to the freezer side everyday the food defrosts just a little. The freezer on top does not have all those baskets and shelves so you can just pile things one on top of another.