My mother always bought meat on sale to store in the garage freezer for future use. The same with bread and ice cream. She was and is a frugal shopper. But today, with energy costs so high, it makes sense to calculate how much energy is being used to keep the food in storage.
If you are trying to save energy and lower your electric bill, and have a second refrigerator running, you might want to check out the government’s energy star site where you can use the “Refrigerator Retirement Savings Calculator” to see just how much that old fridge in your garage is costing you.