I know now is not the time to spend lots of money, but, buying an “up-right freezer” not only saves space but is easier to maintain. They also seem to hold more especially if the containers used to freeze food are the squares not the rounds. 9-10 years ago I purchased my freezer from Sears, but not brand new. I purchased a return that was dented on the side and therefore the price was reduced. I cook at least triple the amount needed for 2 people but I freeze the majority of it. If I could get another upright freezer it would be filled with all that I cook separated into individual containers so my husband and I can brown bag to work.