We have a full size freezer that lives in our garage. We have had it through 6 moves, more than 10 years and I love it. It is very convenient when there are great sales and I can just throw the excess in the freezer. The only problem is...the door. If you don't make sure you push it all the way closed, it will stay open just enough to defrost everything. Ours was just left open...again...overnight at least probably longer.
Through my tears of frustration, I threw away 4 containers of ice cream, one of which was a very expensive 6 quart container of Schwan's ice cream, two packages of popsicles, a pack of ice cream sandwiches, and various other minor items that didn't seem like they would refreeze very well. I have actually started buying less ice cream products because I hate throwing it away when this happens, which is every few months.
My next task is finding the key we have so that it has to be locked every time and might cut down on the whole leaving it open thing.