Did you know that your freezer runs more efficiently when it is full? If you are like us, your freezer is nowhere near as full as the bottom half, which means it has to work that much harder just to keep everything frozen. So in order to make it easier on the freezer, next time you are taking the recycling out, look through your bag first and see if there are any containers you could fill up with water, close tight, and put in the freezer. That way there is less air circulating within the freezer and all the food you have in there can help each other keep cold. We have 3 big juice bottles full of water filling up the back of our freezer in hopes that we can increase the efficiency and decrease our electric bill. Give it a shot, there is nothing to lose and you can stop more bottles from going into the trash or recycling bin!