Thursday, July 17, 2014

Keeping the family close to your chest

It’s winter, and every television commercial seems to consist of a family sitting at the dining table eating a hearty meal together. Of course you have no idea what’s on television because the kids have commandeered it to play their video games.

What the commercials don’t tell you is that after the fifth hearty meal the family starves to death because no-one wants to go outside to get more food.

Let’s face it: no-one likes grocery shopping at the best of times (yet another myth perpetuated by television). But when you also have to battle driving rain, foggy windscreens and people driving 20km/h over the limit so they can “get out of the rain sooner”, it’s downright depressing.

And what’s even more depressing is you’ll have to do it all again next week because that’s roughly how long the food will last.

The obvious solution is to get your food in bulk. Grab your credit cards, jump in the car, and see if you can hijack a Woolworths truck somewhere up the road.

(I’m kidding, of course. There’s no way you’d catch up to them.)

But where do you put it all when you get home? You should be able to fit the cold stuff in the fridge (shielded with a bag of Brussels sprouts to ward off teenagers like garlic wards off vampires). And what doesn’t fit in the pantry can always be put in cupboards, wardrobes and kids’ bedrooms. (They practically live in front of the television these days, so they won’t even notice.)

But you’ll be battling to fit all the frozen stuff in the freezer compartment, partly because it’s so small but mostly because it hasn’t been defrosted since the day you bought it.

Fortunately there’s a simple solution. Just rent a chest freezer from Home Appliance Rentals and you’ll have room not only for your frozen goods, but also the kids if they get too hyperactive.

(We’re kidding. But don’t tell them that.) 

Home Appliance Rentals will deliver and install your chest freezer for you, and then come and take it away when you no longer need it.

Which is just as well, because the kids won’t life a finger.