I am so thankful to have a freezer again! We had one for many years, and it made it so much easier to feed our family of 3 boys! It was by far the single best tool for saving money and living well on a budget that we could have had.
We decided on a chest-type, which we have not had before (our other was an upright). I put it in the laundry room, and as Paul pointed out, it is handy as a folding table.
Now it is full of sirloin-on-sale and blackberries and okra and bell peppers! And I haven't a clue how to find anything in there.
We are having chicken for dinner tonight because I couldn't find the pork steaks.
So our next mission is to figure out how to organize it. Baskets? Boxes? Maps? Surprise Stew every night? Oh dear....
Update 09/08/09: Here's how I ended up solving this: "How to Organize a Chest type Freezer, Part 2"