I’ve been composting since before it was cool. Now, I’m talking the 80s here because my parents started me on composting as a child. Growing up, I assumed all compost would be smelly and swarming with fruit flies. That’s just the way it is, right? Doesn’t have to be!
Learning the freezer trick
A few years ago, I made dinner with friends and asked them where their compost was because I couldn’t find it on the counter in their kitchen, where it’s most commonly found.
“In the freezer,” they replied. I stared at them blankly. I’m a
gullible trusting person, so I’ll believe almost anything someone tells me, but I’ve become more suspicious and thought they were yanking my chain. It was a joke, right? When I opened the freezer, lo and behold, the compost! As a consequence, it didn’t smell and there were no fruit flies. Genius!
I live alone and don’t eat a lot of frozen food so I have the luxury of keeping my compost in the freezer and let me tell you, I love it. No more rotting food and no more fruit flies. No muss, no fuss. Composting now is easy-peasy because it’s in the freezy, er freezer. Try it, I’m sure you’ll like it.