New 60,000 points offer. Terms apply.

50,000 bonus points

reader-travel-tip2Freezer Check
Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Ann S., who says:

“Since we’re usually eating from the freezer for the first day or two after returning from a trip, I almost always remember to make what I call a ‘freezer thaw tattletale.’ If your house loses power from time to time, especially in these rough summer storms, you may also wonder if the items in your freezer could have thawed and refrozen after power returned. I use a paper cup, or some other item to make a tall shape out of ice (or I use a flavored ice pop, removed from its packaging). I then remove the shaped ice piece and place it into a plastic bag. If the ice shape melts from a thaw, there will be a ‘puddle’ in the bag, but if there has been no thaw, the ice will remain in the shape.”

A great, clever tip. Thanks, Ann!



Tried this tip? Let me know in the comments!
Have your own tip? Email it to [email protected]!
Want to see more tips? Click here for all 469!

Want even more travel tips? Subscribe to the Daily Travel Tip newsletter! All you have to do is sign up for the weekly newsletter by filling in your email address and checking the Daily Travel Tip box in the .

If you already subscribe to the newsletter, fill in your email and check the Daily Travel Tip box in the same  and you’ll receive an email with a link to update your Hundredbacklinks.com preferences. On that page, just click the Daily Travel Tip box and Update Profile and you’ll have Johnny’s best tips, straight to your inbox each day. And don’t worry—it’s easier than it sounds!


The comments on this page are not provided, reviewed, or otherwise approved by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

Rate this post

2 Comments On "Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Freezer Check"
  1. Karyn Moore|

    This is a very timely trip. I do a similar thing by freezing a small paper cup (bathroom dixie cup) and placing a penny on top once it is frozen. If the power ever fails, the penny will drop to the level the water thawed. I keep my “freezer friend” year round, so I never need to worry if there has been an issue.

    1. Hundredbacklinks

      Love it! thanks