An empty freezer can be a good thing.
When you really need one....and you finally get it.
When it is stocked full of meat....and it feeds your family for a long time.
When it really needs a good cleaning....and you finally do it.
An empty freezer can be a bad thing.
When it is stocked full of meat....and the door gets left open.
(When you are away from home for a weekend)
When you have to start over filling it up.
(After throwing away hundreds of dollars)
When it needs cleaning because it is full of nastiness.
(And you end up with the job)