One of the benefits of living in New England in the winter is that when it snows you have a free refrigerator. At my aunt’s house if you wanted a drink on Christmas night you knew right where to go. It also works out well at my parent’s house since they have a porch. Any leftovers or items that won’t fit in the frig. are put outside on the porch table. I would use my balcony this way but I always have an empty frig. in the house so I never need the extra storage.