I'm sure your DH already feels bad, so I won't rake him over the coals!
We used to have a secondary refrigerator in the garage. My mother and Uncle Art used it primarily for soft drinks and stuff. Opened it one day and...
...Yuck! They also had been putting stuff in the freezer (one of those nice, large bottom freezers), so that also reeked to high heaven.
Since then, have gone to in-house refrigerator/freezer only. *sigh*