12 Genius Tips for Making Your Groceries Last as Long as Possible

7. To store celery, broccoli and lettuce, wrap the bunch/head in aluminium foil and place inside fridge

Keep Celery Fresh by Wrapping in Aluminum Foilvia Prepare Today




8. Freeze green onions in a plastic bottle

If you use a lot of green onions for cooking, chop them up and place inside plastic water bottle. Place bottle inside freezer.

Freeze green onions in a plastic bottlevia Happy Money Saver

9. Store herbs like flowers in a vase, then cover with plastic, secure a rubberband & refrigerate

This is the best way to keep delicate herbs like basil, cilantro, parsley, and chives fresh the longest.

Store herbs like flowers in a vase, then cover with plastic, secure a rubberband & refrigeratevia Elizabeth Obsesses

10. To keep potatoes from sprouting, store them next to apples

Also, never store onions and potatoes together! They’ll spoil faster.

To keep potatoes from sprouting, store them next to apples



11. Don’t store cheese in plastic wrap

Instead, wrap in wax paper and spread butter on cut end. This will help to keep the cheese from drying out.

Don't store cheese in plastic wrap

12. Don’t store tomatoes in plastic bags

The trapped ethylene will make them ripen faster. Unripe tomatoes should be kept stem side down, in a paper bag or single layer in a cardboard box at room temperature, on the counter away from sunlight, in a single layer, not touching one another, stem side up.

Overly-ripe tomatoes should be kept in the fridge but should be allowed to come back up to room temperature before you eat them.

Don’t store tomatoes in plastic bags

Do you have any tricks for making your groceries last longer? Share in the comments below!




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  1. Store the celery in a wide mouth glass jar or a vase with a little water in the bottom. It will spout roots and continue to grow. Change water regularly and when you need a stalk simply cut one off about 1/2 inch above the rooted area.

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