12 Tricks To Make Your Groceries Last Longer

Knowing how to keep your groceries fresher longer is a great way to keep from wasting food. It’s also a great way to save money by allowing you to buy your groceries in bulk and storing them to last longer. Here are 12 genius tips for making your groceries last as long as possible. Have a look through this list of great ideas and get saving on your grocery bill today!

1. Wrap the tip of a bunch of bananas with plastic wrap to slow the ripening process

Secure plastic wrap around a bunch of bananas to slow the ripening processvia Instructables



2. Store onions in pantryhose

Believe it or not, onions stored in pantyhose will last as long as 8 months! All you need to do is put your onions in pantyhose and tie knots between each onion.

Store onions in pantryhosevia Pocket Pause

3. To keep your salad fresh, place paper towel on top before wrapping bowl in plastic wrap

This trick will keep your salad fresh all week long.

To keep your salad fresh, place paper towel on top before wrapping bowl in plastic wrapvia Gen X Finance



4. Spray leftover guacamole with cooking spray to keep it from turning brown

Spray leftover guacamole with cooking spray to keep it from turning brown

5. Store ginger in the freezer

This will make it easier to grate and you won’t have to peel off the skin.

Store ginger in the freezer

6. Store mushrooms in a paper bag, not plastic

A plastic bag will trap moisture and cause them to mildew. Put them in a paper bag in a cool dark space. Doing so will keep your mushroom fresh for nearly two weeks!

Store mushrooms in a paper bag, not plasticvia The Helpful Home

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 glass of water. Cover loosely with a plastic bag and stick in the refrigerator.

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



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12 Tricks To Make Your Groceries Last Longer


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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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