15 of the Best Ways to Make Your Groceries Last Longer

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These hacks will help keep you out of the grocery store every week.

1. Store Lemons in Water

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This will give lemons a three-month lifespan.

2. Leafy Greens Should be Stored With a Paper Towel

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The paper towel will absorb all moisture and guarantee freshness for a least a week.

3. Store Onions in Pantyhose

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Onions will stay fresh up to six months if you use this method for storing. Make sure a knot is tied after each individual onion.

4. Place Herbs in Fridge with Water Covering  Stems

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Herbs need water in order to survive longer than a week.

5. Wrap Plastic Around Banana Stems

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Covering the stem will keep bananas ripe longer.

6. Place Your Tomatoes Facing Down and NOT in the Refrigerator

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Keeping tomatoes face down will prevent air from entering through the stem, which causes it to rot.

7. Keep Cucumbers at Room Temperature

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If placed in the refrigerator a cucumber can be prone to water-soaked areas.

8. Don’t Store Milk in the Fridge Door 

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The temperature on the door will fluctuate too frequently and spoil your milk early.

9. Glass Food Storage Containers 

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Glass storage containers should be used for storing food. Plastic containers should be used for to-go meals.

10. Give Berries a Vinegar Bath and Store with a Paper Towel 

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Soak your berries in about 1 1/2 cups of water and 1/4 of vinegar for five minutes then rinse. Next, store the berries in a container with a paper towel inside and your berries will last up to two weeks.

11. Store Cheese with Butter on It

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Put butter on the sliced surface of the cheese to extend the freshness of your cheese.

12. Cut Half an Inch off the Bottom of Asparagus

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If half an inch of the asparagus is cut off and the asparagus is placed in water while refrigerated it will remain fresh for over a week.

13. Put the Ice Cream Container in a Plastic Bag

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This will keep your ice cream soft and prevent freezer burn.

14. Store Potatoes with Apples

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Storing your potatoes with an apple or two will keep them from sprouting.

15. Store Marshmallow in Your Brown Sugar

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This will keep the clumps away.

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