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    These Five Grocery Hacks Will Make Your Groceries Last Longer

    Throwing away less groceries means you'll save more money and be a happier human!

    Five Hacks To Make Your Groceries Last Longer

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    1. Did you know you make your bananas ripen more slowly with this plastic wrap trick?

    What you need:

    A bunch of bananas

    Plastic wrap


    1. Cut a long, thin strip of plastic wrap.

    2. Wrap it around the crown of the banana bunch.

    3. Store on the counter top.

    2. You can even lessen the time it takes for your berries to get old and mushy with this vinegar hack!

    What you need:

    Fresh berries

    1/2 cup of white or apple cider vinegar

    5 cups of water

    A large bowl


    1. Put the berries into a bowl, then add your vinegar and water.

    2. Mix thoroughly, then drain the berries and let them dry completely.

    3. Store in the fridge

    3. Left-over salad greens? Try this to make them last longer!

    What you need:

    Fresh greens

    Paper towels

    Plastic wrap



    1. Wash and dry your greens thoroughly, then place them in a bowl.

    2. Layer paper towel on top of your greens, then seal tightly with plastic wrap.

    3. Store in the refrigerator.

    4. Replace the paper towel throughout the week as it becomes damp (it's absorbing moisture from the greens!).

    4. Have you ever tried wrapping left-over celery and broccoli with aluminum foil? They'll stay fresher for longer!

    What you need:

    Celery and/or broccoli

    Aluminum foil


    1. Wrap each vegetable in small groups tightly in a sheet of foil.

    2. Store in the fridge.

    5. You can even store asparagus, cilantro, or parsley in the fridge for longer with this easy method. Look how cute they look in jars!

    What you need:

    One bunch of asparagus, cilantro, and/or parsley


    1. Trim 1 inch off the bottom of the stem of the asparagus or herbs.

    2. Fill wide mouth jar or container with 2 inches of cool, filtered water and place the asparagus/herbs in the jar.

    3. Cover the jar with a plastic bag and store in the fridge.

    Enjoy your groceries for longer!