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23 Easy Ways To Make Your Groceries Last As Long As Possible

Put an end to throwing out sad, spoiled produce.

1. Invest in some produce bags that absorb ethylene, a gas that accelerates ripening and decomposition.

2. Wrap or cover your leafy greens with a paper towel to keep them fresh all week long.

3. Get ethylene gas absorbers for the fridge.

4. Place fresh herbs in a jar filled with enough water to cover the tips of the stems.

5. Or, if you use a lot of fresh herbs, invest in an herb saver.

6. Store bananas away from other countertop produce and wrap their stems with plastic to keep them fresh.

7. Place tomatoes on the counter with the stems facing down.

8. Cucumbers will last longer at room temperature whereas keeping them in the fridge will accelerate their decay.

9. Prep your greens with a salad spinner, which cuts out a lot of moisture and prevents leaves from wilting.

10. Spray leftover guacamole with cooking spray before putting it back in the fridge.

11. Keep carrots crisp by storing them in water after removing their leafy tops.

12. Freeze green onions in a plastic bottle.

13. And keep ginger in the freezer too.

14. Keep mushrooms in a paper bag, not a plastic bag.

15. Wash berries in vinegar before drying them and store them on a paper towel lining in the fridge.

16. Store potatoes with apples to keep them from sprouting.

17. Add a dab of butter to the cut side of cheese to keep it from drying out.

18. Keep produce whole for as long as possible and limit the amount of chopped produce you store in the fridge.

19. Corn should be left in the husk until the very last minute because, otherwise, it'll lose flavor.

20. Stop scallions from getting slimy by placing the roots in a jar of water.

21. Store countertop items away from windows because sunlight tends to speed up the ripening process.

22. Follow this handy guide on what to store on the counter, and what to put away in the fridge.

23. Lastly, freeze everything you know you won't use in time.

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