Your Food Will Never Spoil Again If You Follow These 10 Ingenious Storage Tips

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Frequent trips to the grocery store can get expensive, and it’s a shame to see food go to waste. Especially, when you spend a pretty penny on it and know that there are others around the world who don’t always have access to healthy delicious food.

It’s all too easy to let things spoil by forgetting that they are in your refrigerator or just not finishing your easily perishable items quick enough. Good news is that there are steps we can take to ensure that our food stays fresher, longer.

Here are 10 tips for storing your food that help can prevent it from spoiling.

1.) Freezing milk

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Milk can get costly, so when it’s on sale you want to stock up. You won’t have to worry about it going sour if you freeze it. Make sure you pour a little bit out first because it will expand once frozen. You can keep it in the freezer up to six weeks.

2.) Freeze eggs in an ice tray.

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Have a bunch of extra eggs or want to save the white or yolk portion? Pour the egg into an ice tray and add a little salt or sugar to keep their texture. Use them when you need to.

3.) Sauce in Freezer Bags

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Put sauce in a zipper bag and toss it in the freezer. When you need to use it you can dice it up and add to your dishes.

4.) Wrap lettuce leaves in a paper towel

Source: Windy City Pizza

This will whisk away excess moisture that would otherwise wilt your lettuce.

5.) Put apples in the fridge, wrap them in newspaper

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Apples can stay fridge in your refrigerator for months. You can wrap them in newspaper so they don’t bang into each other and bruise.

6.) Store carrots in sand.

Posted by D.G. Sciortino in Life on 03/20/2017 10:29pm ET

Frequent trips to the grocery store can get expensive, and it’s a shame to see food go to waste. Especially, when you spend a pretty penny on it and know that there are others around the world who don’t always have access to healthy delicious food.

It’s all too easy to let things spoil by forgetting that they are in your refrigerator or just not finishing your easily perishable items quick enough. Good news is that there are steps we can take to ensure that our food stays fresher, longer.

Here are 10 tips for storing your food that help can prevent it from spoiling.

1.) Freezing milk

Source: Ana Belaval

Milk can get costly, so when it’s on sale you want to stock up. You won’t have to worry about it going sour if you freeze it. Make sure you pour a little bit out first because it will expand once frozen. You can keep it in the freezer up to six weeks.

2.) Freeze eggs in an ice tray.

Source: @myl0ngneck

Have a bunch of extra eggs or want to save the white or yolk portion? Pour the egg into an ice tray and add a little salt or sugar to keep their texture. Use them when you need to.

3.) Sauce in Freezer Bags

Source: Ashley DeJongl

Put sauce in a zipper bag and toss it in the freezer. When you need to use it you can dice it up and add to your dishes.

4.) Wrap lettuce leaves in a paper towel

Source: Windy City Pizza

This will whisk away excess moisture that would otherwise wilt your lettuce.

5.) Put apples in the fridge, wrap them in newspaper

Source: US Apples

Apples can stay fridge in your refrigerator for months. You can wrap them in newspaper so they don’t bang into each other and bruise.

6.) Store carrots in sand.

Source: The 52 Week Garden

Storing carrots in a dark space in sand will help decrease water evaporation and slow down the decomposition process.

7.) Turn sour cream and cottage cheese upside down to prevent spoiling.

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These products will stay fresh twice as long because it creates a vacuum inside that prevents bacteria growth.

8.) Put green onions in water.

Source: Sharny & Julius

Green onions stay fresher long when you put them in a jar with some water. You can cut some off when you need it and they will keep growing if you place them back in your jar.

9.) Keep fresh greens in a glass jar.

Source: Best Food Facts

Keep your herbs, onion, garlic, or parsley in a glass jar to keep them fresh and retain their aroma.

10.) Do the same with honey.

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Putting honey in a glass jar prevents it from oxidizing. You can store it for years as long as you use a dark glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Make sure you don’t use a jar with metal, chipped enamel, or zinc-covered jars because that will make it oxidize.

Do you have any tips for keeping your food fresh? Share them with us!

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