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Tips For Making Your Groceries Last A Lot Longer

No one wants to throw money away in the form of food waste.

Our mothers (and grandmothers) raised us to use all of the food that we purchase. That’s why we are beyond frustrated when we have to throw various items away. Groceries are not cheap and when we throw them away, we are essentially tossing money down the drain. It’s wasteful and we should never allow it to happen. Fortunately, this video is here to provide you with some awesome tips.

Now that we are cooking at home more often, pointers like these are sure to be helpful. For example, aren’t you tired of throwing away old stalks of celery that could have been perfectly useful? Of course, you are. That’s why you need to start wrapping it up in tinfoil when it is time to put it away.

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Hacks like these might seem deceptively easy, but in reality, they are the tools that you need to avoid all of the food waste that costs us big money. The tinfoil also works wonders when it comes to your broccoli and your lettuce. Are you keeping your bread in the fridge? If so, this is a mistake that you can remedy quickly. When you put bread in the fridge, it is going to get hard and grow stale quickly.

With the current state of our grocery stores and the social distancing guidelines, it’s more important than ever to ensure your food lasts as long as possible and these tips will help you do just that. Bread needs to be kept in cool, dark places. Clean My Space recommends keeping the bread inside of the microwave or in one of your kitchen cupboards in order to maximize freshness.

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Meanwhile, some of us love the delicious taste of berries but we cannot enjoy them for as long as we would like. It often seems like they go bad as soon as we buy them. The next time you are taking some berries home, take some time to look at the packaging. Is there a paper square lining located at the bottom? Are there tiny holes poked in the top? These features are designed to help the berries ripen by absorbing the ethylene gas that causes them to rot.

If you would like to learn more about all of the other awesome tips that this video has to offer, be sure to take a moment to check out the clip below. We are definitely going to be using these pointers to stretch our groceries going forward.