Take advantage of reductions at the supermarket by sticking them in the freezer. Freezing food will extend the life of most products including bread, cakes, and most fruit and veg ( just make sure you put them in resealable bags or storage containers). So stock up and get freezing!
Wrap the crown of a bunch of bananas with cling film to keep them for 3-5 days longer.
Onions stored in tights will last as long as 8 months.
Clean your fridge
Once something goes rotten in your fridge or cupboard, bin it. The mold it leaves behind will soon spread to your new food. Also disinfect the fridge- it’ll make everything keep for much longer.
Butter the cut side of your cheese to stop it drying out.
Store apples with potatoes to keep them from sprouting.
Store mushrooms in a paper bag, not a plastic ones.
Keep milk in the middle of your fridge, NOT in the door where temperatures are cooler.
Wrap lettuce in tin foil to keep it crisp for longer.
Reuse bottles to close up your plastic bags.
Rinse strawberries in vinegar.
Swirl berries in a mixture of one part vinegar to 10 parts water. Drain, rinse and put in the fridge and voila! you can enjoy your strawberries for nearly 2 weeks longer. The solution is diluted enough so you won’t taste the vinegar.
Store eggs in the middle shelf of the fridge to make them last 3-4 weeks past the sell by date.
Rub an ice cube over stale bread, then bake for 12 minutes to revive it.
Reduce unpopped kernels by cooking popcorn in a bowl topped with a plate.
Store tomatoes at room temperature, not in the fridge.
Keep cheese in the warmest part of the fridge, such as the vegetable or cheese draw.
Keep older food at the front of the fridge so you can see what’ needs to be eaten.
Best before dates are about quality, not safety. If stored right, you can in fact make an apple last a whole year. Check out this handy guide that’ll show you how to keep your food for longer.