1. Cover the crown of a banana bunch with plastic wrap. They’ll last 3-5 days longer and since bananas produce more ethelyne gas than other fruits, keep them isolated. Snapguide
2. One rotting fruit can be a contagious virus, as soon as you spot a fruit going bad remove it before it spoils the rest of the bunch. Thedailymeal
3. Follow these simple instructions on where to store your certain items in your fridge. Squawkfox
4. To preserve nuts, roast them as soon as you get home and then keep in the freezer. Blogger
5. Talk about turning food into art…you can store your onions in pantyhose, tying a knot between each onion will allow them to last up to 8 months longer.
6. A Herb Savor will make your herbs last up to three weeks longer.
7. The proper way to store tomatoes: Tomatoes in plastic bags will only ripen faster because of the trapped ethylene gas. Keep unripe tomatoes upside down in a paper bag or cardboard box without touching each other until they ripen, to speed up the process you can mix them with other fruits that will emit ethylene gas.
Perfectly ripe tomatoes should be kept at room temperature, not touching each other and stem side up. Keep overly ripe tomatoes in the fridge. popsugar
8. Mushrooms should be stored in a paper bag in a cool place like the fridge and not plastic bag, to prevent moisture and cause them to mildew.
9. Follow these useful tips as to what to store in the fridge and what store on the counter! thevspotblog.com
10. To keep potatoes from sprouting…store them with apples.
11. Chop green onions and freeze them in a plastic bottle. Make sure the onions are dry before storing to prevent freezer burn. lunchinabox.net
12. Oily herbs like thyme should be treated differently, they can be loosely tied together and left out to dry in open air.
13. Add butter to the cut out side of cheese to prevent it from drying out. thedailymeal.com
14. You can also wrap cheese in cheese paper or wax paper then place it in a plastic bag. Store in the warmest area of the fridge (vegetable drawer). thekitchn.com
15. Keep your lettuce fresh for a whole week with this paper towel trick. The paper towel will absorb the moisture. Learn more here.
16. Mason jars allow your produce to last a few extra days longer than plastic Tupperware. easyst2.blogspot.com
17. Your ginger will grate much easier and last longer if kept in the freezer. lowcarbdiets.about.com
18. By wrapping lettuce, celery, broccoli in tin foil before storing in the fridge will ensure it stays crisp for four weeks or more. preparetodaywardnewsletter.blogspot.com
19. Cut the stems of asparagus, put them in water, put a bag over them and refrigerate. They’ll last for a week or even longer. alwaysorderdessert.com
20. You can preserve herbs by freezing them in olive oil. Ice cubes come in handy when cooking: use one as the base of a dish works best with rosemary,sage etc and the herbs will infuse the oil. thekitchn.com
21. Onions stored with potatoes will spoil faster. Stored in a cool place onions will last two to three months. thevspotblog.com
22. Your berries will last longer when you use this vinegar solution. Mix one part vinegar (white or apple cider) and ten parts water. Swirl the berries in the mixture then drain, rinse and put them in the fridge. Raspberries will last about a week or more and Strawberries will last almost two weeks. passionforsavings.com
23. Before putting it in the fridge, spray leftover guacamole with cooking spray.You should also keep the pit in guacamole. onegoodthingbyjillee.com
24. You may also reuse your plastic bottles & caps to close up your plastic bags. Make sure your produce are dry before putting the cap on.
25. Clean your fridge. If something goes bad in your fridge it affects all the other foods in it already and any additional food you add cause the spoiled food leaves a mold behind that affects other foods-so disinfect your fridge.
26. Delicate herbs stored like flowers: cover with plastic, secure with rubberband and refrigerate. Do this for parsley, basil, cilantro etc.
27. Invest in an ethylene gas absorber, these little pods will absorb the gas emitted by fruits and vegetables hence keeping them fresh up to three times longer. A set of three costs $16. Via-popsugar.com