Unless you really, REALLY adore throwing away perfectly good food, we’re all looking for clever ways to make things last longer. From candles to potatoes, prepare for the Awesome.
5 Clever Ways To Make Things Last Longer:
1. Keep candles burning up to 25% longer by putting them in your freezer overnight. The frozen wax burns more slowly.
2. Make a bouquet of flowers last longer by adding a capful of vodka to the water. (Note to self: remember to put flowers IN water/vodka mixture, not club soda and a straw.)
4. Placing a paper towel in your salad lettuce will keep it fresh for at least a week–the towel absorbs the excess moisture which makes the greens wilt.
5. Keep potatoes from sprouting by storing them with an apple. The apple releases a gas that slows down the sprouting process–however! The potatoes and apple must be kept in an open, dry space when air can circulate.
Ready for more brilliant ideas, oh, thrifty soul? Read Buzzfeed’s article here.