Food-Drink

7 Simple Storage Tricks for Making Fresh Food Last Longer

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 (Photo credits: above photo: Thinkstock; below infographic: Pounds to Pocket)

Think that lettuce in your fridge is still good? It's not.

We know because we broke into your house earlier and rummaged through your fridge. All that's left of your romaine hearts are a couple of brown, flaccid leaves.

It was disgusting.

You know what you should have done? You should have wrapped your romaine in paper towels, then placed it in a plastic storage bag before you tossed it in the fridge. That way, all the excess moisture from the lettuce would be wicked away from the leaves, giving you a few more days' worth of freshness, and giving us enough romaine to make a nice salad.

You know what? We also noticed how your tomatoes and potatoes looked a little past their prime. If you're constantly plagued by spoilage problems like these, you should probably take a look at the infographic below, courtesy of U.K. lending firm Pounds to Pocket. They've got all sorts of tips for keeping your produce, eggs and cheeses fresh, saving you time and money. 

Then again, money doesn't seem to be a big concern in your household. How much did that imported Spanish ham cost? A lot, right? That stuff was delicious!