18 remarkable tricks to make your food last longer

Because a full fridge is a happy fridge.

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Saving money on your food shop doesn't stop at the supermarket. Allow your hard earned pennies to go even further by reading up on these simple yet effective tips that'll extend the life of your grub for longer.

That way, your keeping money in your pocket AND saving trips to the supermarket.

What's not to love?

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

Butter the cut side of your cheese to stop it drying out

Store apples with potatos 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

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.

Wrap lettuce in tin foil to keep it crisp for longer

Reuse bottles to close up your plastic bags

Rinse stawberries 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

Freeze it

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!

Rub an ice cube over stale bread, then bake for 12 minutes to revive it.

14.Reduce unpopped kernels by cooking popcorn in a bowl topped with a plate.

Keep older food at the front of the fridge so you can see what' needs to be eaten

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

And lastly....DON't stick to best before dates

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-

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