1. Keep bananas away from other fruit and vegetables as the emit a gas called ethylene and that way your food will last longer. T. Brewster – Orange NSW 
  2. Lining Tupperware and the bottom of the crisper compartment of the refrigerator with newspaper keeps fruit and vegetables fresher for longer it really works and recycles! H. Commens – Windorah QLD 
  3. Actually I use tupperware and thats the best all time tip. It keeps everything fresh and neat! Love it! K. Sascia – Ballarat VIC 
  4. I used to throw out left over pasta or rice now I pop it in a snap bag and into the freezer. L. Middleton – Donvale VIC 
  5. Trim the bottoms of lettuce cauliflower broccoli and celery  Refresh them in cold water and they will keep in tupperware for longer. L. Shaw – Brassall QLD 
  6. Keep the fridge tidy and not overstocked: food that gets pushed to the back gets overlooked and wasted. N. McAlary – Mount Ommaney QLD 
  7. Don’t leave old food in the fridge with the fresh – not only will it smell bad but the fresh food will go bad faster. M. Higgs – Deception Bay QLD 
  8. When purchasing a loaf of bread freeze it take out only the slices you use for that day no more stale moldy wasted bread. A. Clark –Youngtown TAS 
  9. To freshen up stale bread dampen hands and pat onto bread  Bake bread in moderate oven a few minutes until it crisps up. M. Camilleri – Wetherill Park NSW 
  10. I chop and freeze half my veggies on grocery days to ensure nothing goes bad The other half I chop and refrigerate to save time. D.Kingsbury – Ellenbrook WA 
  11. When loading eggs into the fridge write the use by date on the one you’re likely to use last! Never risk a bad egg again! T. Millson – Carrum Downs VIC 
  12. After opening cans or jars of tomato paste and other similar items spoon into iceblock trays and freeze you’ll never waste any again! R. Keller – Clifton Springs VIC 
  13. When freezing leftover meals find out how long it can be kept in freezer. Write use-by date on container to avoid food being wasted. A. Boyce – Reedy Creek QLD 
  14. Cover the open end of cheese with a liberal serve or butter or margarine to stop it drying out. J. Jansen – Cecil Hills NSW 
  15. Place a dry sponge in the bottom of your fridge crisper to keep fruit and vegetable fresh for a longer peiod of time. Trust me it works. C. Wilkinson – Turton SA 
  16. On puchasing rock melon or water melon. I wash and cut it into chunks before I pop it into the fridge. It gets eaten and not wasted. S. Howard – Beaumont Hills NSW 
  17. Once an avocado is open squeeze lemon juice on the remainder of avocado and then store in an air tight Tupperware container. A. Juresic – Bossley Park NSW 
  18. I put all my crackers etc in the fridge they never go off and are always crunchy. S. Mikhaylova – Ashmore QLD 
  19. Scoop out stale rolls to form a hard edible shell for serving soup dips salads or whatever else can normally be served in a bowl! M. Evans – Craigmore SA 
  20. Don’t wash strawberries before storing them in the fridge. They last heaps longer if you leave the washing until just before eating. T. Pacey – Mitchelton QLD

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