10 Food Storage Hacks You Need to Know Now

Avoid wasting food by properly storing your stash.

Updated on March 14, 2018 8:03 am

Luisa Wong

10 Food Storage Hacks You Need to Know Now

Food is one of the basic human needs. However, not properly storing it creates food wastage that affects our daily lives. According to The Food Bank Singapore, food wastage is a problem in Singapore. Our food wastage has risen 40% in a decade and is expected to increase due to the growing population and economic activities. That’s a lot of food going into the bins!

While 9 out of 10 Singaporeans are concerned about how much food goes to waste every year, it is very practical to practice proper storage of food at the comfort of our homes. You can avoid kitchen chaos and food wastage by following some of these hacks:

1. Do an inventory.


Before going to the grocery, you must take time to sit down and do a quick inventory of your pantry supplies. With this, you can avoid food wastage by not buying unnecessary supplies.

2. Choose your containers wisely.


In storing your groceries at home, you should be able to discern quality food storage containers. Choose food containers with a sealed lid to keep your food longer. Take-away containers are surely a staple, but these are not water-tight so it can go moist inside. Always remember that to keep your food fresh, choose airtight containers or glass jars to prevent infestation.

3. Label properly.


Put your snacks in containers with chalkboard labels. You should also put the expiration dates in order to avoid food poisoning. These jars are easy to find in kitchen supply stores.

4. Screw it under.


To save space in your kitchen, you can screw lids of mason jars full of dry ingredients into the underside of your kitchen cabinets. It might look a bit complicated, but it is actually ultra simple to do!

5. Freeze your herbs and save them for later use.


Since cooking starts with sautéing oil, onion, garlic, spices, and herbs, you can cut back time in cooking your favourite dish by preparing it ahead of time. Preserve your fresh herbs by freezing them with oil and put them in ziplocks inside your fridge. Use them anytime you need them.

6. Keep your loaves fresh.


Keep the freshness of your bread by storing it at room temperature. Others keep it in the fridge to avoid molds, but it’ll stale faster. Here’s another tip: in order to avoid food wastage, freeze your loaf and toast it for breakfast.

7. Add more storage space.


Take advantage of tiny spaces in your fridge. You can add wire racks in it so you can store more food.

8. Repurpose your baskets.


You can repurpose some of your plastic or metal stackable baskets and bins to store your potatoes, onions, as well as some of your pantry supply overflow.

9. A mint container can go a long way.


If you have empty mint containers, you can use it again as a spice dispenser. It’s handy, easy to use, and cost-efficient.

10. Extend the freshness.


To extend your green leafy veggies’ freshness, you should line your Ziploc bags or any container with paper towels. These absorb moisture that affects the freshness of the vegetables in the fridge.

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