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If you get attached to things very much, don't throw them away, reuse them!

We get attached with things, especially those in which we invest money and feelings. There are things that we can’t just throw them away or pass them forward because they remind us of things that happened and they seem to keep the memories impregnated in them.

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So what will we do with the furniture we don’t longer use? We reuse it:). More explicit we find unusual but interesting way to make it useful.

  • Vintage Message Board: if it happens to have a vintage message board and you want to keep it but you don’t know where to store it or what to do with it than it easy. Hang a mattress spring on the wall, clean it from rust and treat it with a clear overcoat for a more vintage look.

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  • Cottage-Style Display Shelf: don’t underestimate the power of imagination and interior design and never think of an item is has no use. For example, Melissa Michaels who works at The Inspired Room, took a small, funny colored stepladder and transformed it in a display shelf and eye-pleaser. The great thing is that the room will look more creative and stylish

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  • Transformation of a dresser: Everyone has an old dresser that they want to change, but instead of changing it why not transforming it in a bright funny kids dresser. Paint it with a bright color that your child loves, write something funny on it or paint your child’s favorite animal and it seems you have a brand new playful dresses. You can even let your child paint on it or draw it with chalkboard, in this way it will look even more irresistible.

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  • Storage Container: If it happens to have tea tins then don’t throw them away. Play with them. Transform a storage container in a stylish one by painting it in different styles.

“Fill the tin with office supplies, kitchen dry goods or bathroom toiletries,” Marian Parsons of Mustard Seed Interiors

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  • Make it Practical: don’t be afraid of your own creativity and take a piece of furniture and make it functional again. Hoosier cupboards used to be very popular back in 20th century. If you have one of this and you don’t know what to do with it, refinish and paint it and you will have a new practical office desk. It will look vintage and modern at the same time. Because it has many drawers you can storage anything you want right next to you.

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I will come back with more ideas about how can you reuse the furniture you don’t want to throw. Have fun.

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From now one, your new passion are wicker baskets!

If you have a passion for wicker baskets but you don’t know how to incorporate them into your beloved house, today I have some brilliant ideas that will rock your world.

These wicker baskets we love so much, are very useful for storing different things like: blankets, pillows, oil and vinegar, dirty clothes, cosmetics and many others. What it’s great about them is that they come in different sizes, shape, style and color.

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Wicker Baskets easy your life and make it more organized. You really need to take them into consideration.

  • Baskets for Entryway: If you want your entryway to look more organized and chic, wicker baskets are the answer. Books, umbrellas, shoes, newspaper or any other items you can store them inside of a wicker basket.
  • Wicker Baskets for Living Room: Your living room can be beautified with wicker baskets and leave the impression that you are an inventive creative person. Place them near the coffee table because you can store things on it or play with them as decorative elements. Wicker baskets are perfect for pillows. If your living room’s furniture is a bench instead of a sofa incorporate wicker baskets inside of it.
  • Wicker baskets for bedroom: Modern bedrooms adore wicker baskets. These items are perfect for small apartments for example, because you can storage your things with style. The basket can go under the bed, or you can choose a bed that incorporates wicker baskets in their design.
  • Wicker baskets for kids room. A kid’s room is a land of toys and games, that is why you need playful interesting wicker baskets that help you organize your kids toys. As I told you before wicker baskets can be found in different sizes, colors, design so you can play with them without worries. Choose wicker baskets that match with the design of the room.

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  • Wicker baskets for bathroom: Your vanity table bathroom can be easily organized with a small or why not large basket. Store all you cosmetics in it and you will have an easy access to them. Your towels can also been stored inside of a large basket which can be put under the sink or you can even hang it on the wall.

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  • Wicker baskets for kitchen: These amazing baskets are an useful item in your kitchen. Place it on the countertop and you have a new home for bottles of oil and vinegar, salt and any other spices you have in the kitchen. You can even place wicker baskets in the kitchen cabinets for a better organization of the bread, vegetables and fruits

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From now one your baby's safety is guaranteed if you take into consideration these protection systems.

When it comes to children danger is everywhere you look. They can transform something totally harmless in something extremely dangerous, that is their power.

And because this is not actually a joke we need to find alternatives in order to keep them safe. Lucky us there are many protection systems for your children that you can easily adjust yourself so you don’t have to trouble your mind if he/she is safe.

Also see: Echo Friendly House

I would start with this  Safety 1st Magnetic Tot Lok Complete Set which will help you keep your baby’s fingers, cleaning products, food or any other items safe. We know how babies have that power of hurting their finger in anything especially drawers this system by installing it inside the cabinet or drawer will protect your children from this pain. The magnetic key is easy to store somewhere high up so the child won’t reach it.

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Safety  Oven Lock. You need this system protection because children tend to explore everything and the oven is a very dangerous land for them. This helps you stay calm and protects your child against burning or other more painful accidents. It is heat resistant and you can install it in the front of the stove.

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Safeway Gate is another important protection system which is essential to baby proofing. Stairs pose are a danger for children of all ages, so this safety gate is specially designed for top-of-stair use but it can be used also in hallways or as a room divider

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There were many cases when children fell off in the pool and no one knew about this and to avoid such tragedies buy an In-Ground Pool Alarm and let worries away from you. This alarm can’t be installed once you install it so anyone who is in the pool and it wasn’t supposed to be there you’ll know. It can be put in a sleep mode if you’re using the pool.

See also: Organizing your kids room

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Corner Protector is another important system against children’s hurting. Children run, fell off, trip and they can always hurt themselves in the corner of a furniture that is why a corner protector is a must when you have kids.

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Electricity is one of the most dangerous danger for your children. Their curiosity is huge so you must have Outlet Covers which can be even elegant, save time, there are easy to install and they are a real angel guard for your baby.

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You will also need strip covers which will keep you baby safe and electronic hubs no longer will be a cause of concern. These are really useful so make sure you buy some.

Skip Hop Bath Spout Cover will determine your baby to enjoy a bath time and it will protect his/her head from bumping the tub spout. Bath become safer with this system protection.

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These are some clever devices which keep your baby safe and you no longer have to stress about its health. Hope I’ve helped you with some ideas.

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Your shoes never felt more comfortable!

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I know that shoe addiction can become a real problem when you no longer have  place to put them and than is why they become a problem.

But because we area creative persons with imagination and motivation, today I will give you some interesting ideas about how you can create your own shoe rack. This can be a very fun activity which allows you to create something by yourself and to make it exactly as you wish.

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And because in many parts of the world October comes with cold weather, shoes for this kind of temperatures must be the replacement of those Summer shoes.

  • REPURPOSE WALL MOLDINGS. This is that kind of rack that shows exactly your personality, especially because it is a rack for heels shoes and because you love your heels you feel the need to show them to other people and this is the simplest way they can admire your shoes. Jenna McArthur, took a disassembled picture frame and transformed it into an array of wall-mounted display racks.

Tip: Buy wall molding from a home improvement store, cut them to size and put the paint you want on them.

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  • ASSEMBLE PVC PIPE CUBBIES, You would have never thought of this wouldn’t you, because you would normally hide the PVC pipes behind something, but when your imagination is let to create the result is this. All you have to do is the ask the supply store to cut the into pieces and after you just have to put glue and stick them on the wall.

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  • SUSPEND WIRE HANGERS. Footwear on the wall looks interesting, you can put it on the back of your closet or in a bedroom corner. This is the best idea when it comes to sandals or flat soled shoes. You need a wire clothing hangers, a string, a yarn or rope.

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These are the easiest ways of creating your own rack which is a funnier way of finding a place for your shoes. You can ask your family help you and have the opportunity to create something together.

Transform work in fun and play with you children!

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Kids are kids and they are full of energy and they live in a different world of ours. They can fly, they are pirates, or queens or animals anyway they are full of energy and they do make a lot of mess.

Well children must learn that their room is a special place where magic can happen so they must keep it clean and you don’t have to clean it for them, you must teach them how to maintain it clean.

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Let’s see some tips about this process of cleaning a kid’s room and see how we should make it a team work. Tips for organizing your kids room.

See your children’ room from their eyes: 

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Start analyzing your kid’s room from his/her level. Take a look at the space, storage, furniture and possessions from his or her position. It is another view, believe me. Avoid any type of adult furniture because small hands can’t manage them. Avoid closet hanging rods because they don’t fit smaller clothing. I think traditional toy boxes are out of fashion.

Any solution you find make sure it fits with your child. If they are younger, you don’t need closet doors at all. Invest in lower clothing rods and child-sizes hangers. Replace traditional toy boxes with floor-level open containers for toys, and you might want to take into consideration plastic baskets for socks and underwear.

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If I were you I would to a daily checklist for maintenance.

Involve your child in every action you do:

Of course it would be much easier to do everything by yourself but your kid needs to learn how to organize his/her  room and what means to do an effort. You must teach your child what are the organization skills and maintenance methods.

This can be really fun, you just have to focus on the child. You are your child organizational consultant from now on. Ask your child what is good in his/ her room what is not, what it is important to him/her, what is not, what is causing problems and what is not, and why it is important for him/her to learn how to be organized. You can make this look like  a very interesting game.

With two brains on the process the organization scheme and system will be much easier to make. If you involve your children active in this process they will understand better the organizational logic and they will maintain their room organized and clean.

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It can’t be that hard because children’s rooms are smaller but anyway they contain outgrown clothing, surplus toys, household overflow from other rooms, you can find anything in a kid’s room and it would be impossible to a child to stay organized when everything is crammed, the drawers are full of thing and the toys are everywhere.

So take your kid’s hand and start sorting, storing everything together. First thing clothes. Store them by seasons. Think if every t-shirt is worn about your child and if don’t make some room for others.

An interesting detail would be a toy library if your kid has too many toys. You can use a large lidded plastic storage container, large boxes, or plastic garbage bags and bring the toys to the toy library. Store them somewhere else not in the same room.

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When your child is bored bring the toy library and rediscover them together.  Older kid can have a higher closet shelves for storing their belongings.

So dear mothers and fathers from now on make this task a play task and everything will be easier.

 

Have fun in your own game room!

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A house without a game room is not a complete house. Having a game room is the best way to have a phenomenal time with your family or friends having everything you need just next to you.

In order to have a spectacular game room you need to follow some easy steps for an extraordinary result. A perfect game room set must have a balance between comfort and technology that makes casual playing in a fantastic game session which will satisfy you completely. 

Step one and the most important one is to Find a room for your future favorite  place. It might look difficult at the first glance because maybe you use the empty rooms for storage but I think it’s more fun to find another place for storage and start transforming that room in a fabulous game room. But in case it’s impossible, take a look at your basement, you can really make it interesting.

Than the best part comes when you choose what technology to use. I recommend  you an Adjustable and Configurable TV Stand – EXPEDIT TV Stand + Uppleva Wall Bracket – IKEA than you need a console or consoles. Analyse the room you’ve chose for entertainment and see where would be the perfect spot for them.

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You need furniture! Choose the best one that it’s in tone with what you  desire and make sure it will make your mood happy. Search for a larger sofa for you and your friends, comfortable armchairs that makes you feel relaxed and ready for action. I would install a mini-bar too, while you’re having fun you can prepare some delicious cocktails and put some sugar on your day.

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It would be wise to search for a cable organizer like a cable box because you don’t want to trip on cables and fall.

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Make sure you have organised everything in your head and you have enough space for what you want to create.

“Keep in mind that most game tables need anywhere from 3-5 feet of additional space around them, otherwise they can overwhelm a small basement,” says interior designer Letitia Holloway of Myers Design.

If you wish for a game table assure your space and don’t forget that you need some space for moving too so don’t over crowd the room you want to constantly feel free to move and breathe.

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Lighting is the most important detail in this room. You must have a high quality lighting for making the right moves on game boards. Make sure that the table is under the glows of a lighter.

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For fairness and even more fun add a scoreboard which will help you remind who’s winning. Make sure you are the one that does this.

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Pets have an unusual way to show us that they don't want to be left alone!

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Animals are wonderful. They really color our lives and make us more active and full of energy. They feel when we are sad and they try to show us their love by doing different things to make us smile. Animals are very intelligent but they’re also very playful and active and of course they will start destroying some pieces of furniture here and there but not because they are bad but because that’s their nature.

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How can we prevent pet’s destructive behavior or at least how can we minimize it? 

When we refer to dogs we know that they love to chew and it is important to know that they chew for some specific reasons like: puppies will chew for their teeth, they can chew because they are bored or because their instinct tell them so, they can be anxious or uncomfortable with the surroundings or if you leave them home alone they will start chewing as a response to their sadness.

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The important thing is to identify the cause and then to find a way to make them stop chewing.

If you’re dog chews different objects in the house it probably does so because it is bored or it wants to play more, exercise and physical activity because it has too much energy. If you buy it special chew toys will also help not chewing your furniture or shoes.

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Yours absence affects it  because it is nervous and anxious and it will start chewing. Here you need to treat the anxiety of the dog. There are specialized dog behaviorists who will use dog socialization, desensitization and counter-conditioning techniques to diminish and cure separation anxiety.

You have to apply discipline corrections and this requires to catch it chewing. You need to catch it doing it because it needs to associate punishment with the act of chewing. When you catch it doing it stop it with a loud verbal command or noise and when it stops, give it a chew toy and when it stops chewing it than give it a praise or a positive reinforcement.

It is also important  to choose the right toy for it. Don’t buy tows which look like shoes or something from the house because he won’t make the difference.

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You can use deterrents which are products that can be applied to household objects and smell or taste unpleasant so it will discourage your dog from chewing them. These products are totally harmful to dogs but not for humans.

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For more advice you have to consult your veterinary. Keep loving your pet! 

 

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Take care of your health and environment by using echo friendly cleaning products!

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Our house is our oasis of relaxation, comfort, joy and love or at least it should be. We want it always clean and fresh and a beautiful perfume to greet us when we enter inside.

Most of us use different cleaning products, usually we try to buy the most expensive one because we’re thinking that they are high-quality. It is important to know that every cleaning product we buy from the store, is toxic. Being toxic it will harm first of all us, then our children, our pets and so on.

A lot of people don’t know that you can clean your house perfectly, by using natural products which are even eatable.

So first of all REMOVE TOXIC PRODUCTS.  They are poisonous. Wasp, spray, oven, cleaner, waxes and polishes each of these are full of chemicals and they are very dangerous for your health and your family’s health. All these can be replaced with natural products made by you.

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Let’s see how you can clean your windows without polluting environment and without concerning about health.

1.  Combine a glass of water with a glass of Vodka and than put the composition in a spray bottle. Add a small scoop of lavender oil because you don’t want your house to smell like vodka. There is no need to use an expensive vodka, the important ingredient is the alcohol.

2. Make your clothes whiter: Admix 3% hydrogen peroxide, which you find in pharmacies, with water and some drops of lavender oil or any other aromatic oil and then use this composition for giving your clothes a brighter white. It is very effective. You can also mix a half of lemon juice with 1 L of hot water, it is also very effective for white clothes and they will smell incredible.

3. Cleaning your bathtub, toilet and sink: These elements must be very clean because most of the germs are living there and you can get infections even if you think that they are clean. Mix 4 scoops of soda with Kosher salt. Clean the bath tub, the sinks and the toilets with this solution. If you are afraid of grate them, use a softer salt. The bathtub can be also cleaned with soda and lemon juice. These natural solutions give great results and you don’t have to worry about side effects.

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4.Natural odorant  Fill a spray bottle with water and some  drops of aromatic oil which you like the most. A great idea would be a tree oil which is stronger and give a more fresh smell to the room. Mix them very good and then just powder into the room.

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5. Clean your dinner services with lemon juice mixed with soda. Soda is also good for eliminating unpleasant smells from the fridge.

6. Clean the dust with a scoop of coconut oil mixed with water and juice lemon or vinegar. Your furniture will look cleaner and brighter. If you don’t have time to prepare the liquid than use only coconut oil, it is a very good anti germs and also gives bright. You can also use it for your shoes.

7.Anti mold solutions: mix lavender oil with lemon juice and water. Lavender is also good for banish moths.

8. Wash out your currents. Mix vinegar with soda in equal quantities and bulk them in the currents.

9.Clean your carpets: If you think that your carpets are full of dust, mix water with vinegar and just powder them. You can rub them if you think that they’re too dirty with a cloth. The blotches can go off if you mix vinegar with salt.

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Clean your House Echo Friendly and you will be healthier and your children can play without having the concern that they will inhale toxic solutions.

 

 

Tired of making always a chaos when you are cooking? Organize your kitchen smart and easy with some DIY tricks!

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If you like to cook for sure you have so much ustensils and ingredients in your kitchen, and when you need them you just making a chaos.

But if you organize your kitchen smart, you will can handle more easier with all the things and you will see that you will be more faster when you will cooking.

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Let’s see some triks for a organized kitchen

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1. Use the six-pack of beer for your fridge. Sometimes when you open the fridge you don’t find anything there, but the six-packs will help you with the saussage bottles, like ketchup, mayonesee, etc

2. Use jars and the plastic boxes. It will help you to find more easier the ingredients and you’re cabinets will be more organized.

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3.  Stickers everywhere. Write on the stickers the names of the ingredients, it will be more easier to found it and for sure you will organise your kitchen more easy.

4. Priorities. Make order in your ingredients and put the most used ingredients in a affordable place.

5. Magnetic spice rack. Create an magnetic spice rack, it will work well on the side of your fridge or on the inside of your cabinets.

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6. Organize your cabinets. Put the small things in a plastic basket.

7. Hang the useful things. You can use the inside of cabinets to put hooks for rags and pot holders.

8. Vertical space. Use the vertical space and put some shelves on top of your shelves.

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9. Hangers again. Hang the pots and pans, it will be more easier to use them.

10. Recycle the old things. Use the magazines holders for the Ziplock bags and aluminium roles.

 

See here how you can store your food for a longer period of time and in good conditions!

How to Store Foods: Healthy Eating

Storing food may seem an easy job, you just place the food in the refrigerator and that’s it. Indeed, recent technology has made refrigerators more and more intelligent and useful, but is that enough to take full advantage of your food? If you don’t know how to store food correctly, it might get rotten faster than usual, so you might want to read our advice on how to store foods properly!

How to Store Food: Separate Fruits

1. Keep the original package. In general, it’s a good idea to keep the food in the package it came with, whether we’re talking about meat, fish or poultry. Moving the meat from one package to another can expose it to all kinds of bacteria, especially if you handle it with your bare hands, so you might want to think again before moving that steak to a different bag.

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2. Use plastic wrap. If however you needed to move a certain aliment, for instance milk or other dairy products, don’t place them back in the container. Simply cover the second bowl with a plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator.

See also: How to Store Food: Healthy Storing

3. Always check the expiry date and other mentions on the package. There are products that have to be consumed in a certain amount of time after opening, while others can last for months. Always check the package and pay attention to the packaging and expiry date, so that you can know when it’s safe to eat it and when you should throw it away.

4. Separate fruits and vegetables. As much as possible, an important tip on how to store foods is to keep fruits and vegetables separately. What does that mean? It means that you should put together carrots with carrots, potatoes with potatoes, bananas with bananas. This is advisable because different fruits or vegetables produce certain types of gasses that can cause other to rot faster than usual and so on, so if you want your foods to keep longer, you should stick them together!

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5. Don’t wait for the food to cool off. Yes, with the old refrigerators, whenever you needed to store foods which were hot, you had to wait for them to cool down. Nowadays however, modern refrigerators can perfectly handle the heat and not break down, which is totally a time saver and makes your job much easier.

How to Store Foods: Fruits and Vegetables

6. Leftovers. Store them in an airtight container or wrap, so that they don’t get exposed too much to air. It’s probably better to divide them in several such containers so that they can cool faster. For instance, instead of having a huge pot with soup, you can have 2 or 3 smaller containers with enough servings you need at one meal.

7. Don’t fill up the fridge. Choose a fridge that suits your needs to store foods and don’t fill it up. If it’s too full, air will not circulate properly and the temperature will not be low enough for the foods to be kept in a safe environment.

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