Tired of Wasting Food?

These 6 Genius Hacks Will Change Your Life

Did you miss it? The five-second window between your berries being perfectly ripe and when they started to mold?

Don't worry, it happens to us, too. Food waste is actually a huge problem in the U.S., and people are often searching for tricks to help them avoid creating more of it.

Here are some great tips, courtesy of the subreddit r/sustainability, to help you avoid wasting food.

They claim that if you keep your fresh strawberries in an airtight jar and stick that in the fridge, they will last for over three weeks. Usually, they only last for five days max in those little plastic tubs.

Keep Strawberries in Glass Jars

Rinse Berries With Vinegar and Water

If you wash your berries with vinegar and water before you store them, you'll clean off any mold spores that began to grow to maintain their freshness.

Keep Avocados in The Fridge

One great tip suggested by u/NullVoid666 is to stick them in the fridge. Wait until the skin is dark and the texture is a bit soft, and then stick it in the fridge with your other produce. That way, the avocado will stay green and delicious for longer.

Carrots can dry out as quick as a wink if you're not careful. One user suggested keeping carrots in an airtight Tupperware container filled with water to keep them crunchy.

Store Carrots in Water

Try This Loaf-Reviving Hack

Some users claim that you can take a very stale, rock-hard loaf of bread and stick it in water, then bake it in the oven for a while to make it edible again.

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