Caroline Solomon, aka Neat Caroline, is a professional home organiser based in New York. She posts food storage hacks to her 181k followers on TikTok. Recently, she showed how to keep mushrooms fresh and mozzarella and feta ready to eat.
The foodie influencer detailed the hacks in her “seven ways to make food last and reduce food waste”.
Caroline advised: “Store mushrooms in an open paper bag in your fridge.
“The bag will absorb excess moisture and prevent sogginess.”
The best place to put mushrooms is in the main compartment of your refrigerator.
Avoid the classic produce drawer, as this is actually too moist for mushrooms. It’s also a good idea to try and store them flat.
Storing mushrooms on top of one another will eventually cause bruising.
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Caroline recommended using “the tops of strawberries to make your own strawberry-flavoured spa water”.
The content creator previously shared a hack to save money on energy bills by carefully using your freezer.
She included the hack in her list of eight energy-saving tips for the home.
Caroline said: “Pack things tight in the freezer but leave space in the fridge for airflow.”
The more food in your freezer, the less hard it has to work to keep all the food frozen.
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