By properly storing foods, you can make them last as long as possible, thereby saving money. Check out About.com's tips on storing produce, bread and more!
Apples should be kept out on the counter and away from any other produce. Bananas should be kept at room temperature, but once they ripen, you can store them in the refrigerator or freezer to make them last longer.
Bread should be stored in a breadbox or on the counter, while butter should be kept in the box it came in inside the refrigerator compartment, but not inside the door. To keep butter longer, you can put it in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Cheese should be taken out of its packaging after purchase, and then wrapped in plastic wrap or wax paper and put in a ziploc bag. Eggs belong in the refrigerator in the carton.
Flour should first be frozen for 2 days to kill any insect eggs that might be in the product, then put it in a tightly sealed container and keep in a cool, dry spot out of sunlight.
Garlic should be kept unpeeled in an open container in a moisture-free, cool place. Honey also should be kept in a cool, dark place, but in an air-tight container.
There are even more tips at About.com, so check it out!