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Why You Should Keep Paper Towels in Your Fridge

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Most of us use paper towels every day to mop up messes and spills. They’re handy, easy to use, affordable, and do a great job at cleaning things up. But, have you ever kept a paper towel in your fridge?

As it turns out, there are multiple uses for this absorbent cloth, and it’s a major life hack to keep some in your fridge.

First, paper towels can make your produce last longer. Have you ever had the best intentions when buying fruits and vegetables at the market? You’re going to eat healthier this week. You’re going to make smoothies and salads and grilled veggies.

But, life happens, and it’s often easier to pop in a frozen pizza. Even if you do make a dent in your vegetables, they can quickly become wilted and less-than-fresh-looking after a few days.

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Keep produce fresh, longer.

By storing your produce in resealable containers with a paper towel, they’ll last longer. The towel will absorb moisture from the fruits and vegetables, making your produce crisper and fresher for days. No one wants to deal with soggy veggies only a few days after buying them.

You should also consider lining your crisper drawer with a few paper towels. If you have loose fruits and vegetables in there, the towels will draw out moisture. More importantly, though, they’ll keep your drawers clean.

Crisper drawers can be notoriously hard to clean when spills happen. When a paper towel absorbs things up, you’ll have less of a mess on your hands.

Whether you use them for spills, to keep moisture away from your produce, or to one your shelves and drawers to avoid big messes, the sky’s the limit when it comes to paper towels. If you’re not already keeping a few in your fridge, take this hack to heart and give it a try.

Stacey Koziel Stacey Koziel
Stacey Koziel is a news writer at LifeSavvy. She's worked as a freelance writer for over ten years, focusing on family and lifestyle content. She also has a background in marketing and social media, and is always eager to talk (and write!) about the latest TikTok trends. Read Full Bio »
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