Social media has made "hacks" and "secrets" around your home common knowledge to everyone.

People are literally famous millionaires because they share little tips and tricks to make your life easier.

Take "That40YearGuy", for example. He has made a career out of informing the public of little tricks around the house. In this video, he shows how to lower your mixer so it actually touches the bottom of the bowl.

At any rate, there are certain helpful money-saving things that some people know about at a young age, and others do not find out until they are much older.

Some of the hacks that I see are mind-blowing, others I am already aware of.

One "trick" that is becoming increasingly popular is to put paper towels in your fridge. You may be reading this and thinking, "Why the heck would I store my paper towels in the fridge?"

Let me be the first to tell you if you are unaware:


Putting paper towels in the same drawer as your produce, around your produce, in the same Tupperware container as your produce, etc. can and will prevent it from going bad.

I know this, and have done it for years. I am writing about it now for two reasons. #1. Reader's Digest just put out an article about this, which brings me to #2. I have been doing this for a long time, I know it works, and you should be doing it too.

No judgment coming from me if you did not know this "hack", because I just learned how to link Facebook and Instagram accounts. So there are plenty of "common knowledge" things that I am still learning.

Back to the paper towels. As your lettuce (my favorite use for paper towels) sits in your fridge for days, moisture is released. The moisture is kept in the fridge drawer, and turns the lettuce gross, brown, and soggy.

When you put a paper towel around the lettuce or any produce, the paper towel absorbs that moisture, keeping your produce fresh for WAY LONGER.

Give it a try and thank me later.

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