Food storage is challenging, but the rewards are plentiful—both for your family’s nutrition and your pocketbook. Cooking at home as opposed to eating out can save you money and be better for your health, but not if you’re constantly throwing away food or failing to store food safely. Here are some tips to help you get the most, and the best, out of your food storage organization.
Use high-quality containers
Your food will only be as safe as the container in which it’s stored. Air-tight, leak-proof containers are important, and vacuum-sealed containers are even better. Preventing cross-contamination in the fridge between meats and produce, storing produce that hasn’t been properly washed, or failing to store food in an airtight container or vacuum-sealed bag can all compromise the freshness and safety of your food.
Keep your storage organized
Let’s face it—food prepping and food storage take time. And having to search through a disorganized jumble of storage containers can make you think twice about doing it at all. This is why organization is key to getting the most out of your food storage. The right sized containers with properly-fitting lids can make all the difference, and storing them with the lid ON makes it simple to grab what you need without having to dig.
Rotate your Food Storage
To maximize freshness, rotate through your frozen and dried food storage. Using and replacing the food is how you’ll keep it fresh and make sure you don’t have expired food storage when you need it the most. Keep it stored and organized by expiration date so you can easily grab the oldest item, with the newest stored in the back.
Add “organize food storage” to your to-do list, and don’t forget to order a vacuum sealer today to maximize the quality and freshness of your food storage.