March introduces the official start of spring. While in previous years we’ve focused our March blog posts on spring cleaning topics, this year we thought we’d take a look at some normal household management issues that you might need to know in order to save money and minimize waste.
Let’s kick this series off by talking about your crisper drawer. Yeah—that drawer at the bottom of your refrigerator. Or maybe you have a couple of crisper drawers in your newer model refrigerator. Either way, do you know what to do with them?
The refrigerator’s crisper drawer is the ideal place to store your produce in order to keep it fresher, longer. The goal is to allow you to adjust the amount of humidity that your produce is exposed to—humidity that can keep some produce fresh, while exhausting others. Generally speaking, fruits like strawberries and tomatoes (yeah—technically they’re fruits!) go into a drawer with low humidity, whereas leafy greens should be stored in high humidity. For a more complete breakdown, go here.