Green Tip #59: Utilize Cold Storage

root vegetable cold storageSome fruits and vegetables don’t need to be refrigerated.   Apples and a lot of root vegetables can be stored in a cold storage area instead of taking up precious room in your fridge.  For example, garlic, onions, potatoes, carrots and apples will last a good long time if they are stored in a cool dark area.  In our old house we had a cold room and in our new (old) house there is no heat source in the kitchen so the cupboards stay good and cool.

Green Tip #58: Don’t Buy New Dishes Yourself

dishesIt has been years since Sustainable PF and I bought any new dishes for our kitchen cupboards. The last additions were gifts from his grandfather-very nice ones. And before that, mugs I got at a garage sale. So if you are in need of some new dishes, maybe too many landed on the floor or have become chipped and unusable over the years, consider getting them second hand or putting them on your next birthday/Christmas list. It won’t cost you a thing and your kitchen will be restocked with beautiful, usable dishes.

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photo credit: Sarah Korf