Money Saving Expert shares where you should be storing food to cut down on spending – Glasgow Live

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Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis has shared the secrets on where to keep your food in the house in order to save on the weekly food shop.

With the cost of living increasing tenfold over the last few weeks, many of us are looking at areas where we could save a few pennies. One of these areas people are focusing in on is the weekly food shop, budgeting for cheaper items and trying to make food last longer.

Money expert Martin Lewis has shared his top tips on how to save on the weekly shop, which includes where you should be keeping certain products.

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Read on below for all the details, and find out if you’ve been keeping certain foods in the wrong place.

What should I be keeping in the fridge?

This is always a debate in households, should ketchup go in the fridge, where do I stick my bread? Here’s what should be in the fridge, according to their food labels:

  • Eggs
  • Oranges
  • Most fruits and vegetables, with exceptions
  • Milk
  • Meats and protein
  • Dairy in general – yoghurts, cheese etc

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And here’s what shouldn’t go in the fridge:

  • Potatoes
  • Bananas
  • Onions
  • Pineapples
  • Bread

These foods should be kept in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

Other tips that Martin Lewis gives to keep the weekly food shop price down include:

  • Use leftovers to make different recipes to empty your fridge before restocking
  • Have an ‘eat it first’ section so products don’t go to waste
  • Meal planning
  • Store bread in the freezer to keep it for longer

For more information on how to save money on the weekly food shop, check out the Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert website here.


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