10 Non-Food Items to Keep in the Fridge
Posted On May 23, 2016
Your fridge and freezer are probably stocked with delicious foods to make your signature breakfast smoothies, lunch bowls, and bloat-free dinners. We get it. But if there’s space to spare, try squeezing some of these non-food items in there.
- Organic and Natural Beauty Products
Whether it’s a homemade face mask or a store-bought item free of preservatives, you should store organic and natural beauty products in the fridge directly after opening.
- Eye Cream
The most powerful eye creams combat fine lines, puffiness, dark circles, and more. But if you want to up your game, place your eye cream in the fridge and the cooling effect will help with de-puffing. Cold temperatures constrict blood vessels and reduces the flow of fluid into the soft tissue. This ultimately results in the reduction of inflammation/ puffiness around the eyes.
For a more precise tip, store your eye pencil in the fridge for at least 10 minutes before applying. If you’re in a hurry, place them in the freezer for rapid cooling!
- Beauty Oils
From argon to lavender to marula, essential oils have long been a go-to for those looking for a transformative skin-care fix or going through a healthy hair phase. However, to keep the organic oils in their purest form, store them in the fridge. Light, air, and heat all break down oil – keeping these essentials cool will prevent that process.
- Panty Hose
This process isn’t as simple as sticking your stockings in the freezer for five minutes, but it may be worth it after all. It is rumored that if you place your nylons in the freezer, you’ll extend their lifespan and prevent runs. Here’s how it works: wet the new pantyhose, wring them out, stick them in a plastic bag, and freeze. Once frozen, allow them to thaw, and they’re good to go!
With experience, many of us know that constantly washing our jeans can fade the color and make them feel worn out. Well, freezing denim can actually revive the fabric when your favorite pair of skinnies begin to feel dingy.
- Something Sticky
Aside from jeans, there’s no need to freeze your closet – unless you got a little messy with candle wax or gum. Life happens. So if you’re ever in a sticky situation, place the laundry item into the freezer until the sticky goop hardens. It’ll be much easier to chip off the mess.
- Pillow Case
Sleeping on an ice cold pillow every night is like heaven on earth. There’s no harm in placing your pillow cases in plastic bags and storing them in the freezer from here on out. You’ll thank me once those hot summer nights become chillier. Place your collection in the freezer and swap nightly.
Want to keep your flowers fresh longer? Simple. Store them in the fridge just as your local florist does!
- Sealed Envelop
Signed. Sealed. Not delivered. If you forgot to add something to a sealed envelope, have no fear – the best way to cleanly unseal is by placing it in a plastic bag and popping it in the freezer for an hour or two. The adhesive will loosen making it easy to open. Once the envelope has made it back to room-temperature, you should be able to re-seal it.