You'll Never Guess Where You Should Be Storing Your Onions

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Got more onions than one could reasonably use in an evening? Don't want to waste them? Turns out you should be storing them in a pair of panty hose, which can vastly extend your onions' shelf life.


What you need: Onions and a clean pair of panty hose.

What you do: Slip the first onion into one foot of the panty hose. Tie a knot just above the onion, then place another onion on top, tying and repeating the process for as many onions as you have. Once the onions are set, hang the panty hose in a cool, dark place, like a pantry, closet or basement.

Why it works: Keeping onions dry, giving them room to breathe and suspending them in the air maximizes their shelf life. Using this method, onions will stay fresh for up to six months.

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