If your goal is to keep leafy produce and herbs fresh in the fridge for longer this year, then this simple hack is for you.
There's nothing worse than mentally preparing to enjoy a salad only to realize that once-fresh bag of greens has wilted and become inedible.
As soon as you buy a new package of greens -- whether it's prewashed in a plastic bag from the grocery store or from the farmer's market -- add a paper towel to the bag to absorb any moisture and protect the produce from going limp.
For tender greens and smaller tender herbs, like cilantro or parsley, there's a similar trick.
Wait to fully wash the herbs until you're ready to use them. In the meantime, lightly moisten a paper towel, ring out any excess water and wrap the herbs in the towel, then add it to a sealed container to store in the vegetable drawer or crisper.