Chantel Mila reveals how to keep your veggies fresh for week

How to keep your veggies fresh for WEEKS: Mum reveals the three hacks to stop wilting and rotting – and it takes minutes to do

  •  Chantel Mila, from Melbourne, revealed the three simple ways to store veggies
  • She begins by suggesting to store herbs in water to stop them from wilting 
  •  Advised to chop carrots and then put them in water in an air tight container

A savvy mum who’s known for sharing cleaning tips has revealed three simple ways to keep your vegetables fresh for weeks.

Chantel Mila, from Melbourne, shared a clip to TikTok showing the quick and easy hacks to make fresh produce last for longer.

She begins by suggesting to store herbs in water to stop them from wilting. 

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Chantel Mila, from Melbourne, shared a clip to TikTok showing the quick and easy hacks to make fresh produce last for longer

Chantel Mila, from Melbourne, shared a clip to TikTok showing the quick and easy hacks to make fresh produce last for longer 

She begins by suggesting to store herbs in water to stop them from wilting.

She also suggested placing a damp towel over greens to keep them crisp.

She begins by suggesting to store herbs in water to stop them from wilting. She also suggested placing a damp towel over greens to keep them crisp.

Many fresh foods are plants and need water to stay fresh  – and this will keep them tastier and fresher for longer.

She also suggested placing a damp towel over greens to keep them crisp.

The paper towels absorb excess moisture from the greens and keep them from getting  too slimy.

It best to also put them in a sealed container to keep out excess air from circulating and slow down the wilting process. 

Thirdly, Chantel advised to chop carrots and celery so they're 'snack ready'. She then suggests submerging them in water to keep them crisp.

Thirdly, Chantel advised to chop carrots and celery so they’re ‘snack ready’. She then suggests submerging them in water to keep them crisp.

Thirdly, Chantel advised to chop carrots and celery so they’re ‘snack ready’.

She then suggests submerging them in water to keep them crisp.

The mum-of-two recently often shares tips and tricks to her 900,000 followers and recently shared tips on how to leave your house sparkling and dust-free.

 The cleaning whizz recommended a homemade mixture of water, vinegar and dishwashing liquid to leave windows crystal clear and streak-free.

Chantel recommended a homemade mixture of water, vinegar and dishwashing liquid for cleaning windows

She said the mix removes dirt and grimes and leaves windows crystal clear and streak-free

The cleaning whizz recommended a homemade mixture of water, vinegar and dishwashing liquid to leave windows crystal clear and streak-free

In a bucket, she mixed together four cups of water with two cups of vinegar and half a cup of dish soap then used a squeegee to clean the glass. 

‘This mix is powerful at removing dirt and grime from your windows,’ the Melbourne mum-of-two said. 

To cut through grease and grime in the kitchen, Chantel wiped down surfaces with another homemade solution of half water, half vinegar and a tablespoon of lemon juice. 

The Melbourne mum-of-two 's first tip is to apply coconut oil to leather boots to help waterproof them before leaving the house

The Melbourne mum-of-two ‘s first tip is to apply coconut oil to leather boots to help waterproof them before leaving the house

Her third tip was to use a lint roller to get rid of dirt and dust in hard to reach areas like the inside of a lampshade. 

Chantel’s clip quickly racked up tens of thousands of views in a matter of hours and impressed many of her loyal followers. 

‘I would use the first solution in the kitchen too! Dish soap is the only thing that works for me to cut food and cooking grease,’ one fan in the comments agreed. 

Chantel has built a strong following online with her home cleaning and organising hacks and previously went viral for sharing some little known tricks to keep boots looking new, drying laundry faster and removing makeup stains from clothes. 

To cut through grease and grime in the kitchen, Chantel wiped down surfaces with another homemade solution of half water, half vinegar and a tablespoon of lemon juice

To cut through grease and grime in the kitchen, Chantel wiped down surfaces with another homemade solution of half water, half vinegar and a tablespoon of lemon juice

Her third tip was to use a lint roller to get rid of dirt and dust in hard to reach areas like the inside of a lampshade

Her third tip was to use a lint roller to get rid of dirt and dust in hard to reach areas like the inside of a lampshade

In the clip, her first tip was to apply coconut oil to leather boots to help waterproof them before leaving the house.

‘You can also use beeswax if you have it at home,’ she added. 

Secondly, she said to place ice cubes in the tumble dryer with your clothes or sheets so they come out wrinkle-free without having to iron them. 

‘This creates a steamy environment that helps reduce wrinkles without ironing. You can also use a wet face towel,’ the 32-year-old said. 

Secondly, she said placing ice cubes in the tumble dryer with your clothes or sheets will create more steam during the cycle and help them come out wrinkle free

Secondly, she said placing ice cubes in the tumble dryer with your clothes or sheets will create more steam during the cycle and help them come out wrinkle free

Finally, Chantel suggested using shaving cream to buff out makeup stains from white clothing which she said works 'like magic'

Finally, Chantel suggested using shaving cream to buff out makeup stains from white clothing which she said works ‘like magic’

Chantel’s final tip was to use shaving cream to remove makeup stains ‘instantly’ from white clothing. 

She applied the shaving cream to stain and buffs it out with a brush to make it ‘disappear like magic’. 

The clip racked up 2.7million views and drew in hundreds of comments from many followers impressed with the unusual tips and tricks. 

‘That makeup removing hack is the one I’ve been needing!,’ one person said. 

‘Ooh had no idea about the shaving cream!!’ another wrote. 

‘What a great idea I’m going to try the coconut oil for my leather boots,’ responded a third.

HOW TO FREEZE YOUR FRESH FRUIT AND VEG 

This Instagram user made sure she was prepped with frozen lettuce, onion and cabbage

This Instagram user made sure she was prepped with frozen lettuce, onion and cabbage

Make your fresh fruit and veg go further and minimise food waste with these expert freezing tips from food waste expert and Oddbox co-founder Emilie Vanpoperinghe:

The majority of vegetables can be frozen, but most will need to be blanched before you do so. This means boiling them quickly for a few minutes before cooling them down straight away in ice-cold water to stop the cooking process. This helps neutralise the bacteria present, which in turn delays the spoilage process.

It’s a good idea to chop up all your veg beforehand, and (if you are able to) freeze them flat on a tray so that they don’t clump together in a chunk of ice, after which you can pop them in freezer packs. If you are limited for space, chop them up and freeze them in small batches instead.

Water-dense vegetables don’t freeze well because water expands and shrinks during the freezing process, so these vegetables will become water-logged and often lose their structure upon defrosting. 

If your fruit has any bruises or gashes, carve these away as these can cause your fruit to spoil quicker. Cut into small bite-sized pieces for ease, and try to pat dry/remove as much moisture from your fruit beforehand.

Only freeze fresh fruit and veg, when it’s still at its prime, and wrap your produce well to avoid freezer-burn. Remove as much air from the packs as possible beforehand.

Don’t forget to label as you can – this helps you keep track so that you know when to use up your produce.

ONIONS

Chop/slice your onions before freezing the pieces on a tray (no need to blanch).

These are particularly good in stews, soups, risottos, sauces etc. Anything where the onion doesn’t have to retain its shape too much (e.g. in a salad) is ideal. Lasts up to three months.

LEAFY GREENS

This can include vegetables such as spinach, kale and chard. Blanching your vegetables will allow them to be stored up to three months, whereas freezing them fresh will mean they deteriorate quicker. 

Note that with leafy greens, you won’t have to boil them for very long in the blanching process. 

If freezing fresh, these leafy greens are great in juices. If freezing blanched, you can throw them in soups as well as into your favourite stir-fries. 

BROCCOLI AND CAULIFLOWER 

Cut into bite-sized pieces. Blanch, drain, and freeze in small packs.

These are great for when you’re craving some veg on the side of your meal, as well as boiled up and tossed into pasta, noodle, and rice dishes. Lasts between nine and 10 months.

POTATOES AND OTHER ROOT VEG

Cut, blanch and dry thoroughly. Freeze in small batches. The mighty potato will be perfect throw into the majority of your usual favourites, as well as easily boiled and turned into mash. 

Other starches work well in pies and casseroles, as well as roasted until crispy. Lasts between 10 – 12 months.

APPLES 

It’s best to peel your apples before freezing (apple crisps are a great way to use them up!) as apple skins are particularly prone to small bruises and marks which can lead to spoilage.

Core and cut into bite-sized chunks and freeze in packs. They work great for the apple sauce base of your usual pies, crumbles, strudels. Lasts between nine and 10 months.

BERRIES

It’s best not to wash your berries before freezing otherwise they tend to trap moisture and clump together. If you do, leave to dry and take the extra step of patting them down before popping into the freezer.

These are delicious whizzed up into smoothies, as well as baked into muffins. Lasts between six and nine months.

BANANAS 

Peel, chop into bite-sized chunks, and freeze. Great for milkshakes, ice cream, and banana pie. Lasts between two and three months.

GRAPES 

Remove any softened grapes, wash and dry thoroughly before freezing. They’re the perfect healthy sweet treat – affordable and delicious. Lasts between six and eight months.

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