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25 Things That’ll Help You Go To The Grocery Store Less

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1. A flip top you attach to your bottles to make sure you get EVERY. LAST. DROP so you don't have to buy ketchup or salad dressing as often.

Amazon

Promising review: "This gadget is FANTASTIC. We placed it on a squeeze bottle of honey because I'm always aggravated that the last 1/3 of a bottle of honey is so difficult to get out. I like that this doesn't change the height of the bottle so it can fit on the same shelf. Flip-it also allows us to keep the honey stored upside down so every drop will be ready as the bottle empties. I'm so impressed that it has a fail safe cap so it closes off automatically when you're done squeezing the product and eliminates concerns of leakage. They are substantially constructed and should last a very long time." —O. Sutherland

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $19.99.

2. A reusable silicone bag that will not only help you reduce your plastic use (and feel good about doing your part for the environment), but also keep your produce fresh longer in the fridge or freezer.

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Plus, you can sous vide or marinate with these, and they're dishwasher and microwave safe!

Promising review: "This is an amazing idea! I keep my frozen bananas in them when they start to go bad. The freezer disposable bags used to freezer-burn them. These reusable bags keep these from getting freezer burn, and they taste amazing in my smoothies. Plus, they're easy to close! I need 100 more! I love this color, however I think I would lean towards clear since if I have multiple in the freezer, it's easier to see what's in them." —Sasha

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three sizes and 12 colors/prints).

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3. A miracle plastic container with FreshVent technology to regulate the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide to keep your berries fresh for up to 2 (!!) weeks.

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Promising review: "This is the best product out there, and Walmart has one of the best prices for these containers. I constantly buy fresh fruit, such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc. I am lucky if these fruits can make it to the end of the week from when they were originally bought. However, I placed these fruits into this container and what a difference. My fruit stayed fresh going on like 2 weeks without any spoilage or mold!" —Alyssa

Get it from Walmart for $10.98.

Read one BuzzFeeder's full review of the Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver here.

4. A fridge liner designed to help air circulate around produce so they don't spoil, and so you can enjoy the fruit you forgot you bought instead of buying new ones.

Amazon

Promising review: "Surprisingly, it works. I was really skeptical because it just looked so simple and plain, and I thought how was this going to work?? But I gave it a try anyway....and sure enough my fruits and veggies last so much longer. I'm a single mom of two kids, so i forget what have in the fridge because I'm so busy. This helps me from always having to throw out money from wasted produce. I love it. You do have to cut to fit." —Claudia Y. Gomez

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $9.89 (also available in a six pack).

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5. A set of airtight containers you'll cereal-isly love when you wake up on Saturday morning and can have breakfast ready in a matter of minutes.

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Promising review: "The quality of these are excellent, and they can be washed easily in a dishwasher!! I want to buy more as it's never good to leave your cereal in the box because of bugs. Plus, they can go stale. This is air tight and makes the cereal last for so muchhhh longer!! I HIGHLYYYYYYY RECOMMEND!" —Nicole Frankel

Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.99.

6. A Fresh Flip lemon pod that'll keep both lemon halves and lemon slices fresh and ready for use.

The Container Store

Get it from The Container Store for $2.99.

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7. A freezer tray to store the extra herbs you buy when your recipe calls for four tablespoons of fresh parsley, but the grocery store only sells it in bushels meant to serve hundreds.

Amazon

Promising review: "These little freezer cups are awesome. They makes it really nice when you need some fresh herbs, and you don't want to run to the store all the time. Also, makes it nice to freeze the fresh herbs I grow." —DUCK

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

8. A dish you ~butter~ believe will help help keep your butter nice and soft so you never have to spread hard butter on toast again. (Oh, the luxury!)

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Plus, the dish has measurements so you can easily add 2 tablespoons to that recipe you're cooking. And it's dishwasher safe!

Promising review: "I love that it has measurements on it for when I am cooking. It makes it so easy to get exactly what I need. Its no-slip grip keeps it in place in the fridge. The dish locks out odors, and preserves the freshness of the butter. The entire dish is dishwasher-safe. Perfect design." –Holly Lee

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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9. A knife perfect for a peanut butter lover who wants to stop wasting all that deliciousness that's left in the jar a regular knife can't reach. This will extend the life of the jar!

The Grommet

Promising review: "This works great. It gets much more of the product out of the jar from all the nooks. After I'm done, I cut the used jar in half and let my dogs lick it clean. They hate the knife because there's much less peanut butter left in the jar now." —ARMAND

Get it from Amazon for $12.95 or The Grommet for $12.95.

10. A salad spinner that'll get all the moisture out of your lettuce so your greens don't go bad immediately after you open them. *shakes fist in the air*

Amazon

Promising review: "I LOVE this salad spinner. It sits out on the counter, as I use it so often. I got so tired of wasting money on the prepackaged salads because they would go bad shortly after opening the package. So now, I buy salad greens in bulk, make enough salad to fill this container, and then bag it myself. The salad lasts MUCH longer!! I have absolutely no regrets in getting this easy salad spinner. It's large enough to fill a gallon size storage bag. Plus, it's easy to spin—just push down several times, and it gets rid of the moisture." —V. Robinson

Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

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11. A wine saver with two vacuum stoppers to reseal the bottle for the times when it's not in your best interest to finish the whole thing by yourself in one night.

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Promising review: "My wife loves red wine. I don't. We're also poor. This means that when we open a bottle, she's had to do one of two things.

1) Drink it all at once. This leaves my 90lb wife in a pile on the bathroom floor. No fun.

2) Leave it open. The cheap stuff we buy goes bad pretty darn fast. She either drinks the stale wine, or makes sangria.

This was a nice cheap vacuum that worked well and held a seal on a variety of sized bottles. My wife can enjoy a glass a day all week and not feel guilty about it going bad. I won't say that it's saved my marriage or anything like that, but it's nice little addition to our kitchen." —John

Get it from Amazon for $11.89.

12. A Just Ripe fruit bowl that has three different areas to store fruits and vegetables that ripen at different rates.

Uncommongoods

Promising review: "I put pears and avocados in the bottom because things don't ripen quite so quickly in the bowl, and I put oranges, lemons, limes and apples on top, and hang bananas. I used to put everything into one bowl, but there would inevitably be a bruise from the wight of the other fruit, or totally uneven ripening so that some things were not ready, while others were very soft. This bowl makes it much easier to separate out things that ripen at different speeds. (If you need to hurry anything along, you can put it on top and put your garlic in the bottom). The bowl was very easy to assemble." —Tara

Get it from Uncommongoods for $65 or a similar style from Amazon for $16.87.

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13. A set of airtight food storage containers to keep your pantry stocked full of fresh food because there's not much worse than thinking all day about eating a specific cookie and then getting home and realizing it's stale.

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The set includes a 2.1-qt container, a 1.5-qt container, two 0.9-qt containers, and a 0.3-qt container.

Promising review: "These storage containers are a cut above the rest. I prefer them over the routine snap closure food storage containers. They really seal in freshness and lock out air, keeping food from getting stale. The food stays fresh for longer. It is so easy to use. I put my kid's snacks in them, as it is also very kid friendly. I also love buying this set as gifts for friends and family." —Jd321

Get a set of five from Amazon for $49.95.

14. A Bluapple produce extender that works for three months to keep your produce from wilting when your friend suggest happy hour that turns into dinner (even though you promised yourself you'd go home and make dinner yourself). With this, you know you food will still be as good to use tomorrow!

Amazon

Promising review: "These REALLY work! We have to move them away from our fresh fruit so it would ripen! My produce is lasting at least three times as long without spoilage. This is a great product, and I have already bought many as gifts. They don't seem to work on tomatoes, but they are great with bananas, apples, kiwi, pears, grapes, plums, peaches, lettuces, mushrooms, and many more fruits and vegetables." —Jacki

Get it from Amazon for $18.26.

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15. An artisanal cheese storage container designed specifically to keep moisture away from your ~fancy~ cheese so it *stays* ~fancy~ till your next soirée.

The Grommet

Plus, you can write on the container so you remember exactly what kind of cheese is inside.

Promising review: "No more rotten cheese! Our cheese vault has really saved us a lot of money. Our expensive cheeses stay fresh longer and I don’t have to scrounge for wraps or (gasp!) plastic wrap. We are so pleased we are going to buy another one!" —Denise D

Get it from The Grommet for $29.95 (available in yellow, white, and orange).

16. A bread box because, just like Oprah, we love bread (especially bread that doesn't go stale in one day). The lid on this is not air tight to give the bread the space it really needs to breath and stay crisp.

Amazon

Promising review: "I have never used a bread box before, but I love the style of this one and am pleasantly surprised at how much longer my bread lasts before becoming dry or, worse yet, moldy. The box is large enough to store my wheat bread and two kinds of rye bread without flattening the bread. I'm very pleased." —Cheryl Hays

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

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17. A pack of reusable vacuum zipper bags to not ~suck~ out the life of your meat and cheese slices.

Amazon

Promising review: "I use these bags over and over again. They usually go through five washes before they do not hold the vacuum anymore. Since these became available I find that I am not using my big machine very frequently. You will be amazed on how good vacuum sealed cheese, bacon, and vegetables keep with these bags. No mold! Plus, they're great for freezing fish and meats. Just be sure to pre-freeze and then vacuum." —Flamethrower

Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

18. An avocado holder you'll basically want to hug after you use it because it will keep your avocado from browning, and your avocado toast will never be the same.

Walmart

Promising review: "Out of the various avocado keepers, this is probably the best. It will fit any size avocado and can be tightened to keep as much air out as possible. The half avocado stays pretty well for 24 hrs with minimal browning. I do put it in a quart size zip bag also." —MollieSue

Get it from Walmart for $2.86.

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19. A Coffee Gator container with a valve designed to omit the natural co2 coffee needs to get out, but also stop oxygen from getting in and ruining your precious baby.

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Promising review: "Ok I admit to being a coffee snob, but my first espresso of the day makes me into a sentient human being. My wife would say being a snob is worth it. Which brings me to the Coffee Gator. Simply put. It works. It does what it's suppose to do and keep the coffee in as a fresh a condition as possible, which makes all the difference in the world to me. Spending top dollar on carefully selected beans is a waste if you let them go stale. And stale coffee makes me a grumpy human. You wouldn't like me when I'm grumpy. So on behalf of my fellow human kind, thank you Coffee Gator." —Sdh

Get it from Amazon for $29.97+ (available in five colors).

20. A set of food huggers that fit on both produce *and* cans or jars, so you don't have to throw away that half can of black beans you don't know what to do with.

Amazon

Promising review: "These are so wonderful to have on hand. Plus, they prevent food waste. They're easy to use and easy to clean. These food huggers help save you money while keeping you from using your precious Pyrex to store food scraps. If I use them on anything stinky (like an onion), I simply soak in a little water/vinegar mix and poof...no smell!" —Dr K

Get it from Amazon for $6.92 (available in greens and berry color selection).

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21. A sack made of light-blocking cotton/linen to protect your root vegetables (potatoes, onions, shallots, etc.).

The Grommet

Promising review: "No more ugly storage bins on the floor. I know exactly what I have and nothing gets spoiled by sitting in the bottom too long. Great space saver." —Debra

Get it from The Grommet for $9+ (available in three sizes).

22. A microwave popcorn popper and kernels that'll eliminate your need to buy bags of microwave popcorn again. Just fill the popper with kernels and in minutes you have delicious (and healthy) popcorn!

Amazon

Having one of these has seriously changed my life. Buying microwave popcorn can get pretty expensive, and usually there are only three bags in the box. With one of these, I'm able to make as much or as little popcorn as I want, whenever I want. It's convenient and keeps me from rushing to the grocery store whenever I decide to have a movie night.

Promising review: "Amazing! I love that I do not have to buy microwave popcorn anymore! This is so easy and much, much healthier. I bought one for my parents who still make their popcorn in a kettle on the stovetop. They use theirs almost every night! My Mom’s favorite part is that now Dad makes the popcorn; her second favorite part is that it collapses for easy storage. Dad’s favorite part is that nearly every kernel pops, so there is less waste. The silicone is food-grade quality. I highly recommend this product to all popcorn lover’s out there!" —Stephanie Launier

Get the popper from Amazon for $15.90 (available in 14 colors) and the kernels from Amazon for $10.08.

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23. A pack of eco-friendly beeswax food wraps that'll replace your need for plastic wrap. All you have to do is use the warmth of your hands to mold the wrap over a bowl, container, or food, and as it cools, it will create a seal to protect it.

Amazon

Promising review: "This is my second order of these, they are just perfect. They keep my veggie fresher longer and create a much better seal than plastic wrap or tin foil. Easy to clean and wonderful to use. I always suggest to my friends and family." —ruby 1987

Get a set of three from Amazon for $19+ (available in five designs).

24. A Mico-Thermal bag resealer with a USB recharger that uses heat to create an airtight seal on all your chips, crackers, freezer food bags, and more.

The Grommet

Promising review: "I thought this was a small gimmick, however it is fantastic. I buy spices by the pound in big bags, and all you do is cut off a section of the bag to pour, and press and slide this puppy, and it is sealed. Just remember to get the air out! On a chip bag, you can just cut the corner off. I really like not having to eat a whole bag of something and being able to perfectly seal any bag. The next time, just cut the bag lower than the seal, and reseal. You can just trim the bag one eighth of an inch for each use." —Kenneth

Get it from The Grommet for $15.

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25. A brown sugar-softening bear you soak in water for 20 minutes and then place in your brown sugar to ensure that it stays moist and ready for use for three to six months.

Amazon

Promising review: "This is the second brown sugar bear I've purchased because they work so well. They are simple to use and very effective. Soak it in water and then place it in your brown sugar container. It will keep the sugar soft and easy to scoop. If you have brown sugar that has already hardened and is like a solid rock, you can place the bear in the container and by the next day you will be able to scoop it again. It's simple, effective, and inexpensive. There is no reason not to get this little bear." —Hannah M.

Get a set of two from Amazon for $8.99 (also available in gingerbread, maple leaf, and sugar cookie shapes).

Me every time I attempt to go to the grocery store:

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