An Australian mum-of-two has shared her easy trick for keeping berries fresher for longer in the fridge. 

Chantel Mila, from , soaked the berries in vinegar and water before storing them in an airtight container with a bit of paper towel to reduce food waste and keep her grocery bill down. 

The cleaning and organising queen, known as Mama Mila online, shared the trick in a now-viral with her 942,500 followers

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Cleaning and organising queen Chantel Mila has revealed show she keeps berries fresher for longer in the fridge

The mum-of-two soaked the berries in vinegar and water before storing them in an airtight container with a bit of paper towel to reduce food waste and keep her grocery bill down

Chantel starts by combining a quarter of a cup of vinegar and three quarters of a cup of water in a bowl.

She then soaks her berries in the mix in the bowl for 10 minutes to ‘rid spores and bacteria’ revealing the amount of dirt left behind in the solution.

The ‘home hacks’ guru rinses the fruit in water then leaves them to air dry on a clean tea towel.  

Chantel places a few sheets of paper towel at the bottom of an airtight container to absorb moisture, puts the berries on top, seals the lid and stores in the fridge. 

She soaks her berries in a bowl with a quarter cup of vinegar and three quarters of a cup of for 10 minutes to ‘rid spores and bacteria’

Chantel rinses the berries and Menang189 lets them air dry on a clean tea towel. She then stores them in an air tight container in the fridge with a few sheets of paper towel to absorb moisture

According to the Australian, each Aussie wastes more than 300kg of food per person which is the equivalent to one in five bags of groceries or $2,000-$2,500 annually. 

Taking small steps to reduce food waste can significantly slash a person’s yearly grocery bill so previously meal prep pro Katie Lolas shared her storage tips to keep fruits and vegetables fresher for longer. 

The Sydney mum, who goes by Lady Lolas online gave her advice on how best to store vegetable sticks, berries and salads.

In a posted to Instagram, Katie said to keep cut vegetables in water, wash berries with white vinegar and keeping dressings separate from salad leaves to stop them going soggy. 

Taking small steps to reduce food waste can significantly slash your grocery bill so meal prep pro Katie Lolas (pictured) shared her tips to keep fruits and vegetables fresher for longer 

For vegetable sticks, Katie said to keep them in a container with a some water at the bottom and swish the water around every couple of days so they stay crisp and crunchy

For vegetable sticks, Katie said to keep them in a container with a some water at the bottom and swish the water around every couple of days so they stay crisp and crunchy. 

‘With washing berries, add a little bit of vinegar. Make sure you wash them well, pat them dry and this will kill the bacteria and preserve them for double the time,’ she continued. 

In the comments, Katie clarified she used white vinegar to wash the fruit.

She recommended using airtight containers as they will seal in the freshness of the food. 

‘With washing berries, add a little bit of vinegar. Make sure you wash them well, pat them dry and this will kill the bacteria and preserve them for double the time,’ she said

Katie recommended using airtight containers to store food and to keep dressing separate from salad to prevent the leaves from going soggy

‘Store dressings separate from your salads until you’re ready to eat – it’s the dressing that makes your salad soggy,’ Katie said. 

‘Lastly, add a square of paper towel to your salads to absorb any moisture and keep your greens crunchy and fresh.’ 

The clip has been viewed tens of thousands of times with dozens of fans in the comments praising the helpful tips and offering their own food storage hacks. 

‘I’ve been told to put berries in mason jars in the fridge to keep them fresher for longer,’ one viewer advised.     

Another user said she sprays olive oil on chopped avocado