My 6p trick prevents your bread from going mouldy. I am a home expert.


THERE’S nothing more annoying than going to make a sandwich and finding that your bread has gone mouldy.

But now, thanks to consumer expert Tom Church, there’s a cheap hack to avoid this happening to you.

Follow Tom's tip for longer lasting bread


Tom’s tip will help you make bread that lasts longerCredit: Getty

And no, it’s not putting your bread in the freezer.

Speak to the MirrorTom, the co-founder and chief executive of the money-saving group to a report, storing bread with a stick or celery can help prevent it from drying out.

“If you’ve ever opened your loaf of bread to make a sandwich, only to discover that it’s gone mouldy, consider placing a stick of celery into the bread bag,” Tom suggests.

It may sound strange, but bread absorbs the moisture from celery, which will allow it to remain fresh.

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“Your loaf won’t become dry and mouldy at the same rate, so your chances of getting a sandwich together will increase.”

With a bunch of celery costing around 40-50p, and with six to eight sticks in a bunch, you’re looking at around 6p a stick.

And if you already purchase celery in your weekly shop then you won’t even be spending any extra money.

Following Tom’s tip you may end the week with less food waste and won’t have to make an extra trip back to the supermarket for more bread.

Talking about the amount of money saved by this, Tom adds: “”If you buy bread such as the £1.20 Hovis Soft White Medium weekly and only buy half as much due to this hack, you’d be saving just over £31 a year.”

He shares another top tip: Wash strawberries in vinegar. This can keep them fresh for up to 2 weeks.

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You can wash them with one cup white vinegar and three to four cups of water.

“Dry them thoroughly and place them in a container with paper towels,” Tom explains.


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