Last updated on June 9th, 2021
If you think that the refrigerator’s sole purpose is to keep food cold and prevent it from getting spoiled, then you are wrong! Yes, it is true that the refrigerator helps in keeping your food fresh. However, food is not the only thing that you can keep fresh. In fact, there are a lot of household things that you can store in the fridge, in order to maintain its freshness.
To help you out, we bring you 8 household items that you can store in the fridge:
1. Fresh Flowers
Store flowers in the refrigerator to keep them fresh for a longer time. The cold temperature inside the refrigerator prevents the flower petals and stems from getting wilted. So, the next time you have guests coming over, or have an event to attend, buy fresh flowers one or two days before and store them in the refrigerator beforehand. This way, you will have one less thing to take care of on the day of the event.
2. Eye Creams
With increasing stress, it is no wonder that most of us have to rely on eye cream to keep dark circles in control. Though eye creams usually do fine at room temperature, applying cold eye cream right before sleep can be ‘oh so relaxing!’ Additionally, cold eye cream helps to cure puffiness around the eyes.
Lipsticks contain essential oils, that may get spoiled at room temperature. Hence, store lipsticks in the refrigerator to avoid the situation. Since you are storing lipsticks in the refrigerator, they will sweat when brought back to room temperature. But don’t worry, it will not damage your favorite shade.
We all know that warm and soft kohl/kajal is sheer bliss to apply. However, it might be difficult to sharpen the pencil when it is soft. Hence, for a pointed edge and clean line, put it in the refrigerator for some time and then sharpen it.
Since India experiences very hot summer days, many find it difficult to rest their head on the pillow. For a well-rested night, keep freshly cleaned pillowcases in the refrigerator to turn them cool. Simply, slip one just before you sleep, and rest assured, you will be sleeping like a child, in no time.
6. Nail Polish
Refrigerating nail polish increases its shelf life. However, remember, storing nail polish in the refrigerator makes it thicker and difficult to apply. Hence, keep it for some time at room temperature, so that the nail polish’s consistency becomes thinner again, before applying it.
7. Homemade and Organic Cosmetics
Most of the homemade and organic cosmetics don’t contain any preservatives. Hence, refrigerating them is the only way to increase their shelf life.
8. Metal Bowls and Whisks
If you are into baking, then this one is for you: Whipping cream with warm tools can be quite a task. Make this process easier on you by sticking the bowls and whisks in the refrigerator for a while. The chilled utensils and tools will make it easier to whip the cream.