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5 Non-Food Items You Should Store in the Fridge

It’s not just for fresh produce and frozen treats after all

Photography: Samsung (Main Photo)

Believe it or not, the refrigerator can do more than just keep fruits and vegetables fresh—it can be a multitasking piece, too. With its consistently cool temperature, it has the power to keep a lot of non-food items in tip-top shape! Wondering which household essentials you should be making room for in your fridge? Check out our handy list below: 

1. A sealed envelope (or anything with adhesive)

Do you need to open a sealed envelope without tearing paper? Place it inside a Ziploc bag and pop it in the freezer for an hour or two to loosen the glue. If in case you need to re-seal it, just wait for it to reach room temperature again and you won't have any problems.

2. Pillowcases

This trick is especially useful in the summer! Fold up your pillowcase, place it inside a Ziploc bag and leave it inside the fridge for a few hours. Before you hit the hay, take it out and put it back on your pillow—it'll leave your head cool all night long. 

3. Organic cosmetics

If you're into handmade cosmetics or chemical-free beauty products, it's best to store them in the fridge when not in use to extend its lifespan. Since it doesn't contain any preservatives, it might not be able to hold up well in warmer temperatures. 

4. Face creams

Same goes for skincare, too! Aside from keeping them from expiring quickly, the cool temperature gives you an extra boost for depuffing sleepy eyes or a tired face in the morning. 

5. Fresh blooms

If you want to keep flowers fresh for an extra three days, leave space for them in the fridge. The cool air keeps it from wilting as fast as they normally would and it maintains the vibrancy of the colors, too. 

PHOTOS and SOURCES: Samsung (Main Photo) | | Apartment Therapy

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