How To Store Garlic & Onions So They Last Longer!

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Store Garlic and Onions

Does this sound familiar? We buy bags of garlic and onions, and end up throwing them away because they have gone bad before we get the chance to consume them. This post will be quite useful, as it offers you some simple ways of How To Store Garlic & Onions So They Last For Months!

First of all, whenever you see a little green sprout on the top of your garlic or onion, or a little mold on them, it means that those products have gone bad. If you are not planning to plant them, this is the time to dispose them.

Here’s what you’ll need to store your garlic and onions so that they could last for months:

  • A hole punch
  • Brown Lunch Paper Bags
  • Paper Clips (to keep the bags closed)
  • Firm and Blemish free garlic and onions

Simple Step By Step Instructions:

  1. Punch multiple rows of holes on your brown paper bag as shown in the picture.
  2. Fill the bag up to half full and fold it over the top, while labeling it and paper slipping it with the top down.
  3. Place the onions and garlic in the same drawers you’ve kept them before, just have in mind not to crowd them. The bag serves to preserve the garlic and onions for a longer period of time; And the holes on the bag ensures enough air circulates around the vegetables inside.
  4. Also make sure good temperature, humidity and light conditions of the storage place so that the garlic and onions last longer.


Do not store garlic or onions in closed plastic bags: There will be lack of air in such bags which will cause faster sprouting and spoiling. An open plastic bag or a paper bag is a better idea.

Do not put potatoes close to your onions or garlic: The gases that potatoes give off will make the onions and garlic go bad faster, so you should avoid keeping these two together in one drawer.

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