We all have our set ways of organizing our kitchens. Milk goes in the refrigerator, and paper towels go in the cabinet or pantry, right? Maybe not.

According to an unexpected source, Reader's Digest, New Yorkers might want to rethink their storage techniques. It turns out that paper towels can actually be quite handy when stored in the fridge.

To begin with, keeping paper towels in the crisper drawer can help extend the freshness of our vegetables. Reader's Digest suggests lining the crisper drawer with paper towels to absorb the moisture released by vegetables over time. Whenever you bring in a fresh batch of produce, replacing the paper towels is recommended to ensure maximum freshness.

But that's not all. Home & Texture, another resource for home hacks, highlights several other benefits of having a whole roll of paper towels in the refrigerator.

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Home & Texture says that a chilled paper towel can serve as a soothing cold compress for various purposes. This unconventional method can offer much-needed comfort, from fever relief to soothing sunburns. Additionally, placing a cool paper towel on puffy or swollen eyes in the mornings can help reduce puffiness and provide a refreshing start to the day.

Beyond personal care, paper towels can also help keep a more pleasant refrigerator environment. By absorbing odors, they help eliminate unwanted smells that may develop in the fridge. They can also act as a barrier to prevent condensation, keeping the contents of the refrigerator drier and reducing the likelihood of mold growth.

With summer on the way, having paper towels in the fridge can prove to be a game-changer during parties and outdoor gatherings. Need a quick way to chill a beverage? Wrap a chilled paper towel around a can, and it will help cool it down faster, providing instant refreshment for you and your guests.

Who would have thought that adding a roll of paper towels to the milk, veggies, and meats in the fridge could offer convenience, freshness, and even aid in personal care?

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