You May Also Like

How to do a squat, according to Simone De La Rue

Perfect your squat form like Simone De La Rue using this OG piece of gym equipment

10 amazing wellness perks you didn't know you could get at Costco

10 amazing wellness perks you didn’t know you could get at Costco

Found: the best homes shows on Netflix

There’s a show on Netflix that’ll make all your nature-meets-home-decor fantasies come true

Hollywood is loving these easy avocado recipes

Toastless avocado “toast” is the simplified breakfast dish taking Hollywood by storm

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle grocery shop

Looks like Kate isn’t the only royal who grabs her own groceries…

jessica biel yoga

Jessica Biel’s fave yoga poses are hip-openers to combat tightness

The key to keeping your flowers fresh longer will literally cost you 1 cent


Thumbnail for The key to keeping your flowers fresh longer will literally cost you 1 cent
Pin It
Photo: Stocksy/Ali Harper

There’s nothing more mood-boosting than having a bouquet of fresh flowers sitting on your kitchen table, but there’s only so much you can do to extend the life of those pretty blooms. (You know, unless you buy the kind that last up to a year.) To fight off the expiration date a little longer, there is one trick you can use—and it’ll only cost you a cent.

According to a video from Apartment Therapy, there’s finally a way to put all that change collecting in your purse to good use. Pennies that are minted before 1982 are typically made mainly from copper (the new production method uses zinc), and the reddish-brown-hued material has natural antimicrobial properties that can keep your bouquet thriving, fighting off the growth of bacteria that often make them dry up and wilt away.

Pennies that are minted before 1982 are typically made mainly from copper, and the reddish-brown-hued material has natural antimicrobial properties that can keep your bouquet thriving.

Aside from keeping the water in the vase nice and clean—using a turkey baster is an easy way to remove the old and add in the new every 1 to 2 days—simply plop in your penny. In true tossing-pennies-into-water fashion, you can also make a wish for your flowers to stay alive, but unfortunately there’s no science in that.

Thanks to this hack, your pennies will get a new purpose and you’ll get to enjoy your flowers for much longer than normal. If that’s not a major win-win, what is?

Here’s exactly how to make your cheap grocery store flowers look like an expensive bouquet. Or, maybe just stick to this faux line of plants from Urban Outfitters.

Loading More Posts...

You May Also Like

how to save money at target

To avoid buying *all the things* at Target, wear headphones—here’s why

A Costco gym membership is super affordable

Costco’s gold medal of a fitness deal will get you in shape and save you hundreds annually

Hollywood is loving these easy avocado recipes

Toastless avocado “toast” is the simplified breakfast dish taking Hollywood by storm

How to do a squat, according to Simone De La Rue

Perfect your squat form like Simone De La Rue using this OG piece of gym equipment

10 amazing wellness perks you didn't know you could get at Costco

10 amazing wellness perks you didn’t know you could get at Costco

How to be generous? Be around generous people

Another life lesson to learn from the Hadza people: Sharing is contagious