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Keeping Baked Goods Fresh
Most holiday cookies and bars will last for up to a week in a tightly sealed container. But what if you’re planning to give them as a gift in a basic box? To maintain freshness until you drop them off to the lucky recipient, wrap the entire present in plastic wrap. (Alternatively, depending on the size of the box, you can slip it into a resealable plastic bag.) Protected from the drying air, your sweet offerings will stay moist and chewy for days.
A thing of beauty should be a joy forever—or at least until five o’clock. Here’s how to stretch the life of your makeup, hair, manicure, perfume—and more.