Life Hack: Make Flowers Last Longer By Following These 8 Simple Steps


Everyone loves receiving a bouquet of flowers, but sometimes it’s difficult to keep them fresh day after day. Ideal Home has the solution. Follow the eight steps below to ensure that your flowers last a long time. 

1) wash the vase with every use to keep out bacteria

2) trim stems under water with an angled cut so the flowers can absorb the water

3) don’t crush the stem; use florists scissors or secateurs

4) revive flowers with hot water

5) remove leaves that will be below the water line to keep the water clean

6) refresh the water every day

7) feed them on day one with lemonade (not diet!) to raise the acidity in the water, which helps flowers drink 

8) place the arrangement out of direct sunlight

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