Were you lucky enough to pick up some beautiful flowers this Valentine’s Day? Make sure they last by using one of these suggestions from Northern Cheapskate:

Use Soda

Try pouring a bit of 7-Up or Sprite into the bottom of your vase to help keep flowers brighter for longer.

Homemade Flower Preserver

Mix together 1 teaspoon of sugar, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of bleach. Add this solution into your vase full of water to keep your flowers in lasting condition for as long as possible.

Try another great tip found over at Northern Cheapskate’s Cheap Trick: Make Fresh Cut Flowers Last.