I make a large shopping trip once a week, and then fill in with smaller trips during the week. I bring home all the produce and carefully wash and prepare it. I put the produce in the sink and use a veggie wash on all of it.
Sophie Uliano's Veggie Wash
1 cup water
1 cup distillled white vinegar
1 T baking soda
20 drops grapefruit seed extract
Combine all the ingredients in a large container, then transfer to a spray bottle. Spray mixture on produce and rinse thoroughly after 5-10 minutes.
Grapefruit extract can be found at Whole Foods and other health food stores. I think that the bottle I bought was $16.00, I expect that it will last about 10 years! 20 drops is not much. I prefer to make just a single batch at a time.
When the produce is cleaned and dried I put it all away. I have the containers from Tupperware and also some green bags.
I cut up cucumbers, carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower and peppers for snacks during the week. Some of the other things that I like to have around are snap peas, apples, bananas, citrus, grapes and other fruits in season. My family goes through about 10-15 lbs of apples a week.