Cool it & Bag it!
Hot bread must cool completely before you bag it, or it will become soggy. Be sure bread is cool to your wrist before placing it in the bag (usually within two hours after purchasing). Place the bread in the plastic bag and press out any extra air. Twist the top of the bag tightly and secure with a twisty tie. A loose tie allows air to sneak in and dry out your bread. Leave the bag on your kitchen counter out of the sun (& never put bread in the fridge).
Our bread freezes great. Double bagging helps to prevent freezer burn. It’s best if
you wait 24 hours after baking before you freeze bread. Be sure to thaw the bread in its bag.