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2. Storing dairy in the door
It’s much easier to store your milk in the door area, right? But the door area experiences the most temperature fluctuations which might affect how long your dairy products remain fresh. Milk is better stored in the back part of the fridge.
3. You don’t clean it as often as you should
Don’t wait until there’s a smell coming from your fridge for you to clean it. Apart from cleaning the regular spillage that happens, make sure you also clean and sanitize the shelves even if it’s once in three months to ward off bacteria.
4. You are not labeling your food
One of the reasons as to why you might be storing your food in the fridge for too long is failing to label your food. If you don’t trust your memory enough, make sure you label your food by indicating the date of storage so that you know which foods to consume first. Also store food in clear containers so that when you see it, it reminds you that it might be time to eat it before it gets bad.
5. You are storing raw meat in the wrong shelf
Uncooked meat can easily contaminate other foods in the refrigerator. As such, it’s best stored in the bottom shelf to prevent spillage of its juices to other foods that could be stored below.
6. You put everything in the fridge
Some foods like onions, squash, potatoes and bananas need not be refrigerated. They can still remain fresh outside the refrigerator so that you have more space to store more perishable foods.
7. You are keeping food for too long
The fridge is supposed to keep your food fresh for longer but not forever. As a rule of thumb, any cooked food that has been in the fridge for more than four days isn’t safe for consumption. If you want it to last longer, just put it in the freezer.