Here is where to put your milk, veggies, meats, and more - so they won't spoil too soon.
Fruit: Stick these in a drawer, separate from vegetables. Got a humidity-control vent? Keep it partly open — moisture speeds up spoiling.
Vegetables: These go in the crisper. If you have a humidity-control vent, close it. That way, damp air will be trapped inside and your veggies will absorb moisture, which helps them stay fresh longer.
Milk, eggs, yogurt: Put anyplace but the door — the temp there can get too warm (sour city).
Butter: Store in the door because it's warmer — your butter will spread more smoothly.
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