THINGS YOU DON'T ACTUALLY HAVE TO KEEP IN THE REFRIGERATOR
Once you open a food container, whether its sliced turkey or a bottle of ketchup, most people put the rest in the fridge to keep it fresh. But what you may not know is a lot of the food we eat doesn't need to be stored in the refrigerator and will be fine sitting at room temperature. Get the full list here: http://cnet.co/1LOjO0Q
- •Hot sauceHot sauce stays fresh up to 3 years without refrigeration, even after opening it.
- •PotatoesThese should be stored in paper bags in cool, dry pantries. Putting them in the fridge can make them taste funny and rot faster.
- •OnionsOnions do best in dry, ventilated areas. Keep them away from potatoes, though. These tubers can make onions rot faster.
- •BasilThis favorite spice absorbs fridge smells, so it is best to keep your fresh basil in a cup or vase of water on the counter much like fresh cut flowers. You can also do this with any other fresh herbs.
- •BreadBread is best when kept at room temperature in a sealed plastic bag. Storing bread in the fridge speeds up the dehydration process and makes it go stale faster.
- •Ketchup and mustardSuggested by @taytay
- •TomatoesSuggested by @davidfabian
- •HoneyIt literally lasts foreverSuggested by @jeanette
- •ButterSuggested by @greaser
- •Bananas!Suggested by @kerryp
- •CellphonesThere's never a need to put a cellphone in a refrigerator.Suggested by @dfly