Where you place grocery items inside the fridge is also important. Be sure to prevent overcrowding to help the air inside circulate. Put fruits and veggies inside the crisper drawer. Designed to provide ventilation and added temperature control, crisper drawers help produce stay fresh longer. If you’re unsure of the correct fridge temperature or you don’t know which pieces of produce should be put in the fridge or left to ripen first, look to the labels for help or check out the accompanying resource for a handy breakdown.

With trips to the supermarket costing more these days, it pays to know about proper food storage. Follow these tips and others like them to help get the most out what you buy and reduce food waste.

Graphic created by The Container Store.

Contact Chuck Gonzalez for all Wheat Ridge homes for sale and Denver real estate