You're Storing Your Eggs In the Completely Wrong Spot

Fridge reorganization alert!

Eggs in Plastic Carton
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There are many things that we don't exactly love about our refrigerator. For one thing, that weird humming noise it occasionally makes. For another, all the grimy bits stuck in the vegetable drawer. But here's one thing we sure do love: The handy built-in section by the door for storing eggs. It's convenient and a high-visibility spot always reminds us that delicious eggs are just a few steps away.

Well, it may be time to rethink that. "The general consensus is to store eggs in the fridge [as opposed to out on the counter, unrefrigerated], but not in the egg racks commonly found on the fridge door," Vlatka Lake from UK storage company Space Station tells The Sun. "Egg racks are susceptible to changes in temperature due to the fridge door opening and closing and can cause your eggs to go rotten more quickly." Instead opt to store your eggs on an interior shelf where they won't have to deal with the temperatures changing every time you or someone in your house opens the refrigerator door. So what to store in the eggs section of your fridge? Try condiments like ketchup or mustard that won't be impacted as much by a little change in temperature.

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Now that we've got you thinking about the topic of your refrigerator, check out this simple guide on how to clean and organize your fridge.

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