To keep your fruits and veggies happy, follow this simple rule.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
March 05, 2018
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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to our jam-packed refrigerator grab bag! Close your eyes and stretch out a hand inside the ole crisper drawer. On any given day, you may open your palm to reveal some radishes, a bag of baby carrots, a head of cabbage, a pear, or a hunk of cheese that you maybe definitely should have tossed seven months ago.

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As it turns out, while it is indeed important to keep your crisper drawer filled with food, loading it with too much (guilty) or too little can lead to problems. "The crisper drawer is designed to work best when it's two-thirds full, so don't be afraid to load it up," explains Taste of Home, naming the magic ratio for which we should all strive. "Be careful not to pack the drawers in too tightly. Your food won't be able to breathe if in close quarters, and the weight of heavy items could damage more delicate items, too." By our count, we're about three plums and four apples over-stuffed.

For more smart tips on your fridge's crisper drawer, read their full story here.