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As many people have been stockpiling food ahead of a possible coronavirus quarantine or shelter-in-place order, they’ve suddenly realized that the storage space in their kitchens is limited. I foresee a spike in cabinet and refrigerator sales over the next year.

The shelf and drawer space in your refrigerator is especially valuable real estate. However, the problem of overcrowding in your fridge might be very easy to solve because a lot of the foods in there really shouldn’t be refrigerated.

You might be surprised that some of the foods on the list below, such as butter, don’t need to be stored in the fridge. Others should be more obvious. Chiquita Banana was singing “you should never put bananas in the refrigerator” more than 70 years ago.

Foods That Do Not Need To Be Refrigerated

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Bread
  • Butter
  • Canned Tuna
  • Cereal
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Cooking Oils (Canola, Olive, Peanut, Vegetable, etc.)
  • Cucumbers
  • Flour
  • Garlic
  • Herbs
  • Honey
  • Hot Sauce
  • Jellies and Jams
  • Ketchup
  • Mangoes
  • Melons
  • Nutella
  • Nuts
  • Onions
  • Peaches
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pickles
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Soy Sauce
  • Spices
  • Squash (Butternut, Yellow, Spaghetti, Zucchini, etc.)
  • Tomatoes