The essential rules of everything else
Then there’s the other stuff. It used to be the peak of the food pyramid, and now it’s not really on the plate anymore. But some of the miscellaneous food items can be the trickiest or least intuitive. Keep in mind these last commandments of proper food storage.
Thou shalt refrigerate your eggs if you bought them refrigerated. If you bought them warm, you can leave them warm.
Thou shalt keep your cooking oils in a cool, dry place, out of the light.
Thou shalt take your spices off the wall and put them someplace across the kitchen from the stove, away from the light.
Thou shalt move thy baking staples out of the paper bags and into an airtight wooden, plastic, or metal container.
Thou shalt store foods that absorb taste (like rice, flour, and oatmeal) away from foods that give off strong odors.
Finally, kids, organize your damn kitchen. It's huge. Knowing what’s in your fridge and pantry, where it is, when it got there, and how it’s doing is Job One for food storage. It does you no good to supercharge your storage mojo if you’re just going to leave it there for weeks on end, or buy so much you can never eat it all in time.