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If your refrigerator is like ours, it’s brimming with bottles and jars, fresh produce and leftovers. Well, good news: You can remove nine of those things from your fridge right now. They’re totally food safe when stored at room temperature.
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The delicious red tomato sauce that goes with everything can safely live in your cupboard for a month or so after you open it. If your family regularly uses ketchup, that’s plenty of time to get through a bottle. The exception is if the ketchup you buy is low in salt or sugar. These are natural preservatives. Without them, refrigeration is best.