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.
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.