The Shelf Life Of Common Refrigerated Foods {Free Printable!}

Article and Printable Chart by Jill at One Good Thing by Jillee 

After I got home from grocery shopping yesterday…I was having the darnedest time trying to put my groceries away in the refrigerator. Nothing was fitting! It wasn’t the most organized its ever been, but it wasn’t too bad either. Then I realized the problem….too many leftovers!

It seems I’ve been doing a lot of cooking lately and I had managed to accumulate quite an impressive number of plastic containers with various leftover meals in them. As I contemplated just emptying them all out into the trash can, I wondered just how long some of these items I was considering throwing were actually OK to still be in the refrigerator.
I decided to do a little digging and came up with a list of REFRIGERATOR items and their shelf life that could serve as a guideline for how long I let a particular leftover sit around in the fridge.

Since I didn’t feel like doing an internet search every time I was curious about one of the staple items in my fridge and how long it would last, I decided to make a handy dandy cheat sheet of sorts to keep on the side of the fridge (or you could keep it in a drawer or taped to the inside of a cupboard door, I do that a lot!)

And while I was at it….I decided to make one for you too. 🙂

So here is my quickie “Shelf Life Of Common Refrigerated Foods” list for your downloading enjoyment.


(This is just an image of the file. Click on the link above for the printable file.)
shelf life printable

Source: USDA

Just something I hope makes all of our lives a little bit easier, safer, and healthier. 🙂

***This wonderful post was written by Jill at One Good Thing by Jillee 
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