7. Store Milk in the Coldest Part of the Fridge

When you get home, immediately place your milk into the refrigerator. Take care to keep your milk in the coldest section of your refrigerator. This is typically the lower portion of the fridge, toward the back. Keep your milk refrigerated at temperatures at or below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid placing warm items, such as leftovers, next to milk in the refrigerator, as they can transfer heat to the milk and hasten spoilage.

6. Avoid the Refrigerator Door

Refrigerator

Many refrigerators come with compartments in the door that are the perfect shape for storing a carton of milk. Unfortunately, the door is one of the worst areas in the refrigerator for keeping milk fresh. Items in the door are constantly exposed to warmer temperatures as the door is opened when seeking snacks or recipe ingredients. Keep your milk deep within the colder parts of the fridge and save the door for hardier items such as condiments and soda. While you are rearranging your refrigerator, move eggs to the interior of the fridge as well.

5. Freeze Milk for Future Use

Milk Freezer

You can store milk in your freezer for future use. This works well if you are heading out of town and won’t be able to use up the milk you have on hand in the fridge. Since milk expands when frozen, the Dairy Council of California advises leaving room in the carton to allow for expansion. If you have a full carton of milk, you may want to pour off a cup of this creamy beverage before placing the rest of the container in the freezer. Thaw the milk in the fridge when you are ready to use it.

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