After you read this article, go straight to your fridge and start refrigerating the right way. Your foods (and taste buds) will thank you.

Do you ever feel like your fridge seems to be getting smaller and smaller? Well, it’s probably because you’re putting things in there that you probably shouldn’t. Many Americans make the mistake of putting everything they get from the grocery store into the fridge, not knowing that it will actually kill the flavor of many foods.

By removing these items from your fridge, you not only free up space, but you also improve the taste and quality of the items that should be stored at room temperature.

Here’s a list of what you shouldn’t be putting your refrigerator.