You know those cute and handy little built-in egg compartments in nicer refrigerators? Putting eggs in those actually decreases the amount of time that eggs stay fresh. Instead, leave eggs in their original container, which is designed to keep them fresh and from absorbing flavors from other foods in your fridge. Store the carton in the coldest part of your fridge where the temperature fluctuates the least.

According to the FDA, eggs stored in this manner will keep for three to five weeks. Note that this means your eggs will probably be good well past the sell-by date stamped on the carton. This is not an expiration date, and should not be treated as one.

Check out this handy tip if you need to be able to tell if an egg has gone bad!

Learn more over at Frugal Living’s How to Store Eggs.