7 Items You Shouldn't Store In Kitchen Cabinets

Unsalted Butter

Keeping butter on the counter to maintain spreadable texture seems like a no-brainer, but it's important to note the type of butter you're keeping out.


It might seem like a good idea to toss your bananas in the pantry when you get home from the grocery store, but it will only encourage ripening.

Cleaning Supplies

While it may seem convenient to keep cleaning supplies at-the-ready in your kitchen, it's best to keep them in an adjacent room or safer space.

Scented Products

Wherever you store your cleaning supplies is where all scented products — think scented trash bags and air fresheners — should be kept, too.


Keep nuts out of your kitchen cabinets if you love them. Nuts are more expensive and sold in the snack aisle, so why not store them in a cabinet?

Pure Maple Syrup

Pure maple syrup is preservative-free, unlike store-bought maple syrup. This makes it ideal to store in the fridge.

Natural Nut Butters

Who doesn't keep peanut butter in the pantry for late-night cravings? Preservatives keep commercial nut butter brands shelf stable, but natural nut butter oils separate. 

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