Homeowner's pantry overhaul sparks massive debate

Homeowner’s pantry overhaul sparks a massive debate – but can you spot what’s causing controversy?

  • A homeowner sparked debate after sharing a snap of newly-organised pantry
  • Australian woman Candice shared the photo of her tins, jars and packets online
  • But it wasn’t long before others criticised her for storing her eggs in the pantry
  • Many said they should be stored in the fridge to promote longer shelf life
  • Consumer organisation Choice said eggs don’t have to be stored in the fridge  

A homeowner has sparked debate online after sharing a picture of her newly re-organised pantry, and it all comes down to where she stores her eggs.

Australian woman Candice posted on Facebook, where she shared a snap of her shelves at home, which contain rows and rows of neatly-organised tins, jars and packets. 

‘Pantry organising day!’ Candice wrote next to the photo.

A homeowner has sparked debate online after sharing a picture of her newly re-organised pantry, and it all comes down to where she stores her eggs (Candice’s pantry pictured)

She added: ‘It took seven years to get to this point.

‘I got serious about healthy eating and slowly started learning how to make everything from scratch. 

‘We never eat out or buy lunches, so all of these ingredients do eventually get used. 

‘I would advise if you want to organise your supplies, then you need to pull everything out of your pantry, assess and re-organise.’

According to consumer organisation Choice, eggs don’t need to go in the fridge, but they will last longer if they are stored there (eggs in the fridge pictured)

While many were impressed with the neat and uniform stacking and ‘supermarket-shelf-like’ look, some could not get over where Candice stored her eggs.

‘Now you just need to put the eggs in the fridge and get some Tupperware,’ one woman posted.

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‘Maybe the egg cartons are empty, but eggs go off seven times quicker at room temperature compared to fridge,’ another added.

A third wrote: ‘Eggs in the pantry! This is NOT okay’.

Some defended Candice’s method of storing eggs, and said they always store their eggs at room temperature. 

An egg farmer even weighed in the on the post, writing: ‘I’m an egg farmer, fresh eggs store on shelf for four weeks, six weeks in the fridge. They are very stable as long as not stored in a hot place or in sunlight’.

According to consumer organisation Choice, eggs don’t need to go in the fridge, but they will last longer if they are stored there.

If they’ve been washed or refrigerated before (for instance, at the supermarket) then Choice say they should also go in your fridge at home. 

Choice recommend that you lave the eggs in their cardboard cartons (not in the egg holders in your fridge door) to stop condensation building up. 

The carton also helps stop eggs absorbing odours from the rest of the fridge, and it also serves as a good reminder of the use-by date.

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