Fruits and vegetables last longer when they’re stored in a humid place. In the refrigerator, that place is the drawers. It’s also important to keep fruits separated from vegetables. Many fruits emit a gas called ethylene, and many vegetables are sensitive to that gas and will rot when they come into contact with it. Also, don’t seal fruits or vegetables in airtight containers because they will suffocate and therefore, spoil. If any are bruised or rotten, throw them out so they don’t contaminate the rest.