Storing fruit isn’t as easy as it might seem ― especially if you want to extend its shelf life. First of all, there are certain fruits that should never be stored together. (Some kinds encourage others to ripen too quickly.) Secondly, you should never wash them before storing them in the fridge. That’s just going to increase the chance that they spoil prematurely.
If you’re one of those people who has to wash their summer berries before storing them, consider doing so in a vinegar solution. This can actually help extend the shelf life of fruit ― so long as the time and care is taken in drying. The vinegar destroys bacteria and mold, helping it stay fresh for days, sometimes weeks, longer. If you ask us, that’s more than worth the effort.