If you travel often, you may face the struggle of not being able to finish all the food in your fridge, freezer, or pantry before you embark on your three-week-long trip. You come home only to find that most of your food is rotten or spoiled. Or, you may just be unsure of how long it’s been sitting there and whether it’s still safe to eat. It can be helpful to plan ahead and come up with an organization system to keep track of when your food is going to expire. You can avoid having to throw food away and the risk of getting sick. To help clear up the gray area, Kitchen Cabinet Kings has outlined the most common household foods (like meats, eggs, veggies, and fruit) and their average lifespan in the freezer, refrigerator, and pantry.

Check out the infographic below on how long it takes your food to spoil: