What ever method is comfortable for you. I hold my eggs on the counter. Every week, I wash them up (totally not necessary, as it's better to retain the bloom). But, I do at least rinse them, handle each one to be sure a "smudge" does not escape my eye and end up in a carton for a customer. My customers purchase my eggs because they know they are getting a better product. The proof is in the tasting. They do understand that eggs don't need to be refrigerated, and are better with the bloom left on them. I just think that it would be "off putting" to some to get a "smudged egg". Any how, I digress.... once washed or rinsed, they do go in the fridge, since the bloom has been removed. I do like to have at least a dozen kept out of the fridge and not washed at all times, just in case a predator came through and wiped out my flock.