18 Household Items You Never Knew Had Expiration Dates – HealthyTipsAdvice

We always remember to check the expiration date of milk, and we know how long we should keep our beauty products. Unfortunately, we don’t pay attention to items in our house that surround us longer than they actually should.

BEDROOM

  • Pillows: 2-3 years

It is very important for the pillows to be changed regularly. Not only they lose the comfortness, but also, they become an unbelievable home for dust mites.

  • Slippers: 6 months

The slippers need to be changed from time to time because they can spread fungal infections. Some types of slippers can be washed without them falling apart.


BATHROOM

  • Sponge: 2 weeks & Shower Pouf: 6 months.

Shower utensils can breed fungus and mold. Don’t use expired sponges and poufs to clean your body! For natural and synthetic shower poufs, boil them in hot water to kill growing bacteria.

  • Towel: 1-3 years

The towels lose their absorption power and if not washed regularly they are an optimal environment for bacteria growth. Make sure you change them at least every 3 years.

  • Toothbrush: 3 months

We all know we are supposed to replace our toothbrushes when the bristles begin to wear down. Furthermore, change your toothbrush after a flu or a virus. That way you will avoid getting sick again.

DRESSER

  • Hairbrush: 1 year

It is important to clean your brushes thoroughly at least once a week and replace them with new ones every year.

  • Perfume &, Eau de toilette: 1-3 years

Perfumes with essential oils can last for three years when they are store closed and two years when they are store opened. Eau de toilette is fine for four years when stored closed and two years when stored opened.


NURSERY

Latex pacifier must be replaced, regardless of their condition and how long they are used. Latex easily breaks, and the cracks breed germs.

  • Child car seats: 6-10 years

The plastic and foam deteriorate over time, losing the shape of the seat until it can no longer protect the child. It’s more ideal to buy a new car seat for your child instead of a second hand version.

WARDROBE

  • Bra: 1-2 years

Ask any woman and they are likely to admit that they hang on to their bras until the wire begins to pop out. But bra experts suggest that your lingerie should never celebrate a birthday and should be replaced regularly too.

  • Running shoes: 1 year

After 250-300 miles, the cushioning of the sneaks begins to break down. However, your joints are experiencing unnecessary stress.

KITCHEN

  • Spices: 1-3 years

Spices lose their smell and taste over extended periods of time. Ground spices, in particular, should not be kept more than six months. So, if you find a large bottle of nutmeg that you never use, it’s a good time to pitch it.

  • Flour: 6-12 months

The best flour can only be stored for about a year.

PANTRY

  • Fire extinguishers: 15 years

Even though the expiration date is 15 years, make sure is yearly maintained.

  • Disinfectants: 3 months

The disinfectants start losing their effectiveness after three months of use.

  • Mosquito repellents: 2 years

After two years, any repellent becomes useless.

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