18 Household Items You Never Knew Had Expiration Dates.
In today’s article we are going to write about consumer products that you utilize every day and which have expiration date. Towel, shoes and even car seats are some of the products which are not supposed to last forever. Below there is list of 18 things that you should not use forever!
Pillows: 2-3 years
You sleep on the pillow every night. You punch it, pull it and roll it until you are comfortable. Due to all of the natural wearing and tearing, over time the pillow loses its shape which may lead to neck pain caused by lack of support. The pillow also becomes perfect environment for dust mites.
Slippers: 6 months
Slippers are incredibly cozy footwear that you wear after wearing high heels or uncomfortable shoes. And this footwear is fitting environment for spreading of fungal infections. In order to prevent some infection, it is of extreme importance to wash your slippers regularly, in the washing machine or by hand.
Sponge: 2 weeks & Shower Pouf: 6 months
Shower utensils very easily can breed fungus and mold. You should never use expired sponges and poufs! It is advisable to buy natural and synthetic shower poufs, by boiling them in hot water and thus to kill growing bacteria.
Towel: 1-3 years
How many of you wash and machine dry your towels after taking a bath or shower? Majority people simply hang them on a hook to air dry. Buy experts explain that these damp towels are an optimal environment for bacteria growth. It is important to mention that routinely washing towels after they fermented in their wet state is not solution for the problem.
Toothbrush: 3 months
Once the bristles begin to wear down you are supposed to replace your toothbrush. Also, you need to buy a new on after a cold or a bout of flu and thus to prevent spreading of the germs are get sick again.
Hairbrush: 1 year
You should clean thoroughly your brushes once a week and buy new one every year. In case you are using hairbrush with natural boar bristle, you need to buy a new one every 7 – 10 months.
Perfume &, Eau de toilette: 1-3 years
The perfumes which contain essential oils usually last for 3 years when they are store closed and 2 years after they are store opened. You can utilize the eau de toilette for 4 years when are store closed and 2 years after are store opened.
Pacifier: 2-5 weeks
Regardless of the condition and how long are used, the latex pacifier need to be replaced. Keep in mind that latex easily breaks and the cracks breed germs.
Child car seats: 6-10 years
It is fact that plastic and foam deteriorate over time, or in other words, it is losing the shape of the seat until it cannot be used longer and protect the child. It is advisable to buy a new car seat for your child instead of using secondhand version.
Bra: 1-2 years
Bras don’t last forever. Once your bra begins to bend out of shape, or if it loses its elasticity, if it becomes too big or too small, uncomfortable overall, it is about time to ditch it and buy new one.
Running shoes: 1 year
Although you are not marathon runner or a gym hermit, once your sneaks hit 250-300 miles, the cushioning starts breaking down, which causes a lot of unnecessary stress onto your joints.
Spices: 1-3 years
Over extended periods of time the spices start losing their smell and taste. This particularly refers to ground spices, which should not be kept longer than 6 months. In case you have some large bottle of nutmeg that you never use, you definitely should pitch it.
Flour: 6-12 months
You can keep the first-grade flour for 6 months, while the high-grade flour can be stored for about 1 year.
Fire extinguishers: 15 years
In case you notice some damage to your fire extinguisher, like cracks in the hose, you need to correct it as soon as possible.
Power strips: 1-2 years
Most commonly the power strips are found at the electrical center of any home, and serve for plugging in the toaster, electric kettle, laptop charger, tablet charger, iPod charger, cell phone charger and more chargers. Even the power strips have their limitations. In case you exceed the capacity, it easily may result in serious issues.
Disinfectants: 3 months
Disinfectants begin to lose their effectiveness, after about 3 months of use.
Mosquito repellents: 2 years
In case you take out the bug spray only for your annual summer camp-out, you should not bother bringing it for the 3rd or 4th year. In 2 years, the repellent becomes completely useless.