Surprising things you had no idea could expire

Generally, if it’s not food or something that breathes, it’d be normal to assume that the item never expires. It
Here are some surprising things you had no idea could expire...

Generally, if it’s not food or something that breathes, it’d be normal to assume that the item never expires. It gets old, sure, but expired? Nah. Unfortunately, according to reports, these household things do have an expiration date or at least a maximum usage duration to ensure your safety. Do you throw any of these out after a while? How long do you keep them?

1. Have you had the same pillow for years? Pillows can lose their shape and cause neck injuries after 2-3 years of use.

2. Those slippers you’ve had for ages might need some attention. Wash your slippers regularly and replace them every 6 months to avoid fungal infections.

3. You already know how gross our sponges can get. But did you know that you shouldn’t use one for longer than two weeks?

4. Shower poufs help us clean our bodies, so it makes sense that they would hold dirt and grime. Change these out every 6 months or so.

5. Even with consistent washing, towels only have a life of about 1-3 years because they are constantly exposed to bacteria, reports Viralnova. However, if you disagree with this, you could go the vinegar and soda bi-carb route.

6. Clean out your brush once a week, and get a new one once a year.

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7. According to Viralnova, your running shoes may only support your feet well within 400 t0 480 kilometers or 1 year of use. Beyond that, you might need to get new ones to keep your joints safe.

8. To help avoid electrical fires, switch out your power strips every couple of years. Better safe than sorry.

9. Disinfectants may list a million years as the expiry date but it actually becomes less effective 3 months after they’ve been opened says Viralnova.

10. Insect repellant loses its potency about 2 years after purchase so better to just chuck it out.

Did you know these things expire? 

  1. Jenna  

    Sorry, I don’t “buy” this…simply a way of getting yet MORE money out of people. As long as you keep household items clean and replace if genuinely damaged or worn out beyond practical use, then there’s no need spend money needlessly. And if you buy quality in the first place (if you can afford to, it’s worth it) look after your belongings, and they should last a long time. For example, I use a Mason Pearson hairbrush and comb. No way you’d replace those annually !! And pillows? Buy yourself good quality pillow protectors, keep them laundered and hey presto, no problems.

    • Maureen  

      I agree Jenna. We don’t need the throw things out and buy new all the time. Also you’re not going to get fungal foot infections unless you catch them from others. Likewise with hair brushes. If you clean them now and then they should last for years.It takes me ages to get pillows to sort of squash down so they’re more comfortable and the right height, so I keep them covered with protectors. I have had good quality towels for more than 10 years and they are not yet worn and are in good condition. I do change kitchen sponges regularly, but you can soak them in bleach to clean them.
      There are bacteria all around us, that’s why we have immune systems.
      Normal household and personal hygiene should keep infections at bay except for those transmitted by other people or water or food-borne infections.. Strange the article doesn’t mention changing your toothbrush regularly which is very important. About power boards, I’ll do some research with family members who are engineers and electricians.

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