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20 Household Items You Never Know Have Expiration Dates

Household items that you dont know have expiry dates
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Certain items in your house are having expiration dates but surprisingly, we are not aware of it. Many things in our kitchen, bathroom, daily usage products and others also have expiry dates.

But how do you know when the products expiry dates have passed? Here we are listing some day to day products which are having expiration dates. These dates are rough guidelines.

Household cleaners do best in a dry place with a stable temperature. After the dates shown, beauty and cleaning products are probably still safe but may be less effective.

List of Products with Expiry Dates-

In Your Kitchen:

Spices- 1 to 3 years

Spices lost their smell and taste as time passes. Generally, ground spices should not be kept more than 6 months.

Flours- 6 to 12 months

One can store the flour for 6 months. But if the flour is high quality then you can keep it for 1 year.

Household items that you dont know have expiry dates

Household items that you dont know have expiry dates

In Your Wardrobe:

Bra- 1 to 2 years

If you feel that your bra losses its shape, elasticity and become uncomfortable, then you should bring a new one.

Shoes- 1 year

Your running shoes or sneakers start losing its comfort and cushioning, then it will give more stress to your joints.

On the Dressing Table:

Perfume- 1 to 3 years

Perfumes that have essential oils remain good for 3 years. It lasts for 3 years when stored closed and 2 years when stored opened.

Hairbrush- 1 Year

At least once in a week, you need to clean your hairbrush. You should also replace it once a year.

Face Lotion- 3 years

If you are using product with SPF rating, then must refer its expiration dates. While all other products can be last longer for 3 years.

In Your Bathroom:

Sponge- 2 weeks

Sponge starts to breed fungus. Natural and synthetic sponges can be boiled in hot water.

Shower Pouf- 6 months

Shower pouf can be used for 6 months. It also need to be boiled in hot water to kill the bacteria.

Towel- 1 to 3 years

Towels need to get changed within 3 years. Wet towels attract bacteria to grow more. If you wash it regularly, still there is no solution.

Toothbrush- 3 months

One need to replace toothbrush when its bristles become worn down. If you have felt cold or flu then you should replace it soon. Otherwise you may fall ill again.

Shampoo: 2 to 3 years

In the Bedroom:

Pillows-  2 to 3 years

Over time, any type of pillow start becoming a dusty. And it can cause neck pain as it loses its shape over time.

Slippers- 6 months

Slippers spread the fungal infection the most. So if possible, wash it properly after possible time.

In Your Fridge:

Beer- 4 months

If the beer is unopened then it lasts for 4 months.

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