As shoppers, the importance of adhering to expiration dates on consumable products is drummed into us pretty early on. But outside of the pantry, there are plenty of household items that can also expire. We just don’t realize it.
It’s not just about what you eat, but how safe a product is to use. Simple goods that we thought were a one-time purchase can deteriorate over time, while other staples don’t last as long as we think they do. When it comes to expiration dates, it’s a minefield. Read on to make sure your products are in the safe zone.
After all, no one wants to be caught out washing their clothes in outdated detergent or brushing their teeth with toothpaste long past its sell-by date. In some cases, you have just a fraction of the time you think you do after you’ve made the purchase.