Most people know milk, eggs, and certain other foods expire. However, you will be very surprised that products other than foods that also expire. In fact, almost everything you own expires sooner or later.
This article contains some real shockers. Did you know a child's car seat expires? How about your fire extinguishers? What about those power surges you have around your house and office?
Now is the time to throw out those expired products. If you did, you will accumulate a lot of empty spaces in your house.
Most parents have no idea that their child's car seat has an expiration date. Usually, a child's car seat does not expire when the first child is using it, but it does expire when a second child uses it.
It is not good to purchase a used car seat from a garage sale or on sites like eBay and Craigslist. The material causes car seats to expire between six to 10 years.
There are some surprising things around everybody's house that expire.
Running shoes expire after 250 miles. Then they will begin to lose some of their cushioning. It takes the average runner from six months to one year to reach the 250-mile mark. After then, purchase a new pair.
Bike helmets should be replaced after 3 to 5 years. This should happen sooner if the helmet was worn in an accident.
Sunscreen expires after three years. Some large families have to buy a new supply after only one season.
Insect repellent usually expires after two years from its manufacturer's date. Check the date before bringing it out of the store.
If there are small children in the household, there is sure to be some Neosporin in the medicine cabinet. Check the expiration date on the package before using it.
Most beauty products expire after a while. That includes lotions, perfume, and makeup.
Here are some foods and drinks that people might not know they expire.
© 2018 Margaret Minnicks
Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on April 03, 2018:
Louise, loofahs were not the ones that surprised me. I was surprised at a lot of them such as children car seats, and bulletproof vests. Since doing the research and writing the article, I must toss several bottles of spices that I haven't used in years now that I know they have expired.
Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on April 03, 2018:
Yes, it's surprising what does expire. I wouldn't of thought loofahs expire, but I see your point.