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8 Things We Thought Lasted a Lifetime That Actually Have an Expiration Date

It's more cost-effective to use a used car seat for your child. However, even car seats have expiration dates, which vary by brand. The problem is that we only look at the best before dates on perishable things like food, medicine, and cosmetics. Even non-perishable things have a shelf life, which is important to understand and remember. 

We started looking for some of the more unusual things that can lose their effectiveness over time. These are the unexpected discoveries we made. 

After two years, portable power strips should be replaced.

Expiration dates aren't printed on power strips or extension cords. However, as they get older, their effectiveness decreases. It's time to replace your power strip or outlet if you can't recall when you got it. It's also time to change if you detect any burn marks around the socket or if anything connected to it flickers. 

Keep in mind that power strips are a lesser-known fire hazard. Because any shorting or sparking can cause an electric fire, it's advisable to replace them every 1-2 years. 

Every six months, house slippers should be replaced.

Simply said, wearing slippers in the house can be quite unclean. Slippers, whether worn in the bathroom or the kitchen, can become unsanitary with time. Even if you wash your slippers regularly, it's a good idea to replace them every six months. It is also beneficial to your feet.

Bras go bad in 6 months to a year.

Bras and even underwear can last a long time if they are properly used and washed. If you wear a bra on a regular basis, don't expect it to last more than 6 to 12 months. It's time to replace your bra if it's no longer providing support due to slack elastic or has crushed cups with an underwire poking through. 

Underwear follows the same rules: any fraying, discolouration, or tears indicate that it's time to go lingerie shopping. 

Spices lose their flavor and charm after one to four years.

The expiration date is usually printed on the container of store-bought spices. This guideline can be followed if the spices are no longer visible or if you produce your own spices. Spices do not truly "expire," although they do lose their scents and qualities over time. 

Dried herbs have a shelf life of 1-3 years, while ground/powdered spices have a shelf life of 2-3 years. If stored properly, whole spices can survive up to four years. 

A perfume's typical shelf life is three years.

If you have a favorite perfume bottle, you may not need to throw it away if you use it entirely within a year. However, if you collect perfumes and have a large collection, most perfume manufacturers claim a three-year shelf life. 

However, as long as the aroma remains the same, you can continue to use the perfume. After a while, perfumes begin to go bad, and the scent might become sour, acidic, and even eggy. When that happens, you know it's time for a new bottle. 

Every 2-3 years, replace your pillow.

The simple act of using a pillow causes it to become soiled. Pillows accumulate body oils, dirt, dead skin cells, dust mites, and different stains and marks with time. Bacteria and allergies can thrive in these environments. 

Every month or two, spot clean and sundry your pillows, and wash them with a moderate detergent every six months. Even after that, it's a good idea to replace your pillows every 1-2 years. 

Wooden spoons and ladles have a one-year lifespan.

Over time, wooden spoons and ladles develop microscopic chips and cracks. They also absorb oil. Even if you clean thoroughly, the nooks and crannies in them are likely to harbor bacteria. 

Soaking your wooden spoons and ladles in boiling water is a nice technique to inspect. It's time to change the water if it smells or looks nasty. But instead of waiting for them to get this bad, make an annual change. The elderly can assist in the garden.

Salt Lasts 3-4 years

Salt does not go bad on its own. However, salt has additives such as iodine and anti-clumping agents, which can cause it to lose its flavor and effectiveness while also making it lumpy. As a result, replacing salt every 3-5 years is a smart idea. For further information, see this guide. 

What were the expiration dates that surprised you? Are there any others that you're aware of?

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https://brightside.me/inspiration-tips-and-tricks/14-things-we-thought-lasted-a-lifetime-that-actually-have-an-expiration-date-803911/

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