Everything has an expiration date. Even you. Okay, okay, me too. We’ll all ‘expire’ one day and hopefully move to greener pastures. (Who knows, imagine I get reincarnated as a mountain goat somewhere.)
But not everything is so intuitive in life, and it’s especially tricky when it comes to household items. Thanks to Diply, we can now learn more unnecessary things in life – like, say, the expiration date of that comb that you’ve been using since you were a teenager.
Yes, imagine that! Pillows have an expiration date of 2 to 3 years. Well, that explains my neck pains!
Apparently, if you don’t change your bathroom slippers after 6 months, you’ll get a foot infection OR the slipper will die. Well, I guess my bathroom slippers aren’t like the other slippers.
3. Shower poufs and sponges
The manufacturers say that these will last you anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months. It goes without saying that dousing them with scalding hot water will keep them clean.
Just 1 year. Who knew? Either I’m special, or my towels are special because some of mine have lasted me waaaay longer than just a year (and in fairly good shape).
So long, Mickey Mouse-themed childhood toothbrush! Manufacturers say that a toothbrush’s expiration date is just 3 months. Go figure.
6. Hydrogen Peroxide
Anywhere from 2 months to 1 year (if it’s sealed).
Your plastic brush? 1 year. But if you have one of those boar bristle brushes you should get rid of them after 7 months.
Have you ever looked for the expiration date of a deodorant or a perfume? Here’s the thing: they don’t have any! However, experience says that it’s best to use them within 2-3 years.