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15 things in the apartment, which have expired, but not everyone will guess

15 things in the apartment, which have expired, but not everyone will guess

Every thing has a shelf life. In one item it is 1-2 years, and in another - 2-3 months.

In order not to harm your health and not to spoil the apartment in which you live, you need to know how much you need to change certain things, ranging from cleaning rags, and ending with the means in the first-aid kit.

1. Extenders

Extenders need to be changed every two years.

It turns out that extension cords have a specific expiration date, although usually people use them until they fail. If you regularly use all outlets, then the device can be kept at home for a maximum of 2 years. In the event that the extension cord is not operated at full capacity, the shelf life can be increased by 5-6 months.

2. Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide can be used no more than 2 months from the date of opening.

Probably, many will be surprised to learn that after opening a bubble, hydrogen peroxide can be used for no more than two months. After this time, the medical product loses its antiseptic and antibacterial properties, as it is in contact with oxygen.

3. Sports shoes

Athletic shoes need to be changed about once every 6 weeks.

If you are a supporter of a healthy lifestyle, jogging regularly and go to the gym, then you need quality sports shoes. Alas, with constant wear, its shelf life is not so great. Even professional sneakers withstand about 500 km of running, and if you buy a “regular” pair, this distance is reduced several times. Athletes and fitness trainers claim that people who play sports every day need to change their athletic shoes approximately every 6 weeks. After a month and a half, it becomes at least inconvenient, and as a maximum - dangerous to health, as the worn out sole and damaged insoles can lead to a fall.

4. Tea bags

Tea bags should be thrown out if they lie in the closet for more than six months.

After you open the tea box, you have 6 months to use all the sachets that are inside. After six months, drinking tea will no longer be possible. Such a small shelf life is due to the fact that tea bags contain a lot of tea dust, which negatively affects the quality of the drink.

Tip: It is better to buy loose tea. It not only has a rich taste and is more useful, but it can also be stored on average 9-10 months.

5. Chopping boards

The duration of the cutting board depends directly on the material of manufacture.

Even high-quality cutting boards are not eternal. Thus, specimens that are used for cutting meat and cheese can be used for about 12 months, for vegetables and fruits - 3 years. Glass and plastic boards have the same shelf life, but only if you did not damage them before the expiration of this period.

6. Sunglasses

Sunglasses lose their useful properties 2 years after use.

Most girls have enough sunglasses for a maximum of one season, as they either break or simply go out of fashion. If you are very careful about this accessory and do not chase trendy new items, remember that you can only wear the same glasses for two years. After that, they no longer protect the eyes, because under the influence of the sun, special enzymes from UV rays are burned out on the glasses. An interesting fact is that such damage can not be seen with the naked eye, so the excuse of the type: "My glasses are whole and perfectly protected from the sun" will not work.

7. Toothbrush and Toothpaste

Toothbrush should be changed every 3 months, and toothpaste - once a year.

According to dentists, adults can use a toothbrush for no more than 3 months, and children under 12 years old can use no more than 2 months. After that, it stops cleaning teeth and can harm them. As for the paste, its shelf life is 1 year, and not from the date of opening, but from the date of manufacture. So carefully look at the label when you buy in the store this tool for cleaning teeth.

8. Towels

Shelf life of towels depends on the purpose of their use.

According to our information, the best place for the emergence and reproduction of bacteria is a damp cloth. That is why your towels need thorough care. Remember that bath copies need to be changed every 3 years, and kitchen ones - every 12 months. As for washing towels, it should be carried out every day, in order to avoid the appearance of harmful microorganisms.

9. Comb

The same comb can be in your arsenal no more than a year.

Regardless of how often you brush and wash your comb, it can last you only a year, after which it will need to be replaced. It constantly accumulates various microorganisms, so you should not risk the health of their hair.

10. Makeup Brushes

Shelf life brushes depends on how well you care for them.

You can use makeup brushes for about 2-3 years, but only if you properly care for them and wash them once a week. But girls who ignore this rule will have to buy new brushes once every 12 months, as they accumulate particles of makeup, dust and other contaminants that not only spoil the nap, but also cause irreparable damage to the skin, causing the rash.

11. Bras

The bra will serve you no more than 2 years.

With regular wear (from 3 times a week) bras are deformed 2 years after purchase. After this period, the underwear is stretched and ceases to properly support the breast.

12. Slippers

If you wear slippers on socks, then you can walk in them for about a year.

Slippers, as well as towels, are one of the main breeding grounds for bacteria, so they can be worn for a maximum of one season. If you bought them in November with the onset of cold weather, then in April the shoes should be replaced with another one. However, there is an exception to every rule: people who wear slippers in their socks may not worry about buying a new pair for about a year.

13. Pillows

Pillows need to be changed every 2-3 years.

The shelf life of pillows coincides with the shelf life of makeup brushes and is 2-3 years. As for children's bedding, they need to be changed more often, because babies behave more actively during sleep.

14. Blankets

The shelf life of a blanket depends on its quality.

The blanket will serve you faithfully for about 5 years. If you always buy expensive branded models that are of high quality, then their shelf life will double and reach 10 years.

15. Mattress

People with spinal problems should change the mattress every 5-6 years.

Buying a new mattress is directly dependent on your state of health. If you do not have back problems, then you can use the product for 8-10 years. People who are less fortunate should change the mattress once every 5-6 years, since it is only during this period that they retain their effectiveness and positive properties.