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Keep or toss? Shelf life of common household items

Many of us have more time to do, well, those things we really don’t enjoy doing.

Cleaning, decluttering and so on and so on.

Shape magazine recently offered a story on the shelf life of common household items.

A quick glance around my bathroom and vanity reveals fragrances that are years old.  Same with some eyeshadows and maybe even a blush or two. And we won’t even get into the closet. Before I recently stocked the refrigerator and pantry, I did a clean sweep and am embarrassed to admit how much I had to toss because of long-ago expired dates or half-used bottles of salad dressing and cold condiments that were clearly past their prime.

But have you ever thought about how old that alcohol is tucked away in the medicine cabinet? Or if it’s even still potent. What about that loofah in the shower?  And nail polish?

Shape offers these guidelines of what to toss when.

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Linda Miller

Linda Miller always has loved makeup and fashion, especially shoes and handbags. She admits to owning more lipsticks and glosses than many makeup artists, but she's not giving up a single tube. When she got the opportunity to move from... Read more ›

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