Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Check Household Items for Expiration Dates

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Check Household Items for Expiration Dates

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Milk, cheese and other fridge-dwelling food items are stamped with expiration dates that, should you choose to ignore them, will make themselves known via smell.

But your house is actually peppered with items that require regular replenishment -- many of which are outside of the kitchen, according to Brightside. From knickknacks on your dresser to the staples in your pantry, your house is chock-full of items that can go bad. Here are a few of the most surprising:

- Hydrogen peroxide.

Expires in: two months.

Why: Hydrogen peroxide, the versatile topical antiseptic used to prevent infection in cuts, scrapes and minor burns, actually turns into water just two months after opening. …

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