Oh, acne, herald of puberty, we don’t miss you one bit. Remember that acne medication you were prescribed way back in your early teens? Even as an adult, you might be tempted to reach for it when you spot something remotely close to a zit on your face. But don’t.
If that medication is expired (and there’s a good chance it is), it will just be ineffective. Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are the main ingredients in most acne treatments and they lose effectiveness within 4-6 months.
Okay now, these are actually hazardous. Sure, there is no expiration date involved, but you should pay attention to any visible sign of damage you see on your power cords.
The minute you see exposed wires, scratches, cracks, or anything of the sort, it's time to let the cord go. Make sure to look at each and every plugged cord in your house, especially the ones that are stuck behind a desk or two pieces of furniture. When it comes to fire hazards, you can never be too safe.
You know what it's like with babies. They grow up so fast, and their items get passed down to siblings, cousins, and friends faster than you can blink. This might be okay with strollers, clothes, and toys, but don't you even think of doing it with pacifiers.
When a pacifier's rubber gets worn out (which happens often when the child is teething), pieces can tear off and create a choking hazard. Some pacifier brands have expiration dates printed on their package, but you would do well to just change your child's pacifier once every two months and not take that risk.
Hydrogen Peroxide & Rubbing Alcohol
When did you last check your first aid kit? If it takes you too long to come with an answer to this question, you might want to do it right now.
The rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide you see there are used to disinfect cuts and wounds. But if the product in your kit is expired, rubbing it on a bleeding cut won't help because it is no longer effective. At this point, you might realize you need to take a little trip to the drugstore. When you get your new products, take a look at their expiration dates, and set a reminder on your phone for when you need to replace them.
If we're talking about short-term storage, the fridge can be a good place for your carrots. However, if you leave them in there for too long, they can become droopy.
Your best option for long-term storage would be the pantry or a closet with low moisture that sees no direct sunlight. If you have some carrot pieces you'd already cut up and want to save for later, here is what you need to do: get a plastic container, fill it with water, put the carrot pieces in there, and put the whole thing in the fridge. It should buy your carrots a few more hours.