Common Household Items You Probably Need to Replace

We use certain household items longer than we should because we tend to forget they also come with expiration date. Keeping them beyond certain point can do us more harm than good, and here’s five you should probably get rid of since you’ve been holding onto them for too long.


Bristles on your toothbrush will become worn down and flat after a while, so you should consider replacing them after 3-4 months.


Even if your sponge isn’t in such bad shape, you should throw it away every 2 to 8 weeks, depending on how often you’ve been using it.

Smoke Alarm Batteries

You won’t notice that your smoke alarm batteries stopped working unless you check them, and you should be doing this at least once a year.


If you have spices sitting in the back of your kitchen cabinet for years, keep in mind they come with an expiration date. You should expect them to last between 1-4 years depending on the type.