Shelf Life

In Newsletters on July 5, 2013 at 1:12 pm

When simplifying and organizing your space it is important to purge first. Sometimes those items may have an emotional attachment and can be hard to let go of. But if your item has an expiration date, that makes it easy!


  • Batteries; The expiration date can usually be found on generic household batteries. It is ok to put them in your trash, your trash company may urge you to at least put them into a plastic bag.
  • Medicine; Expiration dates are on most medicine. For some medicine it doesn’t necessarily mean that they are expired, but they are not as effective after they expire.
  • Lipstick, Eye Shadow, Eye Pencils; 2 years
  • Mascara Unopened:2 years Used:3 to 4 months. *Using clean brushes and sponges will help lengthen the life of your cosmetics. Be sure and wash or replace your applicators frequently.
  • Paint; Unopened: Up to 10 years Opened: 2 to 5 years pending storage temperature and seal on lid.



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