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Stockpiling Saturday – Household Product Expiration Dates

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on April 30, 2011 · 0 comments

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An important thing to consider when starting and maintaining a stockpile is expiration dates.  If you buy stuff that you can’t use before it goes bad, well, then that’s not a good deal right?

There are some items that might surprise you on how long they can keep if unopened and stored properly.

Here’s a list of Household Products Expirations (you can view the Food list here):

Air freshener, aerosol
2 years

Antifreeze, premixed
1 to 5 years

Antifreeze, concentrate
Indefinite

Batteries, alkaline
7 years

Batteries, lithium
10 years

Bleach
3 to 6 months

Dish detergent, liquid or powdered
1 year

Fire extinguisher, rechargeable
Service or replace every 6 years

Fire extinguisher, nonrechargeable
12 years

Laundry detergent, liquid or powdered
Unopened: 9 months to 1 year
Opened: 6 months

Metal polish (silver, copper, brass)
At least 3 years

Miracle Gro, liquid
Opened: 3 to 8 years

Miracle Gro, liquid, water-soluble
Indefinite

Motor oil
Unopened: 2 to 5 years
Opened: 3 months

Mr. Clean
2 years

Paint
Unopened: Up to 10 years
Opened: 2 to 5 years

Spray paint
2 to 3 years

Windex
2 years

Wood polish (Pledge)
2 years

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