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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Things to Purge During Spring Cleaning

Spring is finally in the air which makes it the perfect time for spring cleaning! Your list may already include dusting or re-decorating, but have you given thought to what you would be purging? There are so many things we have cluttering up our homes that actually have expiration dates. Many that I didn't know about. Make sure to check out my Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks, too.


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Towels. This one I had NO CLUE about, but it makes a lot of sense. Think about all the mold and mildew that accumulates in your towels over time. You can bleach them back to white, but just because that mold can't be seen, doesn't mean it isn't there. Yuck! They say that if they they're over six months old, then you should toss them. But I think if they over a year you should be good.

Cosmetics. Did you know your beauty products have an expiration date? Most cosmetics have an expiration of six months. Some of the don't have it listed, so your best bet is to write the date you opened it on the bottom.

Car Seats. This one you might have known, but maybe you didn't know why. Car seats have an expiration date because they are made of plastic. Plastic expands as it gets hot and car seats are left in the hot car all the time. If you can't find the expiration date on the car seat, call the manufacturer. When in doubt, throw it out. Check out my post on Car Seat Safety.

Cleaning supplies. When we were purging our old house to move out, we found a ton of old cleaning supplies from my couponing days. Although they didn't have an expiration date, but you could tell that they were way past their prime. Most have the date they were manufactured on them and most products average to about 12 months, but why would you want it in your house if you haven't used it in that time frame anyways.


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Medication. All medicines have expiration dates that tend to get overlooked, but it’s always a good idea to check the dates, and re-stock any essentials for when sick gets real! Don't be tempted to keep them. As a busy mom, I always like to have my Sick Kid Essentials on hand so I like restocking them during spring cleaning time because I am purging anyways.

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64 comments:

  1. When sick gets real around our house, I try to sanitize as much as possible to keep it from spreading to other family members! We use medication as needed and get plenty of rest.

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  2. I toss out old clothes when I spring clean. I also go through my medicine to make sure none have expired.

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  3. I'm in the process now of shredding old papers from my filing cabinet!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  4. I try to toss out anything that I haven't used in the last year. I do clean out the medicine cabinet as well.

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  5. I go through old clothing and household items and miscellaneous stuff,I toss some of it out but mostly I donate it and if I can I'm a big recycler,every once in awhile I go through my medicine cabinet and get rid of expired medicine or if it's lost it's effectiveness.

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  6. I am in the middle of Spring cleaning right now. I like to get rid of lots of things, including expired medicines, food, and many other things to donate or be thrown away!

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  7. We try to go through the medicine cabinet. I go through clothes and sack up for the thrift store and get rid of old paperwork.
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    Sherry Compton

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  8. I go room by room from top to the bottom.

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  9. I go through the medicine cabinet every few years and bag up the old medicine and take to local hospital to dispose of it.

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  10. I toss out old condiments, H&B products when I spring clean?.I spring clean my medicine cabinet as well.

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  11. I try to clean as much as I can!! I clean our medicine cabinet twice a year though because I hate needing something at the wrong time and having it be expired!!

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  12. I clean out the garage in the Spring. I get rid of old toys, broken tools, etc.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  13. What do toss out when you spring clean?

    old mail seems to just never go anywhere util i throw it away,so ill say mail

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  14. I take clothes my children have outgrown to Goodwill. I go through the medicine cabinet and toss out expired medicines.

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  15. I toss out things I haven't touched in months.. or even years.

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  16. I clean out old magazines, junk mail and clothing that my daughter has outgrown.

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  17. I go through all my cabinets and drawers making sure anything old and expired is tossed.

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  18. I toss out old, expired food, and yes, medicine.

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  19. I generally don't spring clean my medicine cabinet but I try to toss out old food, older cosmetics and clothes that are aging or I don't wear anymore.

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  20. I especially toss a lot when cleaning closets in the spring.
    Medicine is maybe once a year.
    thank you

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  21. I clean out the closest and dressers and I check my medicine cabinet every 3 months for expired meds

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  22. If I haven't worn certain items of clothing I donate them. If medication is over a year old or expired I toss it!

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  23. I toss out all things when I spring clean. When I get in the true cleaning mood, I throw it all out!!! I usually check my medicines every few months, in case there is expired medicines that you don't need to take is up there.

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  24. I toss out all expired medicines and lots and lots of paper

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  25. I literally clean out everything!

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  26. I clean out everything including the medicine cabinets!

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  27. I toss out expired foods and old worn-out clothing when I spring clean. I also spring clean clean my medicine cabinet.

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  28. I'm not great at throwing out old medicines or expired makeup. Thanks for the great reminder!

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  29. I'm not great at throwing out old medicines or expired makeup. Thanks for the great reminder!

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  30. yes we do spring clean your medicine cabinet, I think that's a must when you have kids(grandkids)...I try to do the family room 1st and donate what the kids out grew

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  31. I clean out old, expired medicine. Also, my closet!

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  32. I don't really do spring cleaning - I go around and do a good cleaning every month (along with just regular cleaning) so that things don't pile up or get too dirty.
    But I do take the lighter duvet covers off to the cleaners to get them ready for the warmer weather.

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  33. Mostly toss out old socks with holes in them lol yes everyone has a pair of them. Yes i go through my medicine cabinets regularly always wanna check expiration dates

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  34. I get rid of clothes that we don't wear anymore and meds.

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  35. I don't do any spring cleaning. I always am tossing things out immediately if not needed or wanted anymore; and I keep the house continuously clean, neat, and organized.

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  36. Spring cleaning includes decluttering everything from clothes to toys to medicine.

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  37. I get rid of things in the garage not needed anymore, old clothes and other miscellaneous items.

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  38. I do periodically go through the medicine cabinet to get rid of old stuff.

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  39. I go through the food pantry and refrigerator and toss out expired food. I always feel so wasteful. I need to go through the medicine, I know there is stuff in there that expired 3 years ago.

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  40. I toss out all expired medications.

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  41. Clothes that are in bad condition!

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  42. What do toss out when you spring clean? Do you spring clean your medicine cabinet?

    I toss things that are broken and cant be fixed. Yes I do throw expired meds out.

    ellen beck

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  43. Hey i wish you still had that giveaway tab at the top that linked to all your giveaways. Right now they are hard to find.

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  44. I go through my closets and drawers and toss out all the junk that has accumulated over the winter.

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  45. I do toss out old make up and meds. I even get rid of old cleaning supplies.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  46. We toss out broken and expired stuff.

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  47. I toss out anything that is expired, and anything that we no longer like, or use, or just think that we are not going to use anymore.

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  48. I spring clean every few months lol I go thru my foods and my medicines and throw out any expired products. I also go thru my magazines and either donate them or put them out in our lobby for people to read. Clothes, sometimes I get rid of the older things but honestly, with the crazy weather, I keep more than I get rid of lol :)

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  49. I do spring clean my medicine cabinet, and I also go through my pantry and throw away stuff that we haven't used in a while

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  50. I toss out anything that's expired or very worn. I donate clothes I haven't worn or decor I no longer want.

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  51. I keep an Excel spreadsheet with all of the expiration dates of the medicines in my medicine cabinet. It helps me keep track so I don't take expired medicine.

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  52. We get rid of clothes and toys. Spring us a great time to clean out and restock the medicine cabinet.

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  53. Yes, I do spring clean my medicine cabinet and I toss out (or at least get the items ready to be discarded properly) all outdated or unneeded medications.

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  54. I check for things I haven't warn in a year. I do check my medicine cabinet.

    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  55. I toss out anything old, everything unused that will not be used again, and Yes, I throw out expired medications as well.

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  56. Yes I usually spring clean my medicine cabinet and throw out expired items

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  57. I clean out my pantry checking expired food, open bags that have been sitting in there all winter. I will add my medicine cabinet from this year on. Thanks for the nice post on this.

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  58. Maybe I am a little OCD about products. Sharpies and stick on labels are my best friends. I date everything I buy before it goes in cabinet, refrigerator etc. Then when I open a product I check if there is a EXP date, if so I circle it. I date the product when opened. And I get rid of products that I don't use

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  59. I love to collect things and I keep everything but when I get into spring cleaning mode I would literally tip the house upsidedown into a garbage bag if it was possible! I like to get rid of A LOT. I tend to forget about my medicine cabinet, it does need a good spring cleaning.

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  60. I get rid of old expired medicines during my spring cleaning's medicine cabinet review.

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  61. I clean out expired medicine during my spring cleaning.

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  62. I throw out the expired medicine in our cabinet every 6 months.
    Julie Hawkins

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