You must be wondering all day about what you should do with your time during this lockdown. You must have a lot of free time and nothing to do. Then why not get started with organizing your cabinets especially the products in your bathroom cabinet.
While you’re organizing your bathroom products, you will notice that there are some products that are way beyond their expiration dates. You might think that you’ll have to chuck them out but before you do that, we have some ideas about how you can reuse these products instead of throwing them away.
Even though you can’t use these products on your body, there are several alternatives uses for these products. Here is a list of some of these and how they can be reused:
The toothpaste has a shelf life of about two years and a toothbrush has a life of about 2-3 months. If you found a new toothpaste that has expired, don’t throw it away just yet. You can use it to scrub items that are made of silverware and brass. If you have kids at home who’ve painted the walls of your house with colorful crayons, don’t worry as toothpaste can be used to remove those stains as well.
2. Shaving Cream
Shaving cream also has a life span of just 2 years. It can be used to clean up any stubborn stains on several surfaces including ovens, microwaves, furniture, tarnished jewelry and others. Put a little shaving cream on the surface of the item with stains and leave it on for 30 minutes. Then, brush off the stain using an old toothbrush.
A Deodorant expires after a period of 1-2 years after which it goes bad. If you have a deodorant that hasn’t been used for a long time, don’t throw it away as it can be used to spray in various places just like an air freshener. You can spray your cupboards, the inside sole of your smelly shoes, in your car and several other places. Remember that you shouldn’t use an expired deodorant on your body as it can cause acne or skin irritation. Make sure that you use it only on the non-living things.
When you start to use your loofah and once it has been exposed to water, it’s life starts to deteriorate. It should only be used for not more than two months because it becomes prone to harmful bacteria. A loofah can be used to scrub off your tap handles or toilet seats. Another way to use it is by cutting it open and using it as a net bag in which you can store other products.
A moisturizer can easily last for about 2 years after which there will be a visible change in its texture as well as consistency. A moisturizer can only be used to soften something. It can be used on the rusted metals and stuck zippers. It can also be used to tame flyaways.
If you’re always buying new haircare products. You must be having one or two shampoo bottles that you have either not finished or probably not even started it yet. A shampoo can last for about 2-3 years and after it has expired, don’t throw it away. You can use the expired shampoos to clean your kitchen cutlery, bathroom tiles, washing the floor and even your jewelry. It will be perfect to bring a shine to all your items.
Mouthwashes have a life of only 2-3 years and if you haven’t used one completely then don’t chuck it out as you can use it as a hand sanitizer as well as an odor diffuser when the stench of garlic, fish, onion and chicken is not leaving your hands.
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