Look at the first article especially. It interested me. "every time I say something they find hard to hear they chalk it up to my anger and never to their own fear" Ani Difranco: I'm Not A Pretty Girl 1995 Nimer M. Jaber The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender via reply e-mail, and delete the material from any computer. Website: http://www.empowertheblind.org Phone: (720) (251-4530) -------- Original Message -------- Subject: Fred's Head Companion - American Printing House for the Blind Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 12:29:27 +0000 From: Fred's Head <fredshead@xxxxxxx> To: nimerjaber1@xxxxxxxxx Fred's Head Companion - American Printing House for the Blind <http://www.fredshead.info/> Link to Fred's Head <http://www.fredshead.info/>Household Product Expiration Dates <http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/FredsHeadCompanion/%7E3/50g1d20AVoI/household-product-expiration-dates.html>
Posted: 26 Mar 2009 08:38 AM PDTMost of us have never thought about expiration dates on household items. How long can something sit around before it gets too old? Here's a small compilation of beauty and food items with manufacturer suggested expiration dates:
* Canned or Glass Bottled Soda, regular: Unopened: 9 months from "best by" date. Opened: It really doesn't go bad, but you may notice a different taste, especially if not stored tightly sealed in a temperature controlled environment. * Plastic Bottled or Diet Soda: Unopened: 3 months from "best by" date. Opened: It really doesn't go bad, but you may notice a different taste, especially if not stored tightly sealed in a temperature controlled environment. * Ground Coffee in Can: Unopened: 2 years Opened: 1 month if tightly sealed and refrigerated. * Bottled Juices or Apple Juice: Unopened: 8 months from production date. Opened: 7 to 10 days. * Ketchup or Mustard: Unopened: 1 year from production date. Opened: 4 to 6 months. * Maple or Imitation Syrup: Unopened: 1 year Opened: 1 year * Soy Sauce: Unopened: 2 years Opened: 3 months * Peanut Butter: Unopened: 2 years Opened: 6 months; if longer than 3 months refrigerate. * Canned Tuna: Unopened: 1 year from purchase date. Opened: 3 to 4 days, If stored in a tightly seald container, not the original can. * Mayonnaise: Unopened: Indefinitely Opened: 2 to 3 months from "purchased by" date. * Prepared Salad Dressing/In Bottle: Unopened: 12 months after "best buy" date. Opened: 9 months if refrigerated. * Olive Oil: Unopened: 2 years from manufacture date if stored in a temperature controlled environment. Opened: 2 years from manufacture date if stored in a temperature controlled environment. * Vinegar: Unopened: 42 months Opened: 42 months * Nail Polish: Unopened: 1 year from manufacture date. Opened: 1 year from manufacture date if tightly resealed each time after use. * Nail Polish Remover: Unopened: Indefinitely Opened: Lasts indefinitely if tightly sealed. Will tend to evaporate with time. * Perfume: Unopened: 1 to 2 years if stored in a temperature controlled environment. Opened: 1 to 2 years if stored in a temperature controlled environment. * Lipstick: Unopened: 2 years Opened: 2 years * Mascara: Unopened: 2 years Opened: 3 to 4 months, unless you have an eye infection, then replace immediately. * Oil Based Foundation: Unopened: 2 years Opened: 2 years * Water Based Foundation: Unopened: 3 years Opened: 3 years * Windex and Window Cleaners: Unopened: 2 years Opened: 2 years * Metal Polish: Unopened: 3 years Opened: 3 years * Wood Polish/Pledge: Unopened: 2 years Opened: 2 years * Powdered Laundry Detergent: Unopened: About 1 year if stored in a dry location. Opened: At least 6 months if stored in a dry location. * Liquid Laundry Detergent: Unopened: Up to 1 year Opened: 6 months * Bleach: Unopened: about 6 months Opened: about 3 months * Mattress: 5 to 7 years Or when you find yourself waking up with aches and pains. Try flipping your mattress [some new ones don't require this] if you still feel pain, replace it. If you have a bad back a recent study <http://www.sleepproducts.org/> found that sleeping on a new mattress minimizes pain in just 30 days. * Pillows: 1 to 3 years Did you know that One-Tenth of the weight of a two-year-old pillow is dust-mite droppings? healthyhomecarpet.com <http://www.healthyhomecarpet.com/> * Sheets: 5years Not because of health, but due to just plain wear and tear. A good rule of thumb, when the pilling or fraying begins, start shopping. You can go the normal Macy's route <http://www1.macys.com/catalog/index.ognc?CategoryID=7495&PageID=7495*1*24*-1*-1> or try hunting for a bargain at bluefly.com <http://www.bluefly.com/pages/browse/department.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=937> which has notable designers such as Dwell <http://www.bluefly.com/pages/browse/list.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=6157053&repURL=%26version%3D3090-house-01%26loc%3Dright%26typ%3D&objType=2>, Frette <http://www.bluefly.com/pages/browse/list.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=6157059&deptFolderId=937&cmNav=true> and others. * Air Purifier Filters: 6 months Replace filters every 6 months to avoid recirculating dust and other allergens. * Toothbrushes: 3 months According to Oral-B <http://www.oralb.com/landing.asp> clinical research has shown that a new toothbrush can remove up to 30% more plaque than one that's 3 months old.With help from experts and product manufacturers, Real Simple has compiled a guide to expiration dates. These dates are offered as a rough guideline. The shelf lives of most products depend upon how you treat them. Edibles, unless otherwise indicated, should be stored in a cool, dry place. (With any food, of course, use common sense.) Household cleaners also do best in a dry place with a stable temperature. After the dates shown, beauty and cleaning products are probably still safe but may be less effective.
Click this link to see the /Surprising Expiration Dates/ from RealSimple.com <http://www.realsimple.com/realsimple/content/print/0,22304,676079,00.html>.
StillTasty, After All That TimeGot a fridge full of food but not sure what's still edible and what you'd regret an hour after eating? Website StillTasty saves money with useful advice on your foods' shelf-life and best storage practices.
The site offers several ways to determine the viability of your leftovers and dusty cabinet items, including a simple search, category browsing, and a forum where you can ask more specific questions. You may have been tossing leftovers left and right in those decadent days of 2007, but these days, every dollar counts, which makes StillTasty a nice little tool.
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