Be Careful Not To Hang On To These Household Items For Too Long

Bleach Can Go Bad

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It’s hard to imagine bleach going bad because it kills any sort of bacteria that even comes close to it, however, bleach actually does lose its potency as time passes.

The Scripps Research Institute says that it starts to lose its potency about six months after opening it. While that on its own isn’t dangerous, just be aware that it might not be doing such a thorough job when it’s past its prime.