12 Things You’re Not Replacing Often Enough (& the Icky Consequences of Slacking)

I was shocked when a friend told me she replaces her pillows once a year. Pillows? Once a year?! Apparently, that’s what experts advise. Well, the truth is, I’ve had most of my pillows for more like five or ten years. Whoops. I decided something had to be done. On my way to Target in search of a whole new supply, I started thinking: What else in my house is beyond its expiration date?

Turns out, there are quite a few household items to replace that grow bacteria or lose effectiveness at specific points in their lives. So I did my research, and now I’ve got a pretty extensive list. From toothbrushes to tires, check out what household items to replace and when.


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