Cleaning

How Important Are Expiration Dates on Food and Common Household Items?

Woman checking an expiration date on food in the refrigerator

From wiping down cabinets and walls to vacuuming, dusting, and mopping, there’s something therapeutic about spring cleaning. While you’re throwing open the windows, cranking the tunes, and banishing those dust bunnies, you should also take stock of any food or common household products that may be past their prime. Now is the perfect time to check the expiration dates on condiments, pantry staples, cleaning supplies, and beauty products such as makeup.

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5 Mom-Approved Tips for Getting Kids to Complete Chores

Ask any mother if her children listen, and when she’s done laughing, she’ll ask if you have any advice. It’s difficult enough to get kids to tune in. But when it comes to convincing them to do chores, the effort can feel herculean.

Not that we can blame them, because chores aren’t fun! So it’s a parent’s job to make them seem that way, whether it’s taking out the trash, dusting or vacuuming, or just picking up toys after playtime.

The secret? Learn from the experts: other moms. Here are five parent-approved tips for getting kids to complete their chores.

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How to Deep-Clean Your Refrigerator


Refrigerators are a truly modern luxury that most of us cannot live without. But the fridge has also become such a household mainstay that many of us also forget that it needs a good deep-clean every once in a while. (In fact, a dirty fridge can cause foodborne illnesses like E. coli that often require medical attention.) Here’s how to clean your refrigerator and keep both your family and your food safe and healthy.
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Up Your Laundry Game With Maytag Appliances, Now Available at RAC


RAC knows that household chores like laundry can be hard to manage, and so does Maytag. The Maytag brand has been committed to creating reliable machines that quickly become your hardest working helper, which is why we’re giving you the option to get that dependability for yourself! Rent-A-Center now carries Maytag products because like Maytag, we believe a smooth-running home, needs efficient, long-running appliances.

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