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In short, yes, cleaning products can expire: “Like many products purchased at the grocery store, cleaning products can degrade over time,” says Brian Sansoni, senior vice president of communications, outreach and membership at the American Cleaning Institute.

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Expired surface cleaning sprays and dishwashing liquids likely won’t damage the surfaces they’re intended to be used on, but they simply won’t clean as effectively. You may have to use a little more of the product or clean for longer to get the same results.

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If you look closely at your cleaning supplies, you’ll notice that many of them are printed with an expiration date. But if we’re being honest, most of us likely don’t check this fine print. The next time you’re embarking on a big cleaning spree, check the expiration date or manufacture date on that bottle of bleach, cleaning spray and dishwashing liquid you’ve had stashed in the cabinet for years. If you find they are past their prime, follow the steps below to dispose of them safely.

Get every single drop out of your cleaning products by using this tip from @athomewithshannon. Putting marbles in the bottom of your spray bottles helps the solution rise up.

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