By Alan J. Heavens
Now AARP, which knows old, is offering suggestions on the five old things you need to throw away during your spring-cleaning exercises this year.
Piled-up plastic containers. Years-old plastics can leak harmful chemicals into food. Recycle them and buy a new set.
Expired canned food. It doesn’t last forever. Vegetables and fruit expire in slightly more than 18 months.
Moldy makeup. After a year, makeup should be replaced because of bacteria buildup that could cause infections.
Old dried spices. After five years, most spices lose flavor, so dumping more on won’t help. It won’t make you sick, but for more flavorful food, get some new spices.
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