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« Reply #5750 on: January 22, 2018, 05:12:14 PM »
PTF, primarily.

I might be moving soon, which is excellent inspiration to start getting rid of things.

I live in a shared house --- so pretty much everything I own is stored in my bedroom which has a small closet, a bookshelf, and a night stand with drawers.   And, yet, I am SHOCKED at how much I've accumulated in the three years I've lived here. 

Also, my room is a ridiculous mess.   Because I am lazy.  Which is totally a life fail.  I've been saying that I would take a weekend day and do a full-on Marie Kondo style purge of everything.

But, that hasn't happened.

So, instead I put a trash bag and box for donations by my door.  And I'm trying to do one thing every time I leave my room to make it neater/cleaner/less cluttered.  So something gets thrown out or put back in its proper place or in the donation bin every time I go to get a glass of water or go to the bathroom or whatever.  Only a few days in, but I'm pretty impressed at the progress so far - two trash bags and one full box of donations out the door.   Hopefully, I can keep up the habit long enough to get the whole room under control.

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« Reply #5751 on: January 22, 2018, 05:16:23 PM »
Got rid of a couple piles of old bank statements (dating from mid-90s to 2006 or so) - not sure why I was keeping them. Also recycled a big pile of magazines. I will win the battle of the basement storage room this year. Little by little...

This thread is keeping me inspired. Thanks, everyone!

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« Reply #5752 on: January 22, 2018, 06:28:52 PM »
Uncluttered the nightstand and got rid of a stack of magazines and several books. Also found the power cord I needed for one electronic gadget.

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« Reply #5753 on: January 22, 2018, 07:26:44 PM »
Went through the kitchen dish towel drawer and got rid of about a dozen cloths, napkins, etc.

Every little bit feels good.

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« Reply #5754 on: January 23, 2018, 04:46:49 AM »
Update on the three huge boxes of photos (a/k/a the albatross around my neck) -- DH has volunteered to scan them, and he has begun!  Wow!   Also I took three bags of clothes and miscellaneous stuff to Goodwill.  Now trying to convince my son to donate some of his unused sports equipment.   

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« Reply #5755 on: January 23, 2018, 06:36:32 AM »
I've got two months, tops, before we move house. Our house hasn't recovered from the arrival of our baby 9 months ago, so it was very needed anyway! First later is just removing the rubbish and recycling...

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« Reply #5756 on: January 23, 2018, 07:17:07 AM »
Went to some friends' house over the weekend to help them cleanup.  They plan to move to a smaller place and need to be rid of all the stuff.  They have a great start with furniture from her mother (passed a year ago) going for consignment or donation and lots of clothes being donated (many trash bags full).  I helped with the garage and realized that they need to put out an ultimatum to their kids who are out of college and living elsewhere.  In particular, the son who played hockey has deposited all his hockey equipment in the garage.  2 full sets of goalie pads, 4 humungous hockey bags, probably 3 dozen hockey sticks, a dozen broken goalie sticks.  Personally, I'd give notice that if they're not taken care of in a month, they're going on craigslist. 

The wife helped going through clothes which I hear was easy.  Some were......as the husband put it.....stuff we wore in Junior High.  Easy to throw in the donation bag as it would fit nobody.

After a few hours of cleaning, it didn't even look like anything was done.  Unfortunately, our house is even worse, in my opinion, and I'm the cleaner.....wife and one son are the "Oh, this is a cherished thing from when the kids were little" (clinging to a AA battery that's leaking all over the place).

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« Reply #5757 on: January 23, 2018, 11:41:31 AM »
-Sold/mailed an item on eBay, so that's gone now.
-Sold/ditched an auction item I won last year that's been nothing but a pain in my butt figuring out how to use it. Gone now to someone who will enjoy.
-Returned two books that I got from the "freebie" table at work & then read, so others can also enjoy.

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« Reply #5758 on: January 23, 2018, 01:12:14 PM »
People collected my unwanted picture and mismatched glasses yesterday, I'm so pleased. I have got a couple of things for sale for $ that I can't shift tho.

Today: I'm listing my nice but never wear 'em dresses.
This long weekend: The 'study' is on my hit list. If I can get rid of some old vinyl, it means I can also get rid of some wonky shelves. I want to clean & listen to the records to see if they are saleable quality, then get rid of them plus the cheapie record player.

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« Reply #5759 on: January 24, 2018, 01:41:07 AM »
I've got two months, tops, before we move house. Our house hasn't recovered from the arrival of our baby 9 months ago, so it was very needed anyway! First later is just removing the rubbish and recycling...

Good luck! You can do it!

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« Reply #5760 on: January 24, 2018, 06:25:41 AM »
I've got two months, tops, before we move house. Our house hasn't recovered from the arrival of our baby 9 months ago, so it was very needed anyway! First later is just removing the rubbish and recycling...

Good luck! You can do it!
Thanks! Today I filled a box with baby clothes and some of my clothes, and took it straight to the donation bin (.... While dropping DH at the train station to go to work). I'm hoping the dresses I donated will be found by frugal teens for their highschool balls, since those will happen in a few months. I have another dress I couldn't quite donate... But I think it will go in the next lot, it just isn't quite my style and I don't attend enough fancy parties!

I also consolidated several boxes so we have about 5 empty ones now, ready to fill up.

I found our stash of reusable shopping bags. I'm putting them in the boot of the car, and any we haven't used by the end of February will be filled with donations and I'll just drop the entire bag in the donation bin!

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« Reply #5761 on: January 24, 2018, 02:10:55 PM »
This thread has motivated me.  I am holding a community - wide "Freecycle" event in April at a local hall.   I just need to get volunteers organized to help me plan....

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« Reply #5762 on: January 25, 2018, 08:59:14 PM »
That sounds great, Goldilocks!

Filled the bin today with my backpack (the plastic coating inside had gone icky so I can't give it away), 3 manky old pillows, a gym bag and various fancy dress things, wigs and masks. I made a list of four things I'll declutter in winter.

Next I'm going to go through my shoes. And I need to give up on a couple of tops with sentimental value that I'm never going to wear but they are proving sticky

I haven't got to my vinyl yet...

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« Reply #5763 on: January 25, 2018, 09:15:42 PM »
I tried to repair a knit cardigan that I wear to work where a seam had completely failed (about 10 cm long) but realised that a) the repair was well beyond my very basic sewing skills and b) I no longer liked the cardigan. So I put it in the bag of clothes waiting for the next clothes swap. It's possible nobody will want it but I can try.

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« Reply #5764 on: January 25, 2018, 10:08:28 PM »
Today's victories: getting rid of a stack of magazines my dad had brought over but refused to take away again (we didn't want them or ask for them...) and a baby swing my sister's SIL lent us and didn't want back. Both easily rehomed via Buy Nothing :-)

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« Reply #5765 on: January 26, 2018, 07:28:33 AM »
We got a mattress topper a few months ago to sleep in the car (out of town and all hotels were booked or crazy expensive). It didn't work on the bed. Can't really sell it or anything either...but a new friend is interested in taking it! Win!

Those hard to get rid of/sell items are pretty frustrating, so I'm happy.

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« Reply #5766 on: January 26, 2018, 07:51:34 AM »
Had to wait until today to get the next set of eBay items up & running (I'll be traveling & don't want to sell anything while I'm away & can't mail). Excited, as I have 9 more items to list, plus a few for Craigslist as well. I'll also have the boys go through their rooms today & collect garbage, dirty laundry that's hiding under the bed, etc. 

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« Reply #5767 on: January 26, 2018, 04:26:08 PM »
After reading a rather terrible book that had been on my bookshelves for 5 years, I remembered my surprisingly accurate rule of thumb:  if a book doesn't get a least a 3.5 out of 5 rating on Goodreads, I'm not going to like it.  So, today after work, I went through all the unread books on my shelves and looked up their ratings.  I ended up finding about 10 books with a low rating that I can now donate.  Decluttered and saved myself from once again accidentally reading a not-very-good book!

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« Reply #5768 on: January 26, 2018, 06:18:46 PM »
After reading a rather terrible book that had been on my bookshelves for 5 years, I remembered my surprisingly accurate rule of thumb:  if a book doesn't get a least a 3.5 out of 5 rating on Goodreads, I'm not going to like it.  So, today after work, I went through all the unread books on my shelves and looked up their ratings.  I ended up finding about 10 books with a low rating that I can now donate.  Decluttered and saved myself from once again accidentally reading a not-very-good book!

This is genius. Nothing worse than a bad book.
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« Reply #5769 on: January 26, 2018, 09:39:21 PM »
Spent a bit of the day searching for medicine-ended up gathering 2 gallon ziplock bags of expired meds to figure out where to go. Made a list of medications to replace. I am realizing we use too many prescriptions!

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« Reply #5770 on: January 27, 2018, 08:01:28 AM »
After reading a rather terrible book that had been on my bookshelves for 5 years, I remembered my surprisingly accurate rule of thumb:  if a book doesn't get a least a 3.5 out of 5 rating on Goodreads, I'm not going to like it.  So, today after work, I went through all the unread books on my shelves and looked up their ratings.  I ended up finding about 10 books with a low rating that I can now donate.  Decluttered and saved myself from once again accidentally reading a not-very-good book!

This is genius. Nothing worse than a bad book.

I used to feel obligated to finish books I started, but then I decided I wasn't going to live long enough to read all the good books I wanted to. Now, I give it three-five chapters. If I don't enjoy it, on to the next book.

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« Reply #5771 on: January 27, 2018, 03:41:43 PM »
Sold 4 brainteaser type kid games today. Made $22, got the 4 toys & 3 bases out of the house. Win!

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« Reply #5772 on: January 27, 2018, 05:02:33 PM »
Cleaned and reorganized the basement. Another three bags to goodwill. Box of things mailed to kid at school. lots of recycling and trash removal. Mount EBay is growing and I really need to get stuff listed!

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« Reply #5773 on: January 27, 2018, 05:10:56 PM »
Got rid of my maternity leggings. Figured if I get pregnant again they probably won't be in style anymore anyway.

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« Reply #5774 on: January 28, 2018, 01:51:58 PM »
Gathered up some clothes and misc stuff for Goodwill. One bag full, another partial. I'm sure there's some more things I don't want so I can fill up the bag. Going to go clean, maybe I can find some of them.

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« Reply #5775 on: January 28, 2018, 04:23:48 PM »
Sold our nice but very under utilized (for how much counter real estate it took) espresso machine. Will replace with an Aeropress for around $40 and keep $110. Win.

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« Reply #5776 on: January 28, 2018, 09:11:42 PM »
Gave away two storage boxes at the weekend. Got less to store :)

I didn't get around to doing the vinyl... Next weekend.

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« Reply #5777 on: January 29, 2018, 08:56:31 AM »
I now have 2 gallons of expired medication ready to dispose of - but since some of it is "controlled" I need to figure out how to get rid of it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I seem to remember reading I might be able to drop it off at a fire station.

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« Reply #5778 on: January 29, 2018, 09:13:08 AM »
I now have 2 gallons of expired medication ready to dispose of - but since some of it is "controlled" I need to figure out how to get rid of it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I seem to remember reading I might be able to drop it off at a fire station.

https://apps.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubdispsearch/spring/main?execution=e1s1
http://rxdrugdropbox.org/
https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/BuyingUsingMedicineSafely/EnsuringSafeUseofMedicine/SafeDisposalofMedicines/ucm186188.htm

Costco pharmacies also do at least once yearly collections I think.

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« Reply #5779 on: January 29, 2018, 09:19:09 AM »
I now have 2 gallons of expired medication ready to dispose of - but since some of it is "controlled" I need to figure out how to get rid of it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I seem to remember reading I might be able to drop it off at a fire station.

Pretty sure you can sell it on Craigslist. :)

I would have recommended the Hospital for help, but the fire department seems like it would be better.

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« Reply #5780 on: January 29, 2018, 09:20:26 AM »
I now have 2 gallons of expired medication ready to dispose of - but since some of it is "controlled" I need to figure out how to get rid of it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I seem to remember reading I might be able to drop it off at a fire station.

Our walmart has started issuing dispose kits with narcotics prescriptions and you can request them without a prescription.

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« Reply #5781 on: January 29, 2018, 09:21:47 AM »
Got rid of the two baby gates that I was given on buy nothing (requested walk through gate, woman dropped off step over kind, which we were game to try but then 9 month old daughter immediately pulled off the door frame...)  Quick in and out!

Listed a 36" TV and table on buy nothing today.  I'm sad as I feel like this is a great set that should have value, but it's 10 years old. 10 year old electronics have no value.  Hopefully someone will take this 150 pound monster our of my basement.

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« Reply #5782 on: January 29, 2018, 09:31:50 AM »
I now have 2 gallons of expired medication ready to dispose of - but since some of it is "controlled" I need to figure out how to get rid of it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I seem to remember reading I might be able to drop it off at a fire station.

My police station accepts it.  They have some kind of bin right in the front lobby.  Right below @jordanread 's picture on their wall.  ;-)

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« Reply #5783 on: January 29, 2018, 09:33:22 AM »
I now have 2 gallons of expired medication ready to dispose of - but since some of it is "controlled" I need to figure out how to get rid of it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I seem to remember reading I might be able to drop it off at a fire station.

My police station accepts it.  They have some kind of bin right in the front lobby.  Right below @jordanread 's picture on their wall.  ;-)

Just for the record, I didn't do my hair that day. It was an awful picture!

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« Reply #5784 on: January 29, 2018, 09:50:03 AM »
I now have 2 gallons of expired medication ready to dispose of - but since some of it is "controlled" I need to figure out how to get rid of it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I seem to remember reading I might be able to drop it off at a fire station.

Pharmacies - any really, but easiest if it was the pharmacy the meds came from.  I did this when DD didn't use all her morphine from a surgery.

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« Reply #5785 on: January 29, 2018, 10:34:53 AM »
Sold a chair for $25, just to get someone to pick it up quickly. I was too sore from painting to haul it out to my car to donate it. Still waiting for two side tables to sell. I'm being stubborn on the price. If they don't sell by the time I start painting some other stuff for my house, I am going to paint them too. I think a better colour will be more eye catching, plus I genuinely like the tables and even though I bought them to flip, I might end up keeping them. Oops :)

I have a bunch of left over paint that I am going to use to paint the inside of my closets so that's sorta a declutter! Working on that chore this week.

I am also packing up some new shampoo/conditioner bottles to donate. I found a brand I really want to stick with so my stockpile of 5 of 6 bottles is going to a new home.

Weeded through my crocheted dish cloth collection. Picked out some really nice ones (all new) to use to wrap Christmas presents as functional wrapping. I also went through the ones I currently use and put a few in the rag pile. That significantly tidied up one drawer.

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« Reply #5786 on: January 29, 2018, 10:51:08 AM »
I now have 2 gallons of expired medication ready to dispose of - but since some of it is "controlled" I need to figure out how to get rid of it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I seem to remember reading I might be able to drop it off at a fire station.

My police station accepts it.  They have some kind of bin right in the front lobby.  Right below @jordanread 's picture on their wall.  ;-)

Just for the record, I didn't do my hair that day. It was an awful picture!

Yeah--it wasn't one of your better days.  ;-)

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« Reply #5787 on: January 29, 2018, 10:54:34 AM »
I now have 2 gallons of expired medication ready to dispose of - but since some of it is "controlled" I need to figure out how to get rid of it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I seem to remember reading I might be able to drop it off at a fire station.

Pretty sure you can sell it on Craigslist. :)

I would have recommended the Hospital for help, but the fire department seems like it would be better.

Pretty sure my kid could sell it at school too, but I'd like him to make it through college OUT of jail. 

Hence why it's all sat in my house for long periods of time. I confirmed I can take it to our local fire department, but only the pills. I'm still trying to figure out what to do with the liquids and epi pens.

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« Reply #5788 on: January 29, 2018, 12:03:39 PM »
* Donated all the Beanie Babies and oversize stuffed animals that had been recently gifted to the children. They don't play with them and they're dust traps which is no bueno for my kids, who are prone to allergies.

* Donated a bunch of terra cotta pots that had been stored for a long time and weren't likely to be used soon.

* Cleared out under the sink and took all the items I couldn't immediately remember the use for (why do I have mineral oil? why do I have this Tuff Stuff) to the toxic materials disposal site.

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« Reply #5789 on: January 29, 2018, 12:19:40 PM »

* Cleared out under the sink and took all the items I couldn't immediately remember the use for (why do I have mineral oil? why do I have this Tuff Stuff) to the toxic materials disposal site.

Machine mineral oil? Or food grade for maintaining wooden cutting boards?

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« Reply #5790 on: January 29, 2018, 12:23:18 PM »

* Cleared out under the sink and took all the items I couldn't immediately remember the use for (why do I have mineral oil? why do I have this Tuff Stuff) to the toxic materials disposal site.

Machine mineral oil? Or food grade for maintaining wooden cutting boards?

I *think* it was for a fancy cutting board we had, but then my kids accidentally burned it* and now we're using cheap bamboo boards bought new at Goodwill. I like them better because they have a ring attached so I can hang them up out of the way instead of storing on our limited counterspace.

*it was resting on the stovetop, they turned on the wrong burner on high for a while while trying to do something else...extremely charred cutting board. :D

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« Reply #5791 on: January 29, 2018, 02:08:06 PM »
I have a bunch of left over paint that I am going to use to paint the inside of my closets so that's sorta a declutter! Working on that chore this week.

Assuming that they're all various shades of the same color and same types, mix them all together. One consistent color, don't have to worry about running out of one color part way through the closet. And yes, painting counts as declutter in my book. It'd better - I have 15 gallons of paint in my house right now, and all of them will be used by the time I'm done.

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« Reply #5792 on: January 29, 2018, 02:41:07 PM »
BIL moved into a new apartment last weekend. We used the time to clean up quite a bit of clutter: mattress, bed frame, couch,  book shelf, dresser, entertainment center, 2 tables and 2 stools, tv, old computer, Several boxes of kitchen stuff. It's amazing how much stuff wanders into your house over the years.

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« Reply #5793 on: January 29, 2018, 03:39:59 PM »

Hence why it's all sat in my house for long periods of time. I confirmed I can take it to our local fire department, but only the pills. I'm still trying to figure out what to do with the liquids and epi pens.

Again, the pharmacy where it was bought should take it back, or really any pharmacy (drugstore).

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« Reply #5794 on: January 29, 2018, 03:58:12 PM »
Epipens might be nice to keep. Liquids u could put down the drain. Any veterans in your family? I know the VA pharmacies have envelopes to mail meds for disposal.

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« Reply #5795 on: January 29, 2018, 04:11:47 PM »
Don't pour medication down the drain. Water treatment isn't designed to deal with it.

You could mix it with kitty litter or mulch to trash it.

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« Reply #5796 on: January 30, 2018, 03:12:49 AM »
Where I live, any pharmacy will take out of date medicines (tablets, liquids for injecting etc) and ensure they are disposed of responsibly. Is that an option where you live? (and yeah, I don't think pouring medicines down the sink is a good option)

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Re: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter!
« Reply #5797 on: January 30, 2018, 06:11:45 AM »
I'm going to check the pharmacy today after work.  I'll be picking up the new version of some prescriptions later today.  Of course last night I read an article about how expired prescriptions are actually good way past their expiration date - some tested 30-40 years later and still had 90% potency. Too late for those dry prescriptions.  Grr. It probably wasn't good for all that codeine and old ADD meds to be hanging out in the house anyway.

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Re: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter!
« Reply #5798 on: January 30, 2018, 06:49:49 AM »
The problem with out of date medicines is you don't know HOW potent they are, or for how long.  Yes, some of them are probably fine - I'd take ibuprofen basically forever, since it is a dry pill - but with antibiotics and things that are strictly dosed, you don't know how much of the prescribed amount of active ingredient you're actually getting.  You can't double up, because it is dangerous, but what if you're not getting enough of your antibiotic to clear an infection, because you decided to use the leftovers from a previous course?  I have a prescription that I took two pills from before they changed me to a different antibiotic that was more effective for the type of infection, but I'd never take the leftovers now, because they've been in my cupboard way too long.

I work at a pharmaceutical company that makes topical products, and the vast majority of our expiration dates are set for consistency or color changes in the product rather than decreased potency or increased bacterial load.  They're there for customer satisfaction and FDA requirements. 

On the other side of the coin, I have a coworker who used some badly out of date sunscreen and got burned in a ridiculous blotchy pattern, because the active ingredients were degrading over time and weren't effective anymore.  It was pretty funny for everyone but her :)

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Re: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter!
« Reply #5799 on: January 30, 2018, 07:43:25 AM »
Regarding the prescription drugs, I know some of the town halls will have drop off days, and a quick online search (I entered city name,state prescription drugs) brought up the info pretty easily.
 https://www.greenwoodvillage.com/2093/Pharmaceutical-Drug-Disposal

and it looks like some businesses will do it year round(from the link above):
Business List
The following is a list of businesses that will take the medications year round.
King Soopers:
9551 S. University Blvd. in Highlands Ranch
100 Founders Pkwy. in Castle Rock
4271 S. Buckley Rd. in Aurora
2810 Quebec St. in Denver
3400 Youngfield St. in Wheat Ridge
1650 30th St. in Boulder
1173 Bergen Pkwy. in Evergreen

Denver Health:
Wellington E. Webb Center for Primary Care
301 W. 6th Ave.
Denver, CO


https://www.fcgov.com/recycling/centers.php?ID=128
Pharmaceuticals

Residents may now safely dispose of unused, unneeded and expired over-the-counter and prescriptions medications any day of the week to Fort Collins Police Services, 2221 S. Timberline Road, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. This service is free & anonymous.
Items not accepted include: intravenous solutions, injectables, syringes, mercury (thermometers), oxygen containers, chemotherapy/radioactive substances, pressurized canisters and illicit drugs.