This is not a drill! 

By Katie Holdefehr
May 17, 2018

In the world of home maintenance and upkeep, there are some things that feel nice to replace—like when you switch out your pillow covers or buy fresh bath towels. And then there are those things that are crucial to replace (and often!). The items on this list fall under the second category. Hang onto these four household staples longer than you should, and you risk spreading germs, dirt, or dust around your entire home. The good news: replacing these household essentials shouldn't take long at all—tack it onto your weekend to-do list and avoid all of the icky consequences of keeping these items around. 

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