The 5 Minute Prepper #10; Date Your Everyday Items
Do you know how long a tube of toothpaste lasts you? What about your contact solutions? How many rolls of TP does your family need for 30 days? How long will a pound of coffee last you?
Marking dates on your supplies can help you answer these questions, which is important, as it avoids having to guess and gives you valuable information on how long certain supplies last. And knowing this aids you in knowing how much to buy for storage.
You should get into the habit of marking the date on anything that you consume on a regular basis. You’re either marking the date of the day you bought it or the date you opened it, depending on the item. Food should be marked with the date of when you bought it, because once opened, it’s usually consumed rather quickly.