How often do you look at the Expired Date on items at home? Just a few minutes ago I decided to check the expiration date on a tube of sunscreen we have. We THOUGHT it was fine, but the expiration date was some 5 years ago! We know that some expire dates can be extended, but not by 5 years. The sunscreen we keep in our vehicle (out of the sun), expired 6 years ago. Obviously it's time to buy new sunscreen I'm the one that goes thru the frig periodically to check expiration dates. Sometimes we just don't use something up fast enough. OTC meds have an expiration date on them that can be extended by 6 months or so. But, if the OTC doesn't help with the pain, and the label states it's already expired, time to get new. How often do you check?