Milk expires, yogurt expires, mayonnaise expires. Do you know what else expires? Your ovulation predictor kit and pregnancy tests!
Now, you could argue that you go through these tests so often that they will never reach its expiration date. But what happens if you need an emergency one and find an old test in the back of your closet?
“Best used by September 2002.
“ Uh Oh! Should you use it? It is an emergency, after all. You use the expired test and guess what? It’s negative (big shocker there). You are now forced to buy another one, just in case the test was wrong. Be honest. You probably have over 100 OPK tests in your house (and a few in your purse) and never fully realized that there is an expiratory date on the back of some kits. Check your expiration dates now because you could be using an old test! Just super. Another thing to worry about. Did that test actually work or was it past its peak? Maybe if you put them in your fridge they will stay fresher longer?
So what should you do with those expired tests? Here are some great suggestions:
- Use them as a stir stick in your decaf coffee.
- Use them as a spoon to stir your homemade soup.
- Use them as a baseball bat, and try to hit another infertile in the waiting room with a folic acid pill.
- Return them to the store claiming that your “cervical fluid was incompatible with the tests.” No 16 year old cashier will dispute that.
Eggs expire too but we all know that.