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Dishcloths, Food and Other Kitchen Products: Here Are Important Expiry Date Guidelines

Making sure that the products you use and the foods you eat are safe can be a challenge.  The professional cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID recommend these guidelines:


Expiry Date: 1 day.

Bacteria use damp dishcloths as a breeding ground so you should change your dishcloth every day.  Microfibre clothes are a great alternative to a traditional dish cloth. Click here to find out why.

Cutting Board

Expiry Date: As soon as deep grooves or cracks develop.

When deep cracks or grooves develop it is difficult to properly clean and sanitize your cutting boards, and that can allow a build-up of food particles and bacteria.


Expiry Date: 2- 4 days.

Leftovers shouldn’t sit in your fridge any longer than a few days. They need to be kept at a temperature of 4 degrees Celsius or colder.

Opened Condiments

Expiry Date:

Mustard: 1 year

Ketchup: 6 months

Mayonnaise: 2 months

Remember, the law only requires expiry dates on products with a shelf life of 90 days or less, so not all products will be marked with a ‘best before’ date.

The general – and safe – rule of thumb is: “When in doubt, throw it out”.  The above mentioned guidelines are recommendations only.  Refer to the manufacturer’s guidelines for exact dates of individual products purchased.


We can continue to clean your home

Thank you for the trust you place in us to safely clean your home. Latest government guidelines clearly state “Where it is necessary for you to work in other people’s homes – for example, for nannies, cleaners or tradespeople – you can do so" We are happy to offer our customers a safe and effective service following our HomeSafe procedures.