With tax season here, you may be wondering what to do with that fat refund check (assuming you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to owe!). You may want to take advantage of having a chunk of change to put down on some new household items. Looking around your home, you may be unsure of what is due to be replaced and what will be okay to keep for another few years. If you have the money to replace these items and buy more than one (especially appliances) at one time you can even get a package deal. And of course it is better to replace the item now when you have the money then wait and have it break when you have no means to replace it. So what are the expiration dates of common household items?
The following items and their replacement dates have been compiled by the National Association of Home Builders. This organization determined these projected replacement dates through studies.
- Dishwasher – 9 years
- Microwave – 9 years
- Electric Stove – 13 years
- Gas Stove – 15 years
- Refrigerator – 13 years
- Sink Food Disposal – 12 years
- Compactor – 6 years
- Sink – 5-10 years
- Faucets – 15 years
- Cabinets – 50 years
- Countertops (natural stone) – Lifetime
- Countertops (marble) – 20 years
- Mattresses – 7-10 years
If a total remodeling project is on the horizon, call your local Atlanta junk removal company to have them conveniently remove your old appliances and other household items.