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Household Items Your Customers Should Replace Frequently

It can be hard to let go of some things, but for your customers’ health and safety, it’s important they replace certain common household items frequently. We’ve put together a list of five common items found in a home improvement store that customers should be replacing on a regular basis. 

Kitchen sponges. A potential harbinger of germs, the kitchen sponge gets used every day, so it should be swapped out frequently. 

Bath towels. Another item that gets daily use, homeowners should replace their bath towels every few years. 

Pet toys. Dogs’ mouths may be less germy than humans, but their toys can get nasty quickly. They should be replaced regularly, especially if they are damaged, to avoid harming pets. 

Toilet brushes. These hardworking cleaning tools need to be replaced often to avoid germ spread each time you use them. Remind customers they should also be replacing the toilet brush each time a stomach bug or sickness goes through the house.  

Cutting boards. While washing cutting boards after each use helps cut down on germs, bacteria can still live in crevices and cracks, so replace them often, and especially when they get damaged. 

Add these products to an endcap with signage explaining why customers should replace them frequently for a fun, eye-catching and informational display. 

About Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

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