non-durable goods – consumer goods which are bought frequently and don't last for a long time
(Pronounced non dyur-uh-buhl guhds)
Note: Non-durable are also known as soft goods. These are goods consumed in one use or used up in a short period of time (at most 3 years).
See the meaning of durable goods and then the meaning of non-durable goods is self explanatory. Think of goods that do not last long in your home.
Non-durable goods are products that have a short life span and must be replaced.
Daily we buy food products and eat them, so any food item is a perfect example of a non-durable good.
Other non-durable goods include fast-moving goods such as cosmetics, cleaning products, fuel, medication, office supplies and toilet paper.