Your Purse Has More Germs Than a Toilet Seat
The other day I was in a public restroom and you know how when you look down at the floor you can see feet at the bottom of the stall next to you?
Well, unless you're this guy who looked down to see a kid slinking under his staff door. But anyway, I glanced sideways at the floor and saw a pair of feet and a purse. On the floor. The feet were wearing shoes, but the purse was just right there, sitting on the floor in the middle of who knows what filth.
In my house, we take our shoes off the second we want into one of the entryways and it drives me bananas when someone comes to visit and doesn't do the same. Taking your shoes off is one of the biggest ways you can make sure you're not trudging bacteria and bodily fluids into your house.
But your purse? Please, I beg of you, don't ever set it on the floor of a restroom! Your purse touches so many nasty place and then what do you do when you get home? You throw it down on the kitchen counter or table.Do you ever stop to think about how many germs you're spreading when you do that?
In a study by Initial Washroom Hygiene, 20% of purses swabbed for germs were found to be dirtier than the average toilet seat! But that's not all - even the things inside your purse aren't safe. Makeup, lotions and cell phones were all found to contain high levels of bacteria.
So, what can you do to fight back against all of that nastiness? Well, experts say if you're not careful the germs on your purse or the things in your purse could cross-contaminate other surfaces, and so their suggestion is that you take time to regularly wipe down your bag and the things inside of it on a regular basis.