How Dirty is Your Handbag?
It’s the middle of the afternoon, do you know where your handbag has been? Right now it’s probably sitting innocently in your desk, on a counter top somewhere, or on the floor next to you, but do you know where else has it been during the last 24 hours? The last week? Most women have handbags that get around to some really nasty places, like the floor of your car, restaurants, and all kinds of dirty restroom surfaces — and after all that they end up traipsing around on table tops where you eat, kitchen counters where you prepare food, and on your desk where you’ve got your hands on everything all day.
Studies have shown that as many as 4 out of every 5 handbags not only have not only “normal” dirt, grime, and germs on the outside but also surprisingly large amounts of very dangerous bacteria and substances like staphylococcus aureus, e. coli, salmonella, fecal matter, and even vomit.
So what to do? Keep your bag a little cleaner by using hooks to keep it off the floor in restaurants and restrooms and do your best not to set it down on tabletops, counter tops, and other surfaces like your desk. A handy tip is to think of your handbag like a pair of shoes you wear all the time: would you ever keep them up on the table next to your sandwich and fries?
Some quick “dirty handbag” facts:
- Women with children tend to have dirtier handbags than women without
- Cloth bags are generally worse than leather or vinyl ones
- Your handbag goes where people walk, sit, cough, sneeze, pee, and defecate. (gag)