While handbags contain most women's essential items, according to studies it also contains more bacteria than an average toilet seat.
“As women, we hardly go anywhere without our handbags,” explains Casey Rousseau from 1st for Women Insurance, “They’re extensions of ourselves and home to everything we hold dear. According to various studies, they are also one of the worst offenders when it comes to germ hotspots in a typical household, and according to a study done by Initial Washroom Hygiene, there could be as many as 10 000 bacteria on and in your handbag.”
Here are some tips:
1. Clean your handbag with anti-bacterial soap daily. Thorough and regular cleaning of genuine leather bags and purses is especially important as their spongy texture offers perfect conditions for the growth and spread of bacteria.
2. Keep your handbag out of bacteria danger zones. Avoid placing it in high-risk areas, especially bathroom counters, kitchen counters, floors, and toilet seats.