What’s Inside Your Purse?

Welcome to Chicks, Chat and Change. I am Ann Zuraw.

Our purses keep us organized and on track, but they also have the potential to stop us literally cold in our tracks. What does your purse say about your health?

Purses are a known breeding ground for germs especially the bottom of them. We take our purses everyplace—and we set them down in the worst places. Outside—grocery carts—shopping—theaters—gyms—restrooms. Every time we put our purses down, we are picking up germs. We then come home and many of us toss them on the kitchen table or the counter top along with our keys—which by the way aren’t any cleaner. Think about it, do you really want to prepare dinner from this counter now?

A quick 101 in good purse hygiene is to keep them out of or off of highly germy areas. Never put them on bathroom floors, counters or toilet seats. Better yet, try not to even bring them in with you at all if possible.

Wash your purses just like you wash your hands. Wipe them down with sanitary wipes or leather cleaner. Anything that is used this often needs to be cleaned. And while you are at it, don’t forget to clean your phone, keys, wallet and anything else you are constantly touching and using.

As Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. ”

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About Ann Zuraw

Ann Zuraw, the voice behind "Chicks, Chat and Change", is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®), and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™). If you have comments on this post contact Ann Zuraw

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