Mother and Baby

How Clean Is Your Handbag?

Section: Shopping Ideas

Discover the everyday items that are a secret source of germs and how to blitz them

You may have a clean home, but have you ever thought what germs your personal items like your handbag may carry?

We take a look at some of the worst offenders for hygiene and show you the best ways to blast these germs clean away.

Handbags and make-up bags
Empty your bag regularly, turn it upside down and shake out all those crumbs. Wipe out with an antibacterial wipe.

Mobile phones
Research shows your mobile phone can gather more germs than a toilet. Use an antibacterial wipe to clean the outer casing then use a cotton wool bud to clean away any dirt from tiny crevices and around the buttons. Finally wipe away any remaining residue with a piece of kitchen roll.

Get rid of lingering germs, dilute sterilising fluid and dip your toothbrush for a few minutes regularly. Always replace your toothbrush at least every three months.

Get in the habit of regularly using an antibacterial wipe to gently clean the earbud, the wires and your MP3 player. Never share your headphones with anyone, as this can cause infection.

Carrying a travel size bottle of Milton Antibacterial Hand Gel can help you keep these items clean wherever you are and Milton Antibacterial Surface Wipes are handy to keep at home or in the office drawer to blitz those germs.


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