Handbag Hygiene 101

Handbags are a girls best friend and tend to go everywhere and anywhere with us. We often forget the health risk of having a handbag.

It is known that a woman’s handbag could house more bacteria than a public toilet. So in order to avoid this we have put a list together to ensure your handbag is clean.

  1. Wipe it down regularly with sanitiser wipes
  2. When out and about refrain from placing your handbag on the floor rather place it on a able or chair
  3. Cleaning out the inside of your bag remembering to wipe down the inside as well as the items inside
  4. Wash the inner material with a detergent
  5. Use a bag organiser

With these 5 tips you will no longer be carrying around a health hazard!

Let us know what the item is that you always carry in your bag in the comments below!

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177 thoughts on “Handbag Hygiene 101

  1. Ntombizodwa M. says:

    Thank you for the tips. I learnt that spraying your bad with your favorite perfume makes it smell nicer when opening it. I always carry a sanitizer now as well as the hand lotion cause my hands get dry pretty quickly now with the use of sanitizer

  2. Ingrid C. says:

    Oh my goodness, I thought I was alone with this horror. I’m a paranoid Patsy and constantly tell my daughter to be mindful of placing a bag Willy nilly on toilet floors and wash areas. She says I overreact much and will even give me her things to keep in my bag to avoid hearing me remind her. One can’t be too careful. We don’t know what is on that floor…..

  3. Nomonde N. says:

    wow, i had no idea that handbags can carry so many germs and bacteria, but this article has given me some light, i will definitely use these 5 tips, as i found them very useful. Thanx Rubybox xoxo. .