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Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Purge Those Germy Bags

I just heard some surprising facts about germs found on leather purses and bags.

Here are a few of the findings

After swabbing and examining the the bottom of a leather purse, environmental mold and bacteria was found.
A common bacteria called Ecoli can be found after setting your purse on the floor of a bathroom. Gross!
After hearing about tests performed you might think twice about setting your bags on the table where you eat.
This would be a good time to purge some of those old leather purses and bags that you know have hit the floor one too many times. These bags can be a real source of bacteria.

If possible hang your purse on a hook at home. In a restaurant try a purse hanger that clips to the side of a table to hang your purse so its not on the floor.




  • Hi Karli!

    I have a "designer" messenger bag. I treasure that puppy, and it goes with my on all my appointments. So while it's not a purse, I surely understand how to take care of it. If you are at a casual restaurant, you can place it behind you as you sit, that way it won't be on the floor. Also, I had not given it much thought to cleaning it, but I should probably do that-- vs. getting rid of it. With some purses/messenger bags costing $1000 and up, you have to do these sorts of things to maintain it's value.

    - John

    By Blogger John Trosko, at 8:05 AM  

  • Why trash a bag when you can wipe it down?

    We have immune systems in our bodies, after all.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:45 PM  

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