10 Everyday Items You Should Deep Clean Immediately

1. Your handbag

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About one-third of purses (or backpacks and messenger bags) have coliform bacteria on them, according to Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

Gerba’s research found that the bottoms of personal bags pick up filth after being set on the floor. Wipe yours down with a disinfectant spray or wipe if it’s plastic or leather. And don’t forget to clean out the inside of your bag as well.

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