How to Keep Your Keys, Wallet, and Phone Germ-Free
We're slowly getting back to normal after the pandemic and that means were spending more and more time outside these days, which means we're also coming into contact with more germs. One way to protect yourself and your family from getting sick is to regularly clean and disinfect your belongings, especially those that you touch frequently like your keys, wallet, and phone. Here's a quick guide on how to sanitize these items so you can rest assured that they're germ-free.
To Sanitize your Keys
Most keys are made of metal, which means they can withstand being disinfected with bleach or alcohol. To clean your keys, start by wiping them down with a damp cloth to remove any dirt or grime. Then, use a solution of equal parts water and bleach or rubbing alcohol and scrub each key until it's clean. Rinse the keys off with water and dry them with a clean towel before using them again. If you have painted or wooden keys, avoid using bleach or alcohol as they could damage the finish. Instead, wipe them down with a solution of mild soap and water.
To Sanitize your Wallet
Cleaning your wallet is a little trickier since you don't want to damage the leather or other materials it's made of. Start by removing everything from your wallet—cash, cards, receipts, etc.—so you can access all the nooks and crannies. Use a soft-bristled brush or toothbrush to remove any dirt or debris from the creases and folds. Once you've brushed away the grime, wipe down the wallet with a solution of mild soap and water. Dry it off with a clean towel and allow it to air dry completely before putting anything back inside.
To Sanitize your Phone
Our phones are another item that we touch constantly throughout the day, so it's important to keep them clean as well. Start by powering off your device and removing any case or coverings. Use a soft-bristled brush or toothbrush to remove any dirt or debris from the creases and folds of your phone—being careful not to press too hard so you don't scratch the screen. Once you've brushed away the grime, wipe down the outside of your phone with a solution of mild soap and water. Dry it off with a clean towel before powering it back on.
By following these simple steps, you can rest assured that your keys, wallet, and phone are germ-free. And remember—it's always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting your belongings. So if you're unsure about whether or not something can withstand being cleaned with bleach or alcohol, play it safe by sticking to mild soap and water instead.