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Your Phone Has More Germs Than A Toilet Seat. Here’s How to Sanitize It.

So while you are washing your hands a lot more often, have you even cleaned your phone? Yea, you kind of need to do that like now.

Your phone is covered in germs. You know you set that thing down in some strange places. You touch it all of the time too. Ew.

I see those public restroom selfies that y’all post on the internet! And while you are beautiful, that bathroom is nasty!

In fact, your phone has 10x more germs than a toilet seat. EW!

And since scientists have said that the coronavirus can live for two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. Your phone.

But, you have to clean it the correct way! If you do it wrong you can damage it.

We have information for cleaning your iPhone that you can read as well. The instructions below are not for an iPhone.

The first step is to unplug it from any charging devices and turn it off. I don’t want anyone getting hurt right now!


Now if you happen to be one of the lucky ones that scored some Clorox wipes, you can use that to wipe down your phone. Or any other wipes with 70% alcohol.

If you are like me and were unable to replenish the stock of anything at all, you can also use a soft cloth. Like one that you would use on your glasses or even a microfiber cleaning cloth.

You can spray disinfectant on the soft cloth, but do NOT spray it on your phone. Here is an EPA approved list of cleaning products that kill the coronavirus.

That’s it! Easy peasy and it will help keep you safer from spreading the coronavirus or any other virus for that matter.

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So you’re washing your hands more but what about the thing you touch with your hands most-your cell phone. On average your cell phone has 25,000 bacteria per square inch, that’s about 24 times more than the average toilet seat and about 3 1/2 times more than the average door knob. So while you’re washing your hands, you should also be cleaning your cell phone. When was the last time you cleaned it? 🧽 🧼 🧽 🧼🧽 🧼 If you’re into high tech gadget that shoots UV light to destroy surface bacteria is a great option. And of course there are prepared wipes that you can purchase, which of course make more #landfill waste, but here’s a good cheap and cheerful way you can clean your cell phone. Mix a 60/40 Blend of distilled water to 70% isopropyl alcohol. (You could also try a 50-50 blend of white vinegar and distilled water) For ease of use, you can blend a small amount in a spray bottle. 🧽 🧼 Turn off phone. Remove your phone from it’s case! DO NOT apply the mixture directly to the phone. Spray or Moisten ( I repeat -MOISTEN that means damp, not soaked, or wet, or dripping) the corner of a soft lint free or microfiber cloth and then rub all the surfaces of the phone. Follow up with a dry cloth to make sure the entire phone is dry. If your phone is within a case, make sure to clean your case and Screen protector separately and dry fully before Putting phone back in case. 🧽 🧼 I can’t overstate the need to use a damp or moistened Cloth as too much liquid could not only damage your phone but invalidate your phone’s warranty so proceed carefully this is a wipe, not a wash. And this is not a case where more is better. 🧽 🧼 When it comes to staying well during this time of heightened awareness or during any cold and flu season, the onus is on you. This has been a PSA from #LandedGentress #urbanearthmother #greenclean #ecocleaning #covid #covid19 #coronivirus #coldandfluseason #washyourhands #cleanyourphone #yourphoneisfilthy #staysafe #fightthevirus #goodhygiene #naturalhealth #stayclean #keepitclean #greenandclean #becarefuloutthere #communityhealth #mrshinch

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