But if you carry a purse, you may want to look for that tub of Lysol wipes before you read this. Even if you don't carry a purse, if you have one of these...
...this could apply to you.
A study found that a woman's purse was germier than a toilet seat. Yes, a toilet seat. Why? Because of this:
Even if you never take your bag into the bathroom, are you really sure about the cleanliness of that restaurant floor? Chances are the bottoms of people's shoes have walked right over that spot after a trip to the bathroom.
People also put their purses here, which just may also have something to do with the fecal matter the research found.
The solution? Some people use these:
You could also choose a lightweight purse that you can just wear if you're in a location with no place to store your purse.
If you're superstitious, there's one more reason you shouldn't set your purse on the floor. Feng shui says, "A purse on the floor is money out the door." Supposedly by setting your purse on the floor, you're showing disrespect for all of the money it contains.
Do you ever set your bags on the floor?