20 Everyday Things That Are Dirtier Than Your Toilet

Handbag

Handbag

At the bottom of your handbag is a whole world of nasty shit that you never even give a thought to. Perhaps you could wash it or something...?

Cash

Cash

Think of all the grubby little hands that have been on this stuff... Each of those people you've never met has left their own little disgusting mark upon those notes.

Pet Bowl

Pet Bowl

I guess this one isn't so much of a surprise but it would be nice if you cleaned it more often. I mean, your dog can't really be expected to clean his own bowl, can he?

Your Mattress

Your Mattress

Think about this; studies have proven that on average, after 10 years serving under the weight of a sleeping human, a mattress will double in weight because of all the gross, dead stuff that accumulates.

Pillow

Pillow

This one is similar to the mattress; dead skin, saliva, all sorts of bacteria that builds up. So gross!

The Bathtub

The Bathtub

Yep, even the place you go to actually get clean (when you have time in between showers, of course) is an absolute cesspool of bacteria.

Kitchen Sink

Kitchen Sink

This one makes sense when you think about it. It sees all sorts of disgusting stuff and there's very little chance that you clean it with a strong disinfectant as you would your toilet.

Answer this question; if you dropped something (food, etc) in your kitchen sink accidentally, would you take it out and still use it? Answer the same question except replace "kitchen sink" with "toilet". Now consider that the toilet is cleaner...

Light Switch

Light Switch

This is going to depend upon where the light switch is. If it's in your home then it's not going to be as gross as if it's in the office at work. However, believe me when I tell you that either way, it's got more bacteria than your toilet.

Door Knobs

Door Knobs

There are less and less door knobs these days and personally I think it's not such a bad thing. The less things we have to touch in public the better off we are.

Remote Control

Remote Control

The TV remote control is up there with the very dirtiest things in your whole house. I promise.

Reusable Shopping Bags

Reusable Shopping Bags

We're very happy you've decided to be environmentally conscious but you might like to ash these things every now and then, okay?

Refigerator

Refigerator

Consider this alarming fact; if you were to test your fridge for E coli, there's a better than average chance that it would come up positive.

Carpet

Carpet

So many people are shifting to floorboards for more than the fact that they look cool. Carpet really is just about the best (so, worst) thing fro trapping bacteria.

Toothbrush

Toothbrush

Not only does your toothbrush build up bacteria from all the gross stuff that's in you mouth when you clean your teeth, but if the toilet is in the bathroom and you leave the lid open to flush it, guess what gets on your toothbrush...

You disinfect the toilet (but not your toothbrush, obviously).

Chopping Board

Chopping Board

If you eat meat and chop it up on your chopping board, there's a good chance you have more fecal matter on your chopping board than in your toilet. Yeah, raw meat has been shown to carry fecal bacteria. Say those words again; "fecal bacteria". Mmmmm...

Restaurant Menu

Restaurant Menu

For the same reason as door knobs, money, etc. The restaurant staff are way too busy cleaning cutlery at the end of the night to waste time cleaning menus or printing off more.

Cell Phones

Cell Phones

These things have been proven to contain, on average, about ten times the amount of bacteria as toilets.

Keyboards

Keyboards

Studies have shown that keyboards have been known to contain up to 200 times the bacteria one might expect to find on your average toilet seat.

Office Desk

Office Desk

A little bit like the keyboard only double....seriously.

Ice

Ice

For those who aren't good at general life-related stuff, ice is what happens when you freeze water. There was a study a few years ago in the Untied States, which showed that in fast food restaurants (we're not going to name them, of course) 70% of the ice they used had more bacteria than the water in their toilets.