We are addicted to our phone just like the next guy but we realize just how dirty they are. The next time you are routing lines for conference call providers at work you might want to keep a bottle of hand sanitizer around with you. Phones are covered in germs thanks to how often we use our already dirty hands to use them. If you use an office phone that is public to other people then, well, there really is no hope at this point. Phones are dirty and we keep them right next to our face. If that doesn’t bug you then we don’t know what’s wrong with you.
The way things get dirty is simple: we touch them. The more things we touch, and the more often we touch them, the dirtier they’ll end up. So it shouldn’t surprise you to find out that the desk you use at your office contains up to 400% more bacteria than the nasty, gnarly, gross bottom of the toilet. Next time you think that cleaning your desk isn’t that important you should just lean back and remember this statistic. Get into the habit of dusting and wiping down your desk as often as possible. once you get into the habit of keeping a clean desk you likely won’t ever stop.