Clean Freak: 8 Things Every Germaphobe Should Own

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Flu season lasts through the early spring, so whether you’re just trying to avoid getting sick or have tendency to evade germs regardless of the season, you’re in luck. The comprehensive list below showcases a few key products whose main job is to prevent and/or minimize coming into contact with all types of illness-causing germs, bacteria, and allergens.

1. Silicone Door Handle

If you are one of those people who always avoid opening doors, uses your foot to flush a public toilet or doesn’t like to touch public surfaces in general than this product is for you. The Gryp Keychain Silicone Door Opener is one of those items that you never knew you needed until you get it. The Gryp is a brightly colored single piece of 100% germ-resistant silicone spiraled into itself that enables you to grip everything from door handles to ATM machines without having to get your hands dirty. For your convenience, it comes as a keychain as well so you can have with you at all times.

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2. Automatic Soap Dispenser

Glamfields Touchless Stainless Steel Automatic Soap Dispenser makes it easy to dispense soap onto your hands or a sponge with one simple pass. Great for the kitchen or bathroom, there is no need to touch manual pump soap dispensers anymore.

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3. Washable Keyboard

One of the germiest places at home or the office is your computer keyboard. If you are not wiping it down on a regular basis, germs will build up and ultimately make you sick. I-Rocks has solved this problem with their hand-washable keyboard. This plug and play device comes ready with a brush and special drainage holes for easy cleaning and drying.

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4. UV Cell Phone Sanitizer

Another one of the dirtiest devices most people own is a cell phone. We are warned about the germs on them constantly and know we need to be diligent in cleaning on a regular basis, but it doesn’t always happen. This portable UV cell phone sanitizer case will make it easy and convenient to do just that. Simply place your phone in the box and let the UV lights do their work. This will eliminate 99.9% of bacteria in as little as 6 minutes. You can also use this device to clean your toothbrush, watches and jewelry.


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5. Touchless Toilet Flush Kit

Never manually flush the toilet again. The touchless Toilet Flush Kit by Techo will convert your toilet into an automatic toilet flusher without having to replace the current toilet or toilet seat. Your toilet will automatically flush when you wave your hand over the detection range, eliminating any unnecessary contact with your toilet handle, and thus reducing the number of germs you come into contact with.

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6. UV Toothbrush Holder

Another germy item we tend to overlook is the toothbrush. Being in the bathroom, it comes in contact with bacteria and germs all day long. This UV Toothbrush Sterilizer and Holder will clean and sanitize your toothbrush, enabling you to use a fresh, clean toothbrush every day. It comes complete with smart infrared induction that will detect body movement when within 3 feet of the device, and will postpone the sterilizing process until you move away.

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7. Portable Sanitizing Wand

When traveling, the last thing you want to worry about is germs. To help combat this problem, Verilux has created the CleanWave Portable Sanitizing Travel Wand. It uses UV light to eliminate germs, mold and dust mites anywhere. From hotel bedding and towels to airplane seats, this portable and convenient wand will take care of it. Small enough to take wherever you may go, it easily fits in a purse, briefcase or luggage.

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8. Air Purifier

The last pick is a 3-in-1 Air Purifier by GermGuardian. Not only does it purify the air to capture 99.97% of dust and allergens, it also kills germs with its UV-C filter and captures unpleasant household odors with its charcoal filtration system.

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