Your clean masks are being exposed to bacteria and germs when you aren't wearing them. By not properly storing your masks in a mask case, you're leaving your mask vulnerable to cross-contamination found through improper mask storage. Here are the 10 most common mask storage mistakes:
- Stop taking your mask off and putting in your bag with all your other items. Your bag, purse, or backpack are filled with dirty items that will expose your clean mask to bacteria and germs.
- Stop putting your mask on a key or hat hook when you get inside your home. Both your keys and hats are dirty from the keys being in your pockets all day and the hats being worn.
- Stop putting your masks on the table or counter when you get home. These surfaces are filled with bacteria and germs until cleaning day. Don't put your clean masks on them!
- Stop sliding your masks to your chin when you want to not have them on your face. Your chin and neck are naturally exposed to bacteria and germs so when you slide your mask down to that area, the inside of your mask will pick up any bacteria found on your neck.
- Stop putting your mask on your car's rear-view mirror or car's cup-holder. When is the last time the inside of your car was disinfected?
- Stop putting your mask on the restaurant or bar's table when you're dining out. How sanitary are those surfaces from the people eating there before you?
- Stop putting your mask on your lap. If the mask falls off your lap and lands on the floor, it'll be directly in contact with all the bacteria and germs on the dirty floor.
- Stop holding your mask and carrying them in the air when you aren't wearing them. Since both sides of your mask are exposed, you're risking the inside of the mask being contaminated by any bacteria, germs, and coronavirus droplets in the air.
- Stop putting your masks in your pockets. Your pockets are filled with bacteria and germs from other items being placed inside them throughout the day.
- Stop putting your masks in the basket at home with all your other random items. Where have those other items been? Have they been disinfected recently?
A clean mask is a safe mask! Shop our Mask Cases to protect your masks from cross-contamination of bacteria and germs found through improper mask storage.