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The 20 Grossest Items in Your Office

Best Life Logo By Morgan Greenwald of Best Life | Slide 1 of 21: The sad truth is that most of us spend more time at our offices than at any other locale in our lives. In fact, according to May 2019 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends approximately 1,789 hours per year at their workplace. And while that statistic is enough of a bummer on its own, it's even more upsetting when you consider that your office space is teeming with more than pressure and stress—it's also filled with germs.From your computer mouse to the communal coffee pot in the break room, pretty much every item in your workplace is a breeding ground for illness-inducing bacteria. Keep reading to discover where exactly the germs in your office are hiding out (i.e. which items you should focus on when you next give your desk a deep clean). And for more ways to make the most of all that time you spend at the office, check out these 33 Genius Office Hacks for Getting More Done Quicker.

The 20 Grossest Items in Your Office

The sad truth is that most of us spend more time at our offices than at any other locale in our lives. In fact, according to May 2019 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends approximately 1,789 hours per year at their workplace. And while that statistic is enough of a bummer on its own, it's even more upsetting when you consider that your office space is teeming with more than pressure and stress—it's also filled with germs.

From your computer mouse to the communal coffee pot in the break room, pretty much every item in your workplace is a breeding ground for illness-inducing bacteria. Keep reading to discover where exactly the germs in your office are hiding out (i.e. which items you should focus on when you next give your desk a deep clean). And for more ways to make the most of all that time you spend at the office, check out these 33 Genius Office Hacks for Getting More Done Quicker.

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