Credit: John Fisher

Attention germophobes: You’ve been washing your shoelaces, right?

That’s right — washing your shoelaces. Just one interesting tidbit from a little story I found called 7 Things You’re Not Washing (But Should Be.)” Sure, if you think about it, your shoelaces might drag across some very filthy surfaces during the course of a day, and you do use your hands to tie them every day, so . . . I guess it does make sense to wash them once in awhile. It also seems like a big pain. So do a few of the other items on the list, such as your purse, your toothbrush holder, and your pillow. Not the pillowcase — the actual pillow. Seriously? You can only take this germ thing so far, right?

If you’d like to step up your bacteria-fighting game, check out the whole list, and the explanation of each item, here.

About John Fisher

John is a Midwest native who started his Northwest radio career in 1992 after moving to Seattle from Chicago. He’s an avid cyclist, painter, traveler, foodie, and dog lover (Hazel and Gizmo, both shelter dogs.) He’s worked with various animal organizations including PAWS, Seattle Humane Society and Seattle Animal Shelter. John got a late start on fatherhood – he and his wife have a 5-year-old son named Dawson who already has a crush on Katy Perry.