I consider myself a mild germaphobe. I keep a bottle of hand sanitizer in my car so that I can, at least once a week, sanitize everything I touch in my car as well as my hands whenever I am in a house that makes me squirm. When showing houses for sale in Saskatoon I come across some pretty disgusting things from time to time but you cannot judge a book by its cover. Even when I am with Saskatoon home buyers and we are looking at homes that appear to be clean you just never know.

This article has pretty much made me vow to either always go to a full serve station or to, at the very least, ensure I am sanitizing as soon as I am done. Before I touch my purse, wallet or credit card I am going to make sure I make it a 100% followed habit to sanitize first as sometimes I forget until I get back to my car.  We all knew and think about the handrail on escalators, shopping carts, door handles, ATM buttons etc but I think people do overlook gas pumps.

As a Saskatoon real estate agent I am at the pumps several times a month. Often once a week depending on how many houses for sale in Saskatoon and area I am out showing. I also often have to grab a bite to eat in my car as I am often pressed for time so my car needs to be my safe, germ free zone. While it is counter-productive to over sanitize and people who do often end up sicker than the average person I am conscious of mine, and other Saskatoon REALTORS, unique situation of cross contamination and overall exposure to germy surfaces.

So just another reason for me to always let someone else fill my tank. At about $70 a pop I think someone SHOULD be filling my tank for me!

Kari Calder
Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Century 21 Fusion
kari@saskatoonrealestate.net

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