While staying conscious of our cleaning habits has always been important, this past year has raised the bar in terms of disinfection of all the things. Washing our hands and cleaning our faces has always been second nature, just like cleaning the kitchen or picking up the playroom after your kids. What we often seem to disregard is the fact that our phones, keys, and other daily necessities carry so many germs that we can’t see on the surface, and are at the top of the list of the most germ laden items we have.
If you haven’t already hopped on the UV sanitizer bandwagon, I hope this post will convince you to. Disinfectant wipes are a good start to cleaning these essentials, but I’ve found that UV sanitation is easier and more effective for those frequently exposed everyday items. These machines essentially work by using light to get rid of bacteria on smooth surfaces. They use special bulbs that shine just enough UV light onto the items inside to kill the germs. Of course this isn’t going to kill every single germ on your phone in seconds, so I recommend wiping down your items before placing them into the sanitizers for some extra protection. If I’ve caught your eye on the world of UV sanitizing, keep reading to learn more about the best UV sanitizer products I’ve found.
14 Best UV Sanitizer Products
My personal favorite phone sanitizing product is the PhoneSoap UV Sanitizer from Target! I have the new faster sanitizing one and it’s safe to say that I’m obsessed. I love that it takes 10 minutes to sanitize my phone, while charging it at the same time. PhoneSoap also has an audio speaker that lets you hear any alarms or notifications while your phone is in the box, and their larger HomeSoap fits even more items inside to quickly sanitize.
This next accessory and phone sanitizer is made by Safe+Mate x Case-Mate and you can grab one for yourself at Target! This box sanitizes devices in 3 minutes and even shuts off when everything it’s done. There’s even a timer light that tracks the whole process to let you know when the cleaning has finished.
I have this and I’m just as obsessed with it as I am the PhoneSoap! This UV sterilizer is portable and handheld, which is great because it can be used on larger devices like laptops, tablets, and other bigger personal items. I keep this in my purse because it’s amazing for on-the-go.
This sanitizing and aromatherapy box takes only 10 minutes to clean your phone, while also calming you down with any essential oil of choice. I’ll definitely be looking into this one for myself! It even comes with a complimentary lavender oil!
Okay, I think this sanitizing box is SO cool!! It’s completely portable and fits just about any normal sized toothbrush you have. It’s perfect for travel to keep your toothbrush away from all other toiletries, while also making sure it’s clean for brushing your teeth with.
Killing bacteria in just 6 minutes, this wireless sanitizing box works wonders for small personal items like keys, sunglasses, earbuds, and of course your phone. This box also has an aromatherapy function to give your personal items a lovely scent.
When I saw this bottle online, I knew I needed it. This water bottle is 17 oz and is SELF-CLEANING! Yes, you heard that right. This bottle is double walled with a screw on cap and UV LED lights inside. It even keeps drinks hot for 24 hours and cold for 12 hours. Trust me, you’re going to love this!
I think the shape of this product is so cool and would look great on a work desk or bedside table with other trendy decor. The Oblio cleaner is USB-C compatible and recharges and sanitizes your phone in 20 minutes.
Like I’ve mentioned before, sanitizing your phone isn’t the only surface you should be worried about. This sanitizing cosmetics case from Vie Oli is a must for travel. If you’re like me and tend to forget to clean your makeup brushes, this case is great for making sure all of your products are bacteria free before using them so close to your face! I feel like we all need this and it’s definitely making its way into my shopping cart soon.
I don’t know why, but I’m obsessed with the look of this sanitizing box from Bondir. I have this and I’m so happy with it. I use it just about every day and have been absolutely loving the almond color of it for this time of year.
This box is larger than the others I’ve talked about. PurLite came out with this cleaner to be that all-in-one cleanser you’ve been looking for. It’s great for personal and daily household items like remote controls, baby products, cosmetics, masks, and office supplies.
If you’re always on the go, this UV stick sterilizer is perfect for you. Simply push the button until you see the countdown timer and clean any items you wish! It’s super compact and comes in four neutral colors.
This one is definitely a little out there, but I figured it could be beneficial to so many people. This case sanitizes retainers, mouth guards, whitening trays, dentures, and any other dental items you have. I think this is such a unique product for those looking to switch to this UV sanitization lifestyle.
This small sanitizing pouch is really nice because it has zips shut and offers UV lights from all angles. It takes only one minute to sanitize your items from multiple angles and makes for a cute travel bag!
Have you tried using a UV Sanitizer yet? Which one? Or if you haven’t, which one above are you thinking of checking out? Tell us in the comments below!