This is a sponsored post on behalf of Kooty Key. As always, all opinions are my own.
Never touch the door handles in a public restroom again! This touch free tool will help you avoid germs and stay healthy, especially during cold and flu season.
It happens to me all the time. I’m in a public restroom with no paper towels, so when I go to open the door, I struggle with what to do. I get that they are trying to be environmentally friendly but no way am I touching that dirty door handle. Usually I end up using the bottom of my shirt while struggling not to show off too much skin as I go out the door. That’s why when I heard about the Kooty Key, that was the first thing that came to mind. Developed by a traveling saleman who constantly found himself in similar situations, he decided there had to be a better way and took matters into his own hands.
He did this by creating a multi-functional tool to help people avoid germs in public places. I don’t know about you but the older I get (or maybe it’s just since I’ve had kids), the more of a germaphobe I’ve become. Not that I’ve gone totally crazy but when I hit an elevator button or touch the rails going up a flight of stairs, a little voice in the back of my head tells me that a gazillion other people have touched that same thing and now I’m picking up all their
That’s the great thing about the Kooty Key! I recently tried one for myself and found a lot of situations where it came in handy. My first stop was the ATM. I usually use my knuckles to push the buttons but this time I didn’t have to touch them at all. That’s even more important this time of year, when cold and flu season is on the way. How many people touch these things when they are sick or have sick kids that they’re taking care of? Never mind…I don’t even want to know!
When we took off to Atlanta to avoid Hurricane Irma, you can imagine how many pit stops I made with three girls in the car! It was perfect for the doors…no way am I touching that handle.
I even found another use for it. I hate it when there’s no hook to hang my purse so now I have my own portable hook. There’s a smaller latch on the other end of the Kooty Key that can be used to attach it to your purse (or belt loops for guys).
One thing I had questions about was the germs that would be on the Kooty Key after using it. I wouldn’t want to put it back in my purse if it had picked up germs from the ATM or bathroom door. I spoke directly to the inventor of the Kooty Key and found out that it has antimicrobial properties built right in. He shared how this new feature keeps the Kooty Key from harbouring dangerous microorganisms, bacteria and virus and doesn’t allow germs to spread.
Here are just a few of the places you can use the hook…
- Opening doors
- Flushing lever toilets
- Pulling slot machine levers (I think I need to plan a trip to Vegas to try this one out for myself!)
- Carrying shopping bags while on crutches or a walker
The rubber tip has plenty of uses too…
- ATM buttons
- Gas station pump key pads (the worst…I hate touching those)
- Check out register key pads
- Elevator buttons
- Vending machine buttons
- Pushing doors open
- Opening garbage cans
Kooty Keys are made from reinforced nylon plastic and strong enough to open doors up to 35lbs.
I won’t lie…I’m not going to miss touching those bathroom doors and I also love this as a purse hook! How will you use your Kooty Key to avoid germs?