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Is thrifting safe in the age of covid 19

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During this pandemic of covid19 many norms that Americans enjoyed have forever changed such as thrift shopping.  We have to ask the question is it safe to buy thrift preowned items in the age of covid 19.   In my opinion I think it can be safe if we follow the strict cleansing regiment for many of the thrift items that can be washed and disinfected with bleach. There are some items that are preowned might be excluded such as shoes, and undergarments if they can't be washed well. 1.  Some items that can be thrifted is clothing such as jeans, blouses, skirts, dresses, pant suits and any other clothing.  These items should be laundered according to the directions on label and should use detergent that includes clorox to safely launder the clothes. 2. Handbags if they are leather they should be wiped down with a Lysol wipe gently just to disinfect.  Use leather cleaner to clean leather.  If cloth handbags they can be washed in the washing machine. 3. Toys can be washed if plastic