Lunch Bag Lifecycle with Lysol Laundry Sanitizer

This post was written by the Experimental Mommy in partnership with Lysol. All opinions are 100% my own.

Remember the poem that starts, “sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of?” I guarantee the author has never met my youngest daughter. While she is indeed the sweetest kid you will ever meet, she is full of spunk, personality, energy and playfulness. There is nothing dainty about her and I love her for it!

With her “all-in” philosophy of life, she can be quite hard on her clothes, shoes, and schoolbag. But for this Mom (who happens to hold a degree in Microbiology), the most cringe-worthy item has to be her lunch bag. As I take great care in packing a healthy lunch with a few of her favorite items, I am envisioning all of the places her lunch bag will go throughout the day and more importantly what will tag along for the ride.

lunch bag in grass
From the moment it leaves home, the lunch bag becomes a magnet for dirt, stains and GERMS! In one day, her lunch bag rides the school bus, rests on the classroom floor, sits on the cafeteria table, tosses onto the play yard grass (maybe taking a turn or two on the slide), drops onto the restroom floor, and finally hides in the trunk of my car on the ride home after which I am supposed to replenish it with FOOD THAT GOES INTO MY DAUGHTER’S MOUTH?! Um, nope.

lunchbag on bathroom floor
I always make a point to buy washable lunch bags, but sometimes soap just doesn’t seem like enough! Thankfully, I just learned about my new best friend, Lysol® Laundry Sanitizer.  This revolutionary laundry additive kills 99.9% of bacteria that detergents may leave behind without chlorine bleach….even in cold water! Just add Lysol® Laundry Sanitizer to the fabric softener compartment at the start of the laundry cycle and let the magic begin. It’s this kind of clean that allows this Microbiologist Mom to put food back in the lunch bag that takes one heck of a journey day in and day out.

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  1. Denise Sachs says:

    My child throws his lunchbox on the ground on the playground after lunch.

  2. Cynthia Co says:

    I can only imagine the places lunch bags end up. Kids are not very careful.

  3. Ashley C says:

    On the floor in various places throughout the day! Gross!

  4. Julia Barnes says:

    The lunchbox goes on the bathroom floor and the playground! Yuck!

  5. This is awesome!!!!! ♥️♥️

  6. Sandy Klocinski says:

    The most cringe worthy place was probably the ground

  7. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    The poor lunchbox gets dragged through everything-I don’t even want to think about it!

  8. latanya says:

    the playground

  9. The school bus is probably the most cringe worthy place the child’s lunch bag travels throughout the day.

  10. Jessica To says:

    My son’s bag goes on the floor of the school bus.

  11. Sandra U. says:

    When it’s dragged into the bathroom with them, YUCK!!

  12. The bathroom floor

  13. Nannypanpan says:

    Probably thrown around in the car

  14. susan smoaks says:

    most likely the bathroom at school. it is gross.

  15. Stephanie Liske says:

    The bathroom. If they take it there, that’s pretty gross.

  16. Shane A says:

    At the base of the toilet…yuck

  17. Candie L says:

    Probably the school bus. Rural buses are not known for cleanliness. THank you

  18. Erica B. says:

    Probably the playground.

  19. Danielle says:

    To the bathroom.. EHWWW

  20. Laurie Emerson says:

    It would definitely have to be the bathroom where she goes after lunch.

  21. amanda whitley says:

    my child doesnt have a lunch bag till next year but i cant even imagine the germs it would collect.

  22. Barbara K says:

    On the floor or dragging it to the bathroom. Yuck!

  23. Jenny Ham says:

    The yard and garage

  24. Definitely the bathroom…floor! Yuck

  25. heather marocco says:

    the yard

  26. Elizabeth Brooks says:

    The bathroom

  27. Wendy Pesce says:

    Getting dropped on the bus floor

  28. Samantha says:

    on the ground

  29. Anita Jude says:

    drop in the floor , in the yard and on the bus and maybe the bathroom yikes

  30. Celeste Herrin says:

    The floor is probably the most cringe-worthy place!! I’m so thrilled to find out about the Lysol laundry sanitizer! Thank you for sharing with us all 🙂

  31. Rachel Freer says:

    My son always sets his lunch bag on the bus floor. Eww

  32. Any floor in the school.

  33. Nancy Schools says:

    The bathroom.

  34. Tracy Shafer says:

    I’m sure the bathroom..I don’t even want to know!

  35. Virginia H says:

    I would say the school or summer program bathroom floor has to be or even the sink in that area. Yuck

  36. Valerie Schlicht says:

    Absolutely her backpack, gross! Thank you!

  37. kelly woods says:

    The floor where ever we go.

  38. brittany murrie says:

    The bathroom at school

  39. Jessica M Miller says:

    On the floor 🙁

  40. Melissa Cunningham says:

    I’d say the bathroom

  41. Dynal Roberson says:

    I don’t know, the locker room?

  42. The lunch boxes are placed on the floor after lunch.

  43. Shelly VanDyne says:

    Definitely the Bathroom

  44. Amy Deeter says:

    I would have to say on the school bus for sure

  45. Kathy D says:


  46. BRYAN E. says:

    The kids backpacks & lunch bags are exposed to the playground (i.e. grass, dirt, etc.), the floor of their classrooms, school bathroom, lunchroom, and everywhere in-between !

  47. Sabrina Zehner says:

    The things my kids get exposed to through the day can be so gross.

  48. Kim Naumann says:

    On the bus!

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