Sterilizing paper money

(6 Posts)
filka Sun 01-Mar-20 11:57:52

I'm in Azerbaijan so just waiting for the shot to hit the fan...

It occurred to me, is there a sensible way to clean paper money. Unlike the UK we don't have plastic money and all the ideas of putting paper money in the washing machine seem a bit impractical since you use it every day.

But I'm wondering if putting it in a sealed bag in the freezer would also do the job? It works for smelly shoes, but that's a bacteria problem I think.

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sleepismysuperpower1 Sun 01-Mar-20 12:55:38

according to google you can iron them on a high heat setting without steam to sterilize them

filka Sun 01-Mar-20 13:11:09

you can iron them on a high heat setting

Yes, I saw that, but it can damage the security features apparently

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Puppycorn Sun 01-Mar-20 17:38:29

Just spray it with sanitizers and let it dry

DGRossetti Sun 01-Mar-20 17:39:28

UV light ?

X rays ?

Gamma rays ?

omelettepyjamas Sun 01-Mar-20 17:47:45

Just go cashless and use your bank card? That could be wiped with anti-bac spray if you're concerned.

Tbh I wouldn't worry about money when there are so many other things that get touched (doors, switches, windows, handrails etc). We can't disinfect the whole world.

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