You’re supposed to get comfortable in hotels—right? Well, yes, but not too cozy as they’re a public space, shared by tons of strangers, making them not always the cleanest areas. Sure, there are some things you can’t avoid like sleeping in beds and using the bathrooms, but these five things you can avoid.
Don’t Use the Remote Control
One of the dirtiest spots in the hotel room is the TV remote. If you have to watch TV, wipe it down with antibacterial wipes or download a smartphone app to control the TV.
Don’t Leave Valuables in Plain Sight
Any valuables should be kept in a safe and if there isn’t one, hide them in hidden spots like an empty deodorant or aspirin container.
Don’t Forget to Use the “Do Not Disturb” Sign
Hotel rooms are a great spot to enjoy some alone time with your partner, but before doing so, make sure you put up the “Do Not Disturb” sign.
Don’t Drink the Tap Water
Most of the time you’re fine drinking tap water in hotels, but it just takes one time for it to be infested with bacteria and viruses. So, don’t take the risk.
Don’t Use the Minibar
Minibars are stocked with expensive snacks and drinks and even going near them can trigger a sensor, which will lead to unwanted charges.