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6 of the Dirtiest Things in a Hotel Room

#ActiveHealthyLifestyles   July is a month that many people in Ohio take vacations.  When you go on vacation do you think about the cleanliness of the hotel room where you are staying?

Most hotels do a decent job with housekeeping.  Certain spots in a room collect more germs than others just from frequent use.  Housekeepers get busy, and sometimes things can get overlooked.

Some people pack disinfectant tissues and wipe everything down.  Not me.  I take my Fresh Air to Go small portable air purifier that kills germs and takes away offensive odors and all I have to do it plug it in.  It does all the work.

Your Choice.  Wipe everything down and hope you don’t miss any germs.  Plug in the air purifier and it will reach out to all areas of the room to clean and as a bonus your hotel room smell outdoor fresh.

Keep these 6 common items in mind.  They tend to be the dirtiest and germiest things in a hotel room.

  1. The Bed Spread

First check for bugs.  Sorry, but a must.  Take the bed spread off the bed.  “some experts claim the bedspreads may only get washed and changed out about 4 times a year.”  Yikes.  I don’t want to share the previous guests’ germs.

 

  1. Remote Control

Everyone touches this, so it’s full of germs.  “A ‘Today’ Show investigation found that remotes are the dirtiest thing in hotel rooms.  They even found E. coli.”  Wipe it down with a disinfectant wipe.

 

  1. Drinking Glasses

Plastic cups may seem cheap, but they actually offer more germ protection than the fancy glasses. “An ABC investigation found that some hotels don’t follow health codes that require the dishwasher and sterilized.  This same study found that some workers didn’t replace glasses between guests: they only wiped them down—sometimes using the same rag used to clean the bathroom!”  Go to the front desk and exchange for plastic cups.

 

  1. Hotel Information/Menu Folder

Many people pick up the guest information to determine where to visit/eat out.  How often do the pages get cleaned?  Easy solution. Wipe it down with disinfecting wipes.  Each page.

 

  1. The Phone

Hotel phones are a hotbed of germ activity.  Even though everyone has a cell phone, hotel guests still use the phone to call the front desk or housekeeping.  Hotel phones have up to 3 times as much bacteria as nearby areas.  Again wipe down the phone.

 

  1. Pillowcases

Clean pillow cases get dirty in the process of changing a bed.  Housekeepers put clean pillows with new cases down on adjacent furniture.  People’s skin flakes, hair or other things left behind can get on the clean pillow before it’s put back on the bed.  I know people who bring their own sheets and pillowcases with them on vacation.  They sleep much better.

One Air Purifier Takes Care of It All

Just plug it in.  Turn it on.  Come back to a germ free and sanitized hotel room.   It’s just that easy.

Go to www.activeairpurifiers.com for more information about this air purifier and contact Diana Hoffman email diana@activeairpurifiers.com

Some information and the studies came from https://www.simplemost.com/dirtiest-things-hotel-room/