Potentially hundreds of different people stay in the same hotel room over the course of a year, making them a haven for germs.
How can you protect yourself? Knowledge is power!
What are the germiest places in a hotel room?
- Light switches
- The remote control
- The telephone receiver
- The bedspread
How can you protect yourself?
- Wipe down surfaces with an antibacterial wipe or wet washcloth with soap on itAn antibacterial wipe
- Open doors and turn on lights using your shirt sleeve, a towel, or a tissue
- Cover the remote control with the plastic shower cap the hotel provides (this is what I do) or with the plastic ice bucket liner
- Remove the bedspread before lying on the bed. Most hotels don’t wash bedspreads very frequently.
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