We borrowed that catchy headline from one our favorite magazine shows, Inside Edition. We watch this show often to see which of our favorite hotel chains pass their infamous ‘ hotel sheets test.’ You’ll be surprised to learn which of your favorite hotels are not living up to the basic travelers’ assumption, that sheets are changed for every guest. I used to have a co-worked that traveled with her own pillows or at least her own pillow cases. Now I know why!
Inside Edition travels to major cities performing their ‘sheets test’ at various hotels. You’ll be shocked at which brand new hotel in Washington, DC flunked half of the ‘sheets test.’
See the sheets test in action in the video below…
Gross right?! They don’t call me the ‘Travelin Diva’ for nothing. There are two items I always travel with for use expressly in my hotel room. Those items are:
- Lysol spray. I pack a travel/trial size bottle of Lysol spray in my carry-on so I can spray down my bedding when I first arrive. This gives it plenty of time to dry before I retire for the evening.
- Disinfecting wipes! The same goes for a pack of disinfecting wipes. They’re in my carry-on tote so I can wipe down my tray in-flight and all touchable surfaces in my hotel room especially the TV remote control.
My motto is, it’s better to be safe than sorry. You can find the travel/trial sized Lysol spray at Target (for $5) in the travel-sized wall (beauty section in most stores) and you can purchase the wipes (under $2) from Target, Walmart or your favorite retailer. I also pack a bottle of air freshener/room spray to keep the bathroom smelling nice (lol). Bath & Body Works has travel sized room sprays (around $6) in wonderful scents. I stick with the mini/travel sizes to ensure that they’ll pass TSA when I’m flying (those pesky regulations lol).
What’s your must have travel item for hotel cleanliness?
Be Happy. Be Fabulous. Be Well Traveled.
By The Travelin Diva ~ Kirstin N. Fuller
**Photo by Kirstin N. Fuller **