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!

hotel roomWhat are the germiest places in a hotel room?

  • Doorknobs 
  • 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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