Recently, I read an article on yahoo news that left me in total surprise. If anyone asked you which place or what item you thought would have the most dirt in a hotel room, I bet your response would probably be the toilet, sink or bathroom? However this seems not to be the case.
According to a research that had been done by microbiologists at the University of Houston indicated that TV remotes and light switches were among the most contaminated items in hotel rooms! Yap...you read right!
The research indicated that even though housekeepers spend about 30 minutes cleaning each hotel room, the highest level of contamination were found in their cleaning cart, specifically on the mop and sponge, which is a big problem because it means that bacteria are carried from room to room.
I am a bit of a clean freak and I have to admit that I actually never thought of TV remotes being dirty! I always assumed that the door knob would be dirt and of course....the toilet and bathroom areas!
The research also showed that the lowest levels of bacteria were found on the headboard, curtain rods and bathroom door handle. Can you believe that?! For more on this story, click here.
I usually carry a small bottle of sanitizer in my bag to try and fight of germs. It sounds and looks weird especially when you see me rubbing the sanitizing gel on my hands but hey...I am just trying to protect myself from diseases. Do you have any tips on cleanliness in hotels and in general?