Last Updated on January 7, 2021
Once you finally arrive at your destination and head to the hotel you have booked, the first thing you ever do when you get into your room is jumping on that bed and dive deep into that soft and cozy comforter!
Everything seems sparkly and clean. However, things might not be as they seem. In fact, these rooms are used by hundreds of thousands of people, therefore, they are found to be according to many investigations teeming with nasty bacteria and germs!
#1 – The Pillowcases
© Sheraton Store
Even in your own sweet home, pillowcases should be changed every single day! So, it is no brainer that in hotels the pillowcases must be changed between one guest and the next. I mean, no need to rethink it, the bacteria, the oils, and the residue from the skin and hair care products end up on the pillowcase.
Thankfully, once you make a reservation in a hotel, motel, or any other type of accommodation, the hotel staff make sure to clean your room and change the sheets of bedding, including the pillowcases before you arrive.
However, pillowcases are still the dirtiest thing you can ever touch in a hotel room. According to an investigation by the Today show in 2014, the hidden cameras revealed a common bed-changing practice among maids.
They have done a pretty good job at changing most of the sheets but when it comes to dirty pillows, they just put them aside on the chair next to the bed while changing the sheets and then put them back again with nothing more than giving them a quick plump!
There might be no visible stains, but this doesn’t mean that a pillowcase touched by people’s saliva and sweat shouldn’t be washed!