I used to work for a big company that had a big budget and stayed in big hotels. Since I recently started working for myself and traveling more than by car, I've found that I have to find a way to go everywhere and do what I used to do for my old boss, but on a tight budget. I'm & # 39; I have found the best way to do this is by lowering my previous standards and adopting a 2-star motel and a Motel 6 quality instead of Hilton and Marriott. You can usually reduce your account in one package. Where I stay, I usually pay around $ 32, with the low end at the upper end of the $ 50 top. A few days trip can save a lot of cash. Cost savings are upside, but there are disadvantages. Compared to the hotel brand you are most likely to find badly cleaned rooms, thin and small bath towels, noisy environments, and the potential for bed cabins and microbes.
I have come up with a habit that some will say is crazy, but if you stay the way I used to be, it will allow you to save money without sacrificing all your comfort or health. When I travel, I always carry my own pillow, top sheet, light sleeping bag, disinfectant spray, 2 towels and a sink, and some plastic bags. Extra slippers or fingerprints to protect your feet from dirty carpets and a pair of headphones if you have neighbors nearby.
The first thing I do when I arrive in my room is take one of the motel sinks and sprinkle some detergent on it. With a disinfectant and clasp, I wipe the remote control with the TV, telephone receiver and buttons, lamp switches, and light switches and door knobs. Next I take the bedding, blanket, pillow and top sheets from the bed and throw them in the corner. I put the top sheet on the bed, then my sleeping bag and pillow. Finally I pay attention to the bathroom. Their towels and washcloths are usually cotton thin and unsuitable for bathing, so use them for cleaning.
I disinfect faucet handles in the sink and shower / bath, wipe the bath or shower and toilet. Put the dirty towels in the corner and hang my towels and face. I know all this sounds like a lot of work, but it actually only takes 15 minutes and is worth the peace of mind. Make sure you tell your desk attendant about your table beforehand and you want the next day to not depend on a disturbing signature so that the maid will not try to cancel your hard work when you are ready to leave. Place your towels and top sheet in a plastic bag and tie it securely to thoroughly wash when you return home.