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How to Make Sure Your Accommodations Are Clean

Any time of year is a great time for a vacation. Granted, some times of the year are going to be a little more expensive due to the high demand, but a needed getaway doesn’t always live on a schedule.

One of the things we all look forward to when we go on a trip is the fact that we won’t have to do any cleaning. Our bedding is taken care of, trash is taken out, floors vacuumed, bathroom cleaned, and all our supplies are stocked.

All we have to do is relax. However, if you have ever experienced the horror of dirty accommodations, you know what a negative impact it can have on your getaway. Below are three ways you can make sure that doesn’t happen to you.

Look For Hotels With Great Reviews

In the past, the only way to get a review of a vacation accommodation was to ask a friend or family member who had been there. Now, thanks to the internet, we can simply look up where we are planning to stay and find out all kinds of things.

You can enter the name of the business in the BBB database and view what grade it received overall and in separate areas of service. You will also be able to find any official complaints made to the company and how fast they addressed the situation, if at all. You can also look them up on your favorite search engine.

Once you have found their official website, take a look at the reviews left behind by former customers. Between the two options, you should be able to come to a conclusion of whether or not you are comfortable with their services or not.   

Look the Room Over When You Arrive

So, you checked out the reviews and made a decision on where to go. This alone does not guarantee that you will find an impeccably clean room. Housekeeping employees are as human as you. Sometimes they have bad days.

On the day they cleaned your room, they could have had back trouble, been at the beginning of an illness, or just not had enough sleep the night before. These situations can tempt anyone to cut corners with the hope of making a job take less time.

Other times, you get blessed with the laziest team member they have and your room just doesn’t get the attention it should. Look things over when before you ever unpack. Check the sheets for evidence they haven’t been removed, yet.

Make sure you have enough towels and toiletries and that there are two empty trash cans with bags in them. You can even check the filter in the air unit. Clean air is part of having a clean room. Whether you stay in a hotel, rent an RV or yacht, or you own your own accommodations, you have the right to a clean stay.

Clean It Yourself

When all else fails, clean it yourself or hire someone to do it. Now, most would consider having to clean a hotel room, rented RV or yacht that should have already been prepared for you as a waste of time.

Others would protest that housekeeping could just be made to come in and clean it again. However, if you have already purchased your accommodations, there might be no other way to feel better about where you are sleeping than to clean it yourself. In the case where you own the accommodation, such as an RV or Yacht, you can hire a detailing service or again, take the time to clean it yourself.

It’s important to note that a detail service may have better tools and tend to more areas of your RV or yacht than you can reach. Nevertheless, if you want something done right, sometimes there is no other choice than to do it yourself.

A clean place to stay in your home away from home is imperative. Use the tips above to make sure you’re not staying in a cesspool of filth.

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