I worked for a large company with an expense account and enough budget to stay in great hotels. Since I recently started working for myself and traveling by car more than the plane I & # 39; i have found i need to find a way to go everywhere and do as much as i used to for my old boss but with a shoe budget. I have found the best way to do this is to lower my previous standards and accept 2-star motels and Motel 6-type qualities instead of Hilton and Marriott. You can usually cut your bill with a package. Where I stand I usually pay in the range of $ 32 at the low end to a high of $ 50 at the high end of the range. During a day trip, you can save a lot of money. The cost savings are backward, but there are also losses. Compared to branded hotels you are likely to encounter poorly cleaned rooms, exquisite and unaltered bath towels, a quaint environment and the potential for bedbugs and germs.
I've come up with a routine that some would say is crazy, but if you learn to stay as good as I do, it'll allow you to save your money without sacrificing all your comfort or your health. When traveling, I always carry my pillow, a topsheet, a light sleeping bag, a disinfectant spray, 2 towels and washcloths, and some plastic bags. What's more, slippers or flip-flops to protect your feet from dirty carpets and a pair of ear shoes in case you have some furious neighbors.
The first thing I do upon arrival in my room is pick up one of the motel clothes and spray some disinfectant on it. With the disinfectant and cloth, I clean the TV remote control, receiver and telephone buttons, light switches and light switches and door keys. Next, remove the bed sheet, blanket, pillow and top sheets from the bed and open them in the corner. I laid my top sheet on the bed, then my bag and pillow. Eventually I'm getting my attention in the bathroom. The towels and wash cloths they offer are usually thin and unsuitable for bathing, so use them to clean them.
I disinfect the faucet gloves in the sink and shower / bath, wipe the bathtub or shower and toilet. Put the soiled clean towels in the corner and hang my towels and face up. I know it all sounds like a lot of work but it actually only takes 15 minutes and is well worth the peace of mind. Make sure you tell the front desk that you do not want the maid service during your stay and hang up not worrying the next day, so the maid will not try to ruin your hard work when your ready to leave and put on towels and sheets. in a plastic bag and tie them thoroughly washable when you return home.