While hotel rooms are supposed to be cleaned regularly, you probably want to keep your toothbrushes clean when you take them with you on your travels. What do you need to do?
How to keep your toothbrush clean when you take it with you on a trip
Usually, even the most affordable hotels and motels also provide toothbrushes for customers. However, if you’ve carefully brought one and want to keep your toothbrush clean and hygienic during your stay at a hotel (because you’re not sure about the level of hygiene there, or don’t want to accommodate a personal fish in a hotel cup), you should try this.
Ally Case, an experienced flight attendant, shared a video on Tiktok showing the best way to store a toothbrush when you leave it in a hotel bathroom.
First, she takes a paper cup (previously purchased at the convenience store), turns it upside down and pokes a hole in the bottom. Make sure the hole is not too big, just enough to hold the toothbrush upright
Then, let the toothbrush stand upright in the cup through the hole you just stabbed without touching any of the hotel’s surfaces.
“This is my favorite way to keep my toothbrush clean,” she says. “Not 100%, but still more reassuring.”
Perhaps Case isn’t the only traveler concerned about the level of hygiene in hotel rooms. One Tiktok account @hotel_hacks_, owned by someone with experience in the accommodation industry, said the faucets, sinks and surrounding surfaces (including toilets, restrooms) were all approved. clean with… the same rag.
Ally continues her video with more tips than keeping a toothbrush clean while staying at a hotel. She added: “Did you know that almost every hotel wardrobe has plastic bags hanging and you can use them to wash dirty clothes?
You can take that plastic bag to wrap the remote control in the hotel. You know, you have no way of knowing what touched those remotes.”
This video of Ally has been viewed 505,000 times and viewers are grateful for Ally’s advice. They wrote: “The toothbrush holder idea is so simple. Amazing”, “The plastic bag, the remote control and the toothbrush holder… why didn’t I know this before? These are great! Thank you”.
According to The Sun Online