How to clean your hotel room

December 4, 2007 12:00:00 AM PST
Discover how dirty even the most upscale hotel room can be. Find out how to protect you and your family when you stay at a hotel.

If you and your family are traveling this holiday season, there are few things you should definitely watch out for when checking into a hotel. Healthy housekeeper Laura Dellutri has the checklist every mom should have.

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Tips for your next hotel stay:

  1. Change the bedspread and ask for a new clean blanket.
  2. Use disinfecting wipes to clean all "high-contact surfaces"--phones, remote control, light switches, pens.
  3. Fabric softener sheets can add a "homey" feel to your hotel room--tuck them in pillowcases and sheets.
  4. Check for rust spots after your first night's sleep--they're a tell-tale sign of bed bugs.
  5. Wear flip flops in the shower to prevent athlete's foot.

Laura's bio:
Laura Dellutri is today's hero for busy working families. Armed with tried and true savvy secrets from being a mother of five, running a household, blending a family and operating successful businesses she represents and understands all the trials and tribulations that today's families deal with. She is a public speaker, radio and television personality and the author of three books; Quick Clean Your Home, Speed Cleaning 101 and White Couch With KIDS?!. Laura travels all over the country to share her home keeping savvy tips. Laura has appeared on many local and national radio and television shows, including ABC's The View, CBS New York's The Early Show., NBC, FOX, CBS, WB, HGTV, Fine Living, and Style Network. Her cleaning tips and advice have also been featured in magazines such as Real Simple, Redbook, Women's Day, Reader's Digest and Family Circle.