Best Cleaning Secrets That Hotel Maids Swear By

Tired of feeling like your house is never as clean as you want? Looking to update your cleaning regimen? Here, we look at the cleaning secrets hotel maids swear by. (Turn your place into a fresh, tidy nest with the tip on page 10.)

1. Prioritize bedding and towels

Big white soft pillows on a white luxury cozy bed
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  • Tip: Sheets and pillowcases should be washed weekly. Towels should be washed every three to four uses.

Bedsheets and pillows collect dead skin, bacteria, pathogens, and even dust mites. And towels create ideal conditions for bacteria. As Apartment Therapy reveals, “Even when only used for just a few days, many towels test positive for microbes such as mold, yeast, and E. coli.” Few things have such close contact with bodies as bedding and towels. Wash them often — just like a well-run hotel.

Next: The sneakiest places for germs

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