3 Hotel Hacks Every Woman Needs to Know

Hello Lovelies! Today, I’d like to share some of my favorite hotel hacks that I use all the time. Some may find my hotel hacks “strange,” but I ALWAYS use them. Please let me know what you guys think and feel free to share some of your best travel/hotel hacks in the comments below!

Hack 1: Dirty Remote Controls

Talk about something dirty that NEVER gets cleaned in hotel rooms! Think about it… everyone touches it and it never gets cleaned or wiped down. Who knows what and who it has come into contact with! Yuck. I used to wipe them down with a Clorox wipe, until I realized I could just put them in a zip lock and never have to touch it! So simple. The remote works fine and I don’t feel gross every time I want to change the channel!

Hack 2: Clean Pillow Cover

As a skincare obsessed person, I’m super picky about what comes into contact with my skin and face. Having said that, I don’t like my face touching the pillow case covers that are in hotels. Call me OCD, but I don’t want to risk a breakout due to the detergent that the hotel uses. Also, the thought of my face coming into contact with a pillow cover that hundreds of people have used grosses me out. So… I always pack an extra T-shirt to use as a pillow cover.  Even at the nicest hotel… I do this. Might be overboard, but it gives me peace of mind!

Hack 3: Extra Vanity Space

I’ve saved the best hack for last… At every hotel, no matter how big the counter space is, you can ALWAYS use more right? This hack is something I started doing a few years back and it is by far the BEST hotel hack for a beauty lover. Every hotel has an ironing board. You open it up, cover it with a towel because the ironing board is probably dusty/dirty, and viola… you have a portable vanity! No more digging through your over stuffed makeup bag and dropping items on the bathroom floor! Also, if you’re sharing the bathroom with someone, you don’t have to fight over the counter space. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed these hotel hacks and you’ll be able to use them on your next hotel stay. Please leave me a comment below if you plan on using them or if you have any more hotel hacks to share! I’d love to hear them.

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  1. J
    December 18, 2017 / 6:33 am

    The extra T-shirt over the pillow is a great idea! What I do is take a hand towel (or any towel large enough) and place it over the pillow so my face comes into contact with only the towel and not the pillowcase. I assume the towels are freshly laundered everyday so they’re much cleaner than the pillowcase. But I’m going to try your T-shirt trick!

    • December 18, 2017 / 8:24 am

      I used to take a towel to do that too but realized a shirt is so much softer on my skin! Thank you for visiting and leaving me a comment!!!

  2. Chantal
    December 18, 2017 / 3:08 am

    Hi! I love the remote control and pillow hack!! I think about the gross remote control every time but it never came to me to use a zip lock bag – what a great idea!
    And as I was reading hack #2 I thought you would carry an extra pillow case with you. but then I realized it simply is a t-shirt – so easy!
    I will definitely use your hacks!

    • December 18, 2017 / 8:23 am

      Yes, those germy remotes gross me out! Thanks for visiting and commenting!!!! So glad you liked these hacks!

  3. Kiran
    December 18, 2017 / 1:47 am

    I love that ironing board hack, very useful. Will be sure to use it the next time I travel. Thanks!

    • December 18, 2017 / 2:07 am

      Hi love! Thank you for visiting and the comment. Seriously the best hack ever. You’ll love the extra space to have all your beauty products laid out! Please share a photo on instagram and tag me (@prettygossip) and #prettygossip! Would love to see it.