How to Keep Your Hotel Room Clean and Organized
Living out of a hotel for work is an affordable alternative to temporarily renting an apartment, especially when you opt for a WoodSpring Suites extended location. A roomy suite with a full bathroom, refrigerator, microwave, and stovetop feels like a home away from home — somewhere to relax and unwind after a hard day’s work.
Tips for living in a hotel room
Keeping an extended stay hotel room clean and organized can be a challenge, whether you’re rooming with coworkers or the suite’s sole occupant. No matter how spacious the suite, you’ll probably have less room than you’re used to, so keeping the room tidy is essential. Below are some tips for living in a hotel room designed to make life easier when you travel for work.
Unpack and move in
Living out of a hotel for work can leave you feeling off-balance, as you’re very aware your suite is only a temporary base of operations. It’s tempting to live out of your suitcase under such circumstances, which only makes your surroundings feel even more transient.
Instead, unpack as soon as you get to the room. Hang up your clothes, organize your toiletries, and find places for your phone and other devices. After you empty your suitcase, store it somewhere out of the way, such as in the closet or under the bed. Once you move in, the suite will seem more like home.
Invest in a power bar
Most people travel with at least their phones nowadays, and many people hit the road with multiple devices. If you’re traveling with several electronic devices, consider buying a portable power bar so you can charge everything from a single location. Ideally, look for one that includes USB ports.
Do a daily tidy
When you’re living out of a hotel for work it’s easy to let tidiness slide. Dirty dishes accumulate in the sink, clothes easily wind up on the floor, and tables or desk surfaces quickly become cluttered. Take the time to do a daily tidy of the suite, straightening up items, cleaning dishes, and putting things back into their assigned locations. It only takes a few minutes but helps you keep your suite organized.
Bring a small laundry bag
This is one of the best tips for living in a hotel room we know. Pack a small collapsible laundry bag and keep it in a closet or the bathroom. Finding a place for dirty clothes in a hotel suite is always a problem, and this way you’ll have everything in one place for your next trip to the hotel laundry room.
Speaking of laundry rooms, WoodSpring Hotels takes pride in both the cleanliness and efficiency of our laundry rooms. Most of our laundry machines accept cards, so there’s no need to mess around with loose change in order to keep your clothes clean.
Know the staff’s cleaning schedule
In order to respect guest privacy, most extended stay hotels don’t send cleaning staff around every day. Instead, WoodSpring staff clean guest rooms every fourteen days, sanitizing and disinfecting the bathroom, kitchen, and other contact surfaces in the room. Fresh linen and towels are available as needed.
This schedule helps reinforce the feeling that your suite is a home away from home, while still taking the responsibility for deep cleaning the room off your hands. Knowing the staff’s cleaning schedule allows you to vacate the room during cleaning, so they can do their job efficiently (a friendly greeting as you leave your room is always appreciated by staff as well).
WoodSpring’s Commitment to Clean
All cleaning staff at WoodSpring locations are trained to meet the Commitment to Clean program, a 99-point cleaning checklist designed to ensure that guest rooms, hallways, laundry rooms, and all public areas are as clean as possible. To gain a better understanding of how dedicated we are to hotel cleanliness, check out our extended stay cleaning program.
Your extended stay suite is a comfortable base to call home while you work or travel. Follow our tips for living in a hotel room and let our staff ensure your suite is clean and disinfected regularly, to make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.