Never Leave A Toothbrush in the Hotel Room

Never Leave Your Toothbrush in the Hotel Room (Travel Tip Tuesday #1)

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Happy New Year travelers! Our first Travel Tip Tuesday post of 2020 is an admonition to Never Leave your Toothbrush in the Hotel Room. Find out why!

Our Travel Tip Tuesday series has been live for a year now! Now that the calendar has turned over we are rebooting the series, dusting off some of our originals, rewriting and republishing many of them, and adding news ones. The first one for 2020, however, had to be the one that started our Travel Tip Tuesday series: Leaving a toothbrush in a hotel room and what a bad idea that is. Happy New Year, and Happy Traveling.

Never leave your toothbrush in the hotel room!

Never Leave Your Toothbrush in the Hotel Room (Travel Tip Tuesday #1)

Hotel life is a key part of the frequent travel experience. As a frequent business traveler myself I am in hotels around 100+ nights a year on a consistent basis. Many of my readers do the same thing week in and week out.

As a Frequent Traveler I’ve developed my own set of Hotel Hacks that I often use to make my hotel stays a little better, but there’s one rule I never violate:

Never leave your toothbrush in the hotel room

Hotel Maids Toothbrush

Why you ask? Well just google “Hotel Maids Toothbrush” and you will never leave it behind again. Maybe it’s just urban legend or maybe it’s true. Who knows…

But, I ain’t taking the chance!

Here’s a few hotel toothbrush stories. Judge for yourself:

Fellow Travel Blogger Johnny Jet shared an interesting story from one of his readers:

…traveling in Europe a couple years ago, a friend forgot his jacket so returned to his room to collect it. The maid was cleaning the room so he walked in and discovered her in the bathroom—using his toothbrush to brush her teeth!

I always bring my toothbrush with me!

Always bring it with you when you leave the room! And if you do feel so inclined to leave it behind…for the love of god, hide the thing!

And if you leave it out on the counter like I did the other day….just toss it right in the trash! The hotel can give you a freebie if you need a replacement.

There’s a hidden benefit to bringing your toothbrush with you when you leave the room…now you can brush you nasty fangs after scarfing that philly cheesesteak at lunch!

Speaking of travel toiletries you might be interested to see how I buy my travel toiletries (in bulk) to save money!

See you next Travel Tip Tuesday for another interesting installment

Thanks for stopping in. Happy New Year to all of our readers and happy traveling in 2020!

Note: This post was first published in early 2019 and updated for 2020.

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We. Do. Business Travel. The CBoardingGroup.com is a leading business travel focused travel blog. The principal author has over 18 years of consistent & frequent business travel. Over the years, he has developed various travel habits, travel tips, advice and more that he shares with fellow travelers of all skill levels. From hotel life, to airplane tips, to the weekly grind of frequent travel, plus a little travel humor, this blog is a haven for business travelers. Read his full bio here.

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