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13 Things Hotels Aren’t Cleaning as They Should

Reader's Digest Logo By Kelly Bryant of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 14: These days most people use their mobile phones to make calls, instead of hopping on the hotel room phone to dial home. However, in-room phones are still used to call down to the front desk, request items from housekeeping, and order room service. They still register as one of the most bacteria-laden items in a hotel room. Despite all of this, hotels aren't likely to make in-room phones extinct for security reasons, according to USA Today. So, once again, wipe those down with your own disinfectant if you plan on using it. Once you check in, these are the first 13 things you should check in your hotel room.

While bed sheets may take a tumble through the hotel washing machines in between guests, other room items aren't cleaned with such frequency. Here's what likely dirtier than it should be in that hotel room.

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