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Sharing a hotel room doesn’t have to be stressful! These 7 clever tips will make you the best roommate ever!

What do you think makes for a great roommate?

  1. The person who made the reservations/did the work gets the better bed.
  2. Put your phone on silent when it’s bedtime.
  3. Turn your phone brightness down when going to bed.
  4. Wipe the bathroom floor when done showering
  5. Let what you do in the bathroom be a mystery.
  6. Bring earplugs.
  7. Bring an eye mask.

 

The person who made the reservations/did the work gets the better bed

  • Don’t you agree? If the person who did all the work to make the stay possible, shouldn’t they get the best choice of a bed? Please don’t be the person who takes the best and you put in the least amount of work.

Put your phone on silent when it’s bedtime. 

  • This is a common courtesy. If you are sharing are room with someone, they don’t want to be waken up by the constant ding of your messages. Please be considerate and turn your volume off (this doesn’t mean vibrate. Have you heard how loud electronics vibrate on a side table?)

Turn your phone brightness down when going to bed.

  • What if you are up and want to play on your phone or watch a movie? Of course you have that right but in a dark room the brightness from the phone can disturb others so decrease the brightness so as not to disturb your roommate.

Wipe the bathroom floor when done showering

  • Almost nothing worse (ok, that’s being dramatic but you get the point) than stepping in someone else’s puddle from the shower. Gross. Please wipe up the bathroom floor when you get out of the shower and if your room has a bath mat, please use it.

Let what you do in the bathroom be a mystery

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  • Listen. We all have to take care of our bathroom issues and that’s normal but what isn’t normal is someone coming in after you and having to take a huge breath so they don’t inhale your funk. Don’t do that to your friends! I swear by Poo-Pourri ( get yours here) it’s just the best (and they have hilarious commercials as well). If you don’t have that some good old fashioned matches also do the trick. But light multiple, not just one cause truly, no one wants to smell your..um…deposits.

Bring earplugs

  • What if you are rooming with someone who is noisy? Sometimes people have no idea how much noise they make and how it affects others so keep your sanity and get some earplugs. They go right in your ear canal and block out tons of noise. (Amazon has some, why not grab yours here?)

Bring an eye mask 

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  • If your roommate refuses to dim their screen or is one of those people that like the drapes to let all of every bit of sunshine in the room, you will be happy you have an eye mask (get yours here)

 

What tips would you add? 

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Some people travel. Roni IS travel. For over 20 years she has been traveling the world and now shares her unique insight with her worldwide audience on her blog, www.RoniTheTravelGuru.com. Whether you have never gotten on a plane or are a seasoned traveler, the expertise and insider knowledge she shares on her blog will help you make your travels an adventure. No where else can you find the uniquely helpful ins and out given to you by someone who has lived overseas for 4 years, speaks fluent English, French and Spanish, and works for a major airline. And guess what? She’s also a licensed elementary teacher and has an MBA.

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