Travel guide for all the germaphobes out there
Travelling is one of the best experiences one can get in life. But, travelling in public transport and living in hotels can be a harrowing experience if you are a germophobe. Thinking of the germs that crawl on the hotel’s beds can creep you out. And, using public toilets or transport is another hassle. All this can demotivate you and you might end up travelling less.
But instead of travelling less, you can just change the way you travel and take some precautionary steps to have the best time of your life while you are on the road. All you have to do is, be extra precautious, keep a few things in mind and prepare beforehand.
For all fellow germaphobes, who find travelling and flying experience less hygienic, here are seven tips and tricks that will help you stay away from all the dirt and germs.
7 travel tips and tricks for germaphobes
- Sanitizer should be your best friend
- Keep some extra pairs of single-use gloves
- Disinfectant wipes are mandatory
- Get your own bed covers and pillow covers
- Keep a face mask handy at all times
- Pack clean towels for your trip
- Keep reusable plastic bags for storage
Sanitizer should be your best friend
It goes without saying that you must always carry hand sanitizers and sanitizer sprays with you, at all times. Before and after handling cash, easting meals or even shaking hands, use sanitizers to kill germs that might come in contact with you as you travel to your favourite destination.
Keep some extra pairs of single-use gloves
On your trip, you might have to do a few things like wash your clothes or go out for plogging with friends or just simply throw out garbage. So, carry single-use gloves to do not directly touch something that might be a breeding ground of germs.
Disinfectant wipes are mandatory
Disinfectant wipes are one of the most important packing essentials for germaphobes. Before sitting on the toilet seat or touching the TV’s remote, you must disinfect everything because hundreds of people might have touched the same thing. So, always ensure that you disinfect whatever you touch.
Get your own bed covers and pillow covers
Hotel staff usually changes bed covers and pillow covers every day but they are not completely germs-free most of the times. So, it’s always safe to keep your own bed covers and pillow covers that have been washed with clothes’ disinfectant soap.
Keep a face mask handy
More than germs, it’s dirt that irks germaphobes the most. So, keep some face masks handy, either single-use ones or washable ones. And, put them on whenever heading out on the streets. Also, it helps you stay away from germs that are in the air and can enter your body while you breathe.
Pack clean towels for your trip
Towels can become a conducive breeding ground for germs if not cleaned properly. So, it’s always safe to take your own towels instead of using the ones that are available at hotels. So, when you are packing next time, keep a hand towel and body towel in your luggage.
Keep reusable plastic bags for storage
Plastic bags can be used in more than one way. You can pack dirty shoes in it or wet clothes. You can also put garbage in it or it can also be used as a barf bag. If there’s anything you do not want to touch then you can also wrap the plastic bag around your hand and use it like a glove. In short, it can be used in multiple ways which makes it a travel essential for everyone.