A flight attendant has revealed a series of tips that holiday-goers should follow every single time they check into a hotel.
Taking to TikTok, Kat Kamalani, 30, from Salt Lake City, Utah, highlighted a number of handy hacks – including putting food in an ice bucket if there’s no refrigerator and removing decorative items on the bed such as pillows and throws because they ‘never get washed.’
In the video, which has since racked up an impressive 783,000 likes, the flight attendant and mother-of-two can be seen entering a hotel, before explaining step-by-step precautions that can be taken to ensure a more enjoyable and pleasant stay.
Kat Kamalani, 30, has taken to TikTok to reveal a series of tips that holiday-goers should follow every single time they check into a hotel – like checking the mattress for bed bugs (pictured)
The flight attendant advised never putting a suitcase on the bed because it is dirty (left) and she removing items like decorative pillows or throws because they never get washed (right)
Several of the hacks focus on safety, with Kat sharing several tips for how to protect yourself, particularly when you’re traveling by yourself.
She begins: ‘First things first, never say your room number out loud – just in case there’s anyone around.
The mother-of-two has spent her fair share of time in hotel rooms thanks to her job as a flight attendant
‘You don’t want them knowing where you’re staying.
‘Always make sure there’s no one behind you when going into your room – and check if there’s anybody in the room, behind curtains, under the bed etc.’
Kat then goes on to highlight the importance of locking the doors – including the top lock.
Moving on the flight attendant shares some advice about cleanliness, making suggestions for how travelers can determine whether the room is hygienic – and steps they can take in order to make it a bit cleaner.
‘Next, you want to make sure for bed bugs, so check on the corners,’ Kat continues.
‘The next thing you want to do is take off any top pillows or comforters, they never wash those.’
‘Next, never put your bag on the bed. It’s been through the airport and it’s disgusting.’
Finally, the traveling expert reveals one last hack for how to make the most of the amenities that are in your room, even if you are left without an essential like a fridge.
Kat, who is from Utah, went on to advise vacationers to put food in an ice bucket if there’s no refrigerator available in the room (pictured)
She noted you should always make sure there is no one behind you when going into your room (left) and also highlighted the importance of locking the doors – including the top lock (right)
Kat’s hotel check-in checklist
1. Never say your room number out loud in case there’s anyone around
2. Always make sure there’s no one behind you when going into your room
3. Lock the doors – including the top lock
4. Check corners of the mattress for bed bugs
5. Remove top pillows or comforters because they never wash those
6. Never put your bag on the bed because it’s been through the airport
7. If you don’t have a refrigerator, put your food in an ice bucket
‘If you don’t have a refrigerator, put your food in an ice bucket – and there you go!’ she concluded.
And it seems many people from across the globe appreciated the post, with over 2,300 taking to the comments section.
‘Oh all great tips! Thanks,’ enthused one, while a second penned:
‘My mom is a flight attendant as well and she has told me all of these tips!
‘Thanks for sharing.’
A third added: ‘No one listens to me when I say don’t put your suitcase on the bed, so thank you for saying it.’
Meanwhile, another offered her own advice and wrote:
‘Also, don’t drink from the cups at the hotel rooms.
‘They only rinse them with water, unlike in a restaurant where they get disinfected.’
TikTok users were full of praise for Kat’s tips, and some even shared advice of their own