There’s nothing quite like arriving at your hotel, dumping your suitcase (and yourself) on the bed, and immediately feeling like you’re on vacation. Don’t you agree that it’s completely natural and acceptable? As it turns out, though, there’s something seriously off about that equation, at least according to the experts. In particular, the point where you throw your bag on the bed.
To your surprise, the bed isn’t the most convenient place to store your bags during a hotel visit. Also, on the ground. Or even crammed into a closet on a suitcase rack. The savviest travelers, however, know to keep their bags in the hotel’s bathroom, or even better, in the bathtub.
According to Campbell, there is nothing inherently improper with utilizing a baggage rack for luggage, since it is preferable to setting your suitcase on a bed or chair, but only if you have first given it a full inspection.
Campbell advises against utilizing racks with hollow legs due to the presence of bed bugs in such spaces. For extra safety, you can keep your luggage inside plastic garbage bags for the length of the journey. When not in use, keep your bags sealed in plastic to keep the bed bugs out.