Throw pillows are filthy
"Why are throw pillows called 'throw pillows'? Because you throw them. Off the bed. Onto the floor. And they aren't washed in between guests. But they are put back on the bed. On your pillow." - Tirena S.
What happens when people wet the bed?
"When someone urinates on a bed, sometimes the mattress is just left standing to vent out and dry overnight, and then put back upside down." - Peter M. (Housekeeping)
So many places never get cleaned
"Dresser drawers are not on the maid's cleaning list, so if a traveler threw dirty underwear in a drawer all week you will be contaminating your clothing by using any drawers without cleaning/disinfecting them first. I carry purse sized Lysol on car trips or break out bleach wipes from a zip bag after air travel." - Peri C.
"The drinking glasses in the rooms are not cleaned with any cleaning products. Its just rinsed with water and dried with a towel. Housekeeping staff want to clean as much rooms as they can, so the faster you do it, the better. No time to thoroughly wash these things. Only the shower, bathtub, sink and toilet is cleaned with cleaning products." - Anonymous (Housekeeping)