We joke sometimes and say the hotel is our ‘home away from home’ – but it really is not, now is it? Nothing in there is yours. You check out and clear out completely. Here’s a picture of my hotel room this morning just before I started scrambling to get everything packed up. (It’s actually been a very long time since I have left anything behind). My basic hotel room rule is not to put anything away in a dresser, a drawer or a nightstand. That way I can do a 360° scan and grab anything that catches my eye. Watch out for those white items on the white bed linen, though! They can hide in plain sight. But white is a plus for an iPhone charger and its cable and head phones, though. It makes those stand out in the shadows of the hotel room.