As I’ve mentioned, I’m currently enrolled in this writing program at the Banff Centre, which is commendably eco-friendly when it comes to accommodation. But there are still daily housekeeping rounds, which means that while they may not change all my towels and linens, they will empty my garbage, replace semi-used toilettries, vacuum and so on — none of which really needs doing.
So to make sure the staff don’t come in and start undoing all my attempts at conservation, I’m going to leave the Do Not Disturb sign hanging on my door for the entire week, whether or not I’m in my room — and this will apply for every hotel I’m staying at in the future, too.
Unfortunately, the housekeeping staff here is for some bizarre reason comprised of handsome young men (seriously, I’m going to take a picture at some point because they look so ridiculously out of place with their athletic good looks … and pushcarts stacked with toilet paper).
If only there were some sort of sign that said “Do Not Clean Room — But Feel Free to Come In For a Drink!”
Photo above from my hotel room in Madrid this summer