Regardless of the occasion, travel requires planning and organisation. Corporate travel requires us to be even more put-together. Whether we’re networking, closing deals, or meeting executives for the first time, we want to put our most professional foot forward.
By spending a little time planning prior to the trip, you’ll feel much more relaxed and eager. Planning before you leave will allow you to solely focus on business when you’re away, making for a successful and productive trip. Plus, you’ll come back to an organised, clean house so you can relax without feeling guilty. StayCentral share what to do at home before you leave for corporate travel.
Clear out food
The last thing you want to do is arrive back from corporate travel and find your fridge is filled with spoilt food. A week prior to travel, have a squiz in the pantry, fridge and freezer; from there you can get a little creative and try to use up some of the ingredients you know are at the end of their life. If you’ve got ingredients that you know will go out of date while you’re away, be proactive and throw them out before they start to perish.
Most appliances besides your fridge and freezer serve no purpose while you’re travelling. Appliances like your TV, coffee machine and microwave still continue to use energy, even though they’re not in use. Unplugging your appliances is a smart, environmentally conscious way to reduce wasted energy.
Tidying up before you leave for corporate travel is going to set you up for a happy arrival home. Take the rubbish out, wipe down benches and vacuum the floors. Your future self will thank you when you arrive home to a spotless house. Also, make sure you’re up to date with your laundry as you don’t want to wash everything you took on your trip, as well as the clothes you wore prior to leaving.
You’ve triple-checked your luggage to ensure you’ve packed everything. The next step is to make your way around your home and double-check you haven’t accidently left a window opened. An open or unsecured window isn’t just an invite for the uninvited, but could also leave damage to your floors if a storm rolls in.
Before you leave you want to make sure you have your accommodation sorted. Don’t just book the first hotel you see that’s close to where you’ll be working. Instead, opt for a corporate apartment. You’ll have proper facilities like a full kitchen, so you can cook nutritious meals to keep you energised and a private work space so you can prepare for meetings and presentations, distraction-free.
StayCentral offers luxurious, corporate apartments within the Melbourne CBD and in loads of trendy surrounding areas like the vibrant Southbank or the happening Richmond. StayCentral offer all the amenities that a hotel would, but with a spacious, homey, luxurious feel – at much more affordable rates. Make a booking online today to make your next corporate trip a success.