How to Get Into A Routine to Reduce Stress, Save Money, and Have More Time for Yourself When You Travel For Business

Over the last ten or so years, advancements in the aero technology field has made air travel so easy and affordable more companies are requiring employees to travel around the country as a part of their duties It’s more economical to have someone travel on the regular than it is to have two or more people doing the same job in different cities all around the world. If you travel a lot for work, here are some things you can do to help save time and lower stress, it can also help you save money.

  • Have a Bag Packed and Ready to Go at All Times Just for Business
    • Go to your local mall or favorite luggage supply store and look for a good sized carry on and garment travel bag. Your carry on needs to be big enough to fit all of your stuff, yet small enough to never be a hindrance, if you can find something with a laptop or tablet pocket for your Microsoft, even better. Get a couple sets of nice clothes that you always leave clean and packed. When you get home again, wash and dry clean everything, and pack it back up. Before you leave, have plenty of business cards and other promotional tools made up, and keep them in a side pocket. That way you are always prepared if you meet an unexpected connection on the road.
      • Buy travel toiletries.

When you are flying, you need to be sure that you follow the rules for the TSA carry on regulations and limitations. We suggest checking out their website to see what the restrictions are. Then get a 100% transparent durable zipper bag for all your stuff. This will speed up security lines and you know you have everything.

If you are on a longer business trip, don’t compensate by taking a bigger bag with more stuff, just do laundry once or twice instead. There is always a laundromat near if you want to save money, or you can always take advantage of the hotel laundry service most hotels offer if you need convenience.

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Since it’s a company trip, you won’t need to pay for the essentials but you still have the reservations in your name. You can sign up for loyalty programs that will accumulate your points over time. Once you finally get the chance to take a personal vacation, you can use those points to save money on flights, rental cars, or hotels. Consider it a bonus for having to travel around so much before.

  • Keep Detailed Records of Expenses

Like we mentioned above, the company is going to pay for your necessities, so be sure to keep all receipts organized and personal purchases separate. This will make it easy for you to file an expense report when you get back. Also, keeping the receipts will help settle any disputes that may come up. You definitely don’t want to pay out of pocket for anything you don’t have to.

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