Most people book serviced apartments, when they expect their stay to be longer than a regular week long holiday. When moving into a serviced apartment most people would like to make it a smooth transition. Moving to a new surrounding is a daunting task and the longer the stay, the more logistics to deal with that can make the trip quite hectic. Here are few tips to make your longer term move as smooth as a breeze.
Check for the apartment features
Just because the hotel bookings can sometimes be expensive doesn’t mean they will cater to all your whims and fancies. Check first for the facilities and amenities you require most before checking in or making bookings. Most people feel ripped off when they reach their destination with high expectations only to find out that something as simple as a Wifi connection is not available 24/7 or likes of it. To avoid such disappointments thoroughly check before your book.
Organization is the key
To get the best out of your travel experience try to pre-plan everything. Also, keep plan B for most important things just in case. Have everything packed up and tucked in nice and neat 24 hours in advance or at least the night before your flight. This will allow you to stay calm and feel in control throughout your journey. Keeping the good old checklist for all the essential to-dos and to-takes is a good idea. Some websites offer predesigned checklists that can be download and used. This will take the unnecessary and avoidable stress out of the travel equation.
Using the web to one’s advantage
If you are not using a travel planner you will need to chalk out the details yourself. For this daunting task, internet is your best friend. So, whether you are looking for long term apartments in Western Australia or going to a vineyard stay in south of France, check routes, weather, culture, food and things like these to know what to pack in your luggage. Look up maps, reviews, websites and other such online resources to create your entire travel plan on paper first. Use on-line travel planning apps or sites to make your travel plans hassle free and hustle free. Make sure to also factor in the modes of transport you will be taking to get from point A to B.
All time management gurus teach the idea of keeping buffers. Buffer is the extra time that you keep in your plans to give yourself a cushion for unforeseen delays and mishaps. If your guide or planner says a particular activity or journey will take x amount of hours set aside x + y hours in your calendar for that activity. Y is the applicable buffer time, so you never run out of time or never be late.
Make sure you do not miss out on the small details
Don’t leave the house unless you have confirmed bookings, travel tickets and all the nitty grittys sorted out. Keep your travel plan handy. Jot important numbers down in a diary in addition to storing them in your smartphones. Keep your bank accounts details, social security number, emergency phone numbers, blood group information and other medical and financial information handy and in digital as well as non-digital formats.