5 Travel and Packing Tips for Extended Stays in Corporate Housing
One of the main reasons people choose an extended stay in corporate housing over a hotel is for all the amenities they have immediate access to. These fully furnished apartments have all the utilities included, have on-site laundry facilities, a kitchen stocked with plenty of appliances, and plenty of towels and bedding, too.
However, despite all the available conveniences, there are some tips and tricks to packing for an extended stay that will make your trip all the more enjoyable.
1. Think A Little More about Your Clothing
You’re going to be here for more than a week, which suggests you need a lot of clothes. But you’re going to have access to a washer and dryer, which suggests you may not need as much as you think. Still, when you’re packing for your trip, there are some things to consider.
- Texas is well known for having a couple of distinct seasons: hot and hotter. It’s not quite as simple as that, of course, but it’s important to know what kinds of temperatures you can expect at your destination and pack accordingly.
- Pack for casual and business situations.
- Have footwear for being active and for being classy.
- Bring some workout clothes to take advantage of our gym.
- If possible, pick clothing that resists wrinkling so you can unpack and use it immediately.
2. Pack Your Personal Preferences
There will, of course, be plenty of toiletries and other items available for your stay. However, we understand that some people have very particular preferences. So understand that while there will be some things waiting for you, if you prefer a specific brand in your personal care products, be sure to bring your own.
Of course, it’s also important to remember that if you’re staying long enough, you’ll probably need more than what’s allowed in the carry-on. So pack it in your suitcase or just bring enough to cover you for a few days until you can get to a store that carries your favorite products.
3. Pack your Personal Items
You don’t want to take up a lot of room in your suitcase with a lot of decorations or anything, but you can make “corporate housing” feel more like “personal housing” when you have something that reminds you of home. It could be a picture of your family, some favorite books, and many other small items that add a little familiarity to your surroundings.
This might also include any items that help you sleep at night. A favorite blanket, a pillow that feels just right… whatever it takes to help you sleep comfortably.
4. Can You Take It Home?
This is an important question during your stay, and it applies in two ways. Many people buy and bring special clothing for their trip, but is that something you can use when your trip is over? If not, what will you do with it?
On the other hand, when you get settled in and start to get to know Austin or San Antonio, you may start making purchases like you would if you were living at home. Are you going to have enough room in your suitcase to take it home, or will you have to ship it separately? Keep these things in mind when you make a purchase.
5. Double Check the Little Things
Have you got your phone? What about your phone charger? A good pair of sunglasses? What about nail clippers? While there are a lot of conveniences in these temporary apartments, we can’t cover everything. And many times its these simple, everyday items that people forget and end up having to purchase on arrival.
So double check that you’ve got all the things you need so you can spend your time enjoying your stay rather than running back and forth to the convenience store.
An extended stay does require a little more planning than most trips, but by following some simple tips, you can make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible at your corporate housing solution.