One of the things that was hard about leaving my company was leaving the people. My employees were top-notch at their jobs. I am just now realizing how much I leaned on them, and learned from them.
My Office Manager was super efficient, often having things ready for me before I even asked for them. When I would travel, a folder full of everything I needed magically appeared on my desk a few days before I left. An organizational miracle!
I knew I would be applying her techniques to my new life, and when the travel voucher arrived for my latest, I needed to pulled out my Rainbow Packet. Because of course I took her idea and made it more sparkly.
But it’s a simple principal really.
Organize Your Travel Paperwork
Go get a folder with pockets, in the size you like. The important part is committing to the idea, of course.
My tabs are:
- Xtra Info
- Receipts (the seriously important section)
- Blog Cards
- Biz Cards (I made two separate sections here, for blog friends I meet and for contacts I need for the new business)
- My Blog
- My Biz (meaning I can store *my* cards here as well, to give out)
And add things to the pockets before travel, bring the folder with you, and keep putting things in the folder during travel, and then spend some time emptying the folder after travel to organize the paperwork you acquired.
Again, simple in principal, but sometimes hard in practice.
What are some of your organizational tricks while traveling for business? Or even pleasure?