Tips To Organize Travel Paperwork

How To Organize Your Travel Paperwork

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:

  • Air
  • Ground
  • Hotel
  • Meeting
  • 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)
  • Vendors
  • My Blog
  • My Biz (meaning I can store *my* cards here as well, to give out)
  • Misc

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.

How To Organize Travel & Business Paperwork #travel #business #businesstravel

Again, simple in principal, but sometimes hard in practice.

What are some of your organizational tricks while traveling for business? Or even pleasure?

This article has 7 comments

  1. Everyfann

    Love the rainbow folder, lol!

  2. Anonymous

    I just have one folder that I put everything in. Pretty simple and basic, but it works. – m

  3. Megan

    I love that idea! Will look for a folder for me. And you are speaking at Evo? Hmmm.

  4. Jenny @ Crash Test Mommy

    Organization is pretty. Sigh.

  5. Bersama Dakwah Islam

    I like your post, thanks for sharing knowledge and info, I hope you are happy, greetings from Indonesian bloggers

  6. Magpie

    we did a two week driving trip last summer (for fun), with only a few places that we stayed more than one night. so we did an accordion folder like that, but organized by hotels. as we went along, we dropped in flyers and cards and souvenir type things. it made a nice record of the trip.

  7. Teresa

    I’m with Jenny! Organization is so pretty! Huge sigh! Wish it would find its way over to my house!

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