How to Pack More Efficiently While Making Sure You Have Everything Necessary for Your Next Assignment

How to Pack More Efficiently While Making Sure You Have Everything Necessary for Your Next Assignment
Cross Country Allied
July 25, 2018 09:55 AM (GMT-04:00)
Traveler Tips

Heading out on your next travel assignment with Cross Country Allied?

Here are some key tips on packing up to move that can help you optimize your travel plan.

Sort and Place Items Together

Experts in traveling have all sorts of hints and tips on how to make your packing more effective. Some of these have to do with just getting similar items in the same place.
For instance, in a single suitcase, you can arrange items like pants, shirts and socks underneath another layer of footwear and accessories and toiletries to up your organizational game. You can group together items like electronics, paper supplies, media and other types of belongings to know better at a glance where everything is, and where it's going.

Making Your Lists

It also helps to plan in detail and make lists of what you need to take with you on your move.

The planning stage is critical to avoid a messy, prolonged moving process. You don't want to just start throwing things in boxes.

It even helps to have a moving notebook where you write down not only your ideas for what you need but notes on where everything is packed. That way when you get to your destination, you have a road map for unpacking. Think of it as “business intelligence” for you in the process of moving yourself to a new location to further your career.

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Portable Workspace and Homespace

These days, the home office has become a must for more and more people, especially if you’re using a laptop to Skype with family or friends back home. Having your home office essentials organized and packed away will help you to do more when you arrive at your destination. Even if your home office is only used to plan your personal life and pay bills, having a dedicated workstation set up for Internet access will help you to hit the ground running when you get where you need to go.

Less is More

When it comes to packing, less is more. Always be willing to go over your lists and try to reduce the number of items that are coming along with you to your new location. If you need to, put items in storage. The monthly cost is worth the value of being mobile and moving around without being encumbered with too much stuff.

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