Now more than ever before, people have the freedom to live life on the go. Remote jobs provide the flexibility to work at home or out of town, allowing you to have more frequent trips for business and pleasure.
Of course, it’s critical that you’re effectively managing your personal and business lives while on the road. You don’t want to forget something important! Use these four tips to make sure you have everything you need to enjoy your travels while staying organized.
1. Manage your mail
Sending and receiving mail is an important part of both your business and personal life. Whether it’s bills, insurance information, government notices, or business documents, your mailbox holds the key to some of your most pressing information. But when you live a life on the go, it can be challenging to stay up to date on your mail and keep it organized.
Fortunately, there are better alternatives to asking a neighbor to pick up your mail or pausing mail delivery while you’re out of town. Virtual and private mailbox options give you the flexibility and organization you require.
With a virtual mailbox, you can manage your mail, no matter where your travels take you! PostNet collects your mail and packages, then scans them so you can see them on your phone or computer. As you review your incoming mail, you can tell us what to do with it—scan and read, save, shred, recycle, or even forward the mail to your current location. Using virtual mail ensures you never miss an important letter or document.
If you don’t need to check your mail while traveling but want it to be stored securely, rent a private mailbox in your hometown. Unlike P.O. boxes, PostNet’s private mailboxes accept packages from all carriers and have a real street address. All your mail will be safely delivered and stored until you return, and you can pick it up at a time that’s most convenient for you.
2. Plan for places to work
If you’re planning to work on the go, make sure you plan ahead! It’s not always easy finding places with a reliable internet connection to conduct business. This could turn into a nightmare if you have a busy work schedule.
As you prepare for your trip, map out a few places where you’re sure you’ll have WiFi and a quiet place to work. Check reviews or their websites to verify they offer free internet and pin their location on your phone’s map. Coffee shops and co-working spaces are great choices!
3. Print on the go
When traveling for work, you may find yourself stuffing business materials in your suitcase. This is a recipe for lost documents or damaged marketing materials. Save space in your suitcase and keep materials fresh by printing them at a local print shop. Make sure you submit materials online before you arrive to ensure your materials are printed on time.
Printing on the go is useful for personal trips, too. Design and print your own unique postcards, stationery, and stickers. You can send these to friends and family throughout your trip or hold onto them as keepsakes to look back at later.
4. Bring your camera
Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, it’s important to cherish the experiences in all the places you visit and with the people you meet. Bringing your camera along will allow you to create digital memories that last a lifetime.
Photos can help you remember your trips later, providing a visual timeline of your travels. Do more with your pictures by turning them into custom calendars, canvas wraps, and photos books!
Use PostNet to stay organized on the go
PostNet’s suite of services—from print and design to mailbox rental and more—allows you to organize your life while traveling and working remotely. Don’t get stuck without a computer, important document, or mail notice. Visit your local PostNet center or check us out online to learn more.