Staying in a serviced apartment provides comfort and convenience when you are away from home for a long period of time.
One of the many benefits of serviced apartments is their versatility, which allows you to personalise your space and create a cosy and pleasant environment during your stay. This can help you relax and provide a sense of familiarity, while also getting those creative juices flowing for a productive day at work.
If you’re planning to stay in a serviced apartment soon, here are some tips to help you turn your space into a home away from home:
1. Take advantage of the fully-equipped kitchen
Most serviced apartments feature a fully-equipped kitchen, while others may offer a kitchenette. Whatever your options, having your own kitchen when you’re travelling for work can really boost your emotional stability, allowing you to cook your favourite foods, brew your morning coffee, and relax in the comfort of your own kitchen.
If you wish to have visitors over during your stay, the kitchen is also a nice feature, and because serviced apartments are often located in influential areas, there are likely to be plenty of alternatives for food shopping or a last-minute takeaway.
2. Make the space as cosy as you want it to be!
There’s nothing worse when travelling than arriving at your accommodation to find a hard mattress or a cold room.
Luckily, serviced apartments are known for their ability to make you feel at home, even when you’re hundreds of miles away, and staff do everything they can to make every stay a pleasant and comfortable one for the guests.
Bring your favourite throw blankets, pillows, and cushions. Having a cosy space to call your own can help elevate your productivity if you’re working remotely, or serve as the perfect place to snuggle in to catch your favourite shows.
3. Keep the place organised, for maximum productivity
Productivity doesn’t have to mean achieving your work responsibilities during your shift. It can also mean getting through the day having ticked a few tasks off your list.
Staying in an unfamiliar place can quickly make you feel homesick, and may lead to a lack of motivation to get out of bed. While taking a restful break is healthy in small doses, it is also important to do things that encourage you to focus your time and energy on positive activities.
This is why organising your space is important during your trip. Because serviced apartment providers cater to both long- and short-term stays, they often offer plenty of storage options inside the apartments, to keep things that you don’t need on a daily basis. Organise your belongings into storage spaces, maintaining a clutter-free atmosphere that allows you to be productive and gives you peace-of-mind during your stay.
4. Bring a personal touch to your stay
Being away from home can feel isolating and stressing, but having your loved ones closed by will help you manage feelings of anxiety and encourage you to feel at home.
Pack some of your favorite photos, books or decorative items that hold sentimental value. And if you’re artistically inclined, consider creating or bringing your own artwork to hang on the walls. Placing them around your serviced apartment will instantly make it feel more familiar, and can help you have a wonderful time during your stay.
5. Explore the area to learn about the history and culture
While your serviced apartment should have everything you need to make this a comfortable and convenient trip, walking around the neighbourhood will allow you to learn more about the history and culture of the area!
Serviced apartments are conveniently located in vibrant parts of the city, close to restaurants, entertainment venues and retail stores to explore in your downtime. Dedicate some free time to venture out and discover local restaurants, cafes, and shops, or ask your hosts for recommendations on hidden gems and must-visit places.
Exploring the area can help you break the monotony of work, ease the anxieties of your trip and provide opportunities to meet new people in your travels!
Planning your next business trip?
Travelling regularly for business can be demanding on your health, which is why it’s important to make your accommodation as comfortable as it can be during your stay.
Our serviced apartments provide you with the privacy and freedom to customise the space, whether you want to prepare your favourite foods in your own kitchen or add a personal touch with family photos around the apartment. Our team is also available to offer 24/7 support to our guests, with information on the apartments and the neighbourhood you’re staying, in helping you to settle in easily.
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