Whether you are working full time at the one office or find yourself travelling for work and needing a place to stay, more and more people are taking advantage of the benefits that come with living near the workplace. If you’re deciding whether this is right for you, take a look at some of the biggest benefits below.
For those seeking temporary accommodation in a city that is foreign to them, selecting a place that is close to work will eliminate a great deal of stress. This will ensure you easily navigate the city streets each morning as you make your way to the office, and won’t need to worry about getting lost or complicated transportation routes.
Residing close to work will help in poor weather conditions as often those who live farther away can experience delays during their daily commute. Living close by can also be a lifesaver if you need a quick pit stop to get ready for a meeting, or have left that all-important document or presentation at home.
By living closer to the office, you get the benefit of cutting down costs associated with travel, whether by car or transport. Depending on your location, you may be able to leave your car at home and walk to work. Not only will you be saving on fuel and public transport costs, you’ll also be doing your bit for the environment by reducing pollution.
By living so close, you may even be able to make a pit stop at home for lunch rather than going out and buying it if you prefer.
Less time travelling to or from work gives you the flexibility to get more out of your day. Instead of getting up early only to spend an hour travelling, get up and enjoy a run before work or get that precious sleep in you’ve been waiting for. As well as ensuring you can get those 8 hours of necessary sleep, you’ll also get that down time you can enjoy as you wish whether it is improving fitness, reading or catching up on the latest episodes of your favourite show.
For those travelling for work and visiting a new city, this could also be a great way to immerse yourself in the new place and see what’s available in terms of culture, entertainment and cuisine. This helps you to achieve that work/life balance even while away, which is so important for health and wellbeing.