Clocking off for Christmas: A checklist - The Inside Pocket

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Congratulations – you’ve just about made it through to the end of the working year. The only thing that stands between you now and a day or two off to relax (and eat your weight in trimmings) is what can be one of the most stressful journeys of the year. Whether you’re travelling to be with family, visiting friends or even jetting off for a welcome bit of sunshine, we suggest getting organised before the clock hits home-time on your last working day so you’re ready to take on the great winter migration like a pro.

STEP 1 – DO YOUR CHECKS

That’s check in, check flight status or departure boards and check you’ve got all your liquids pre-packed to save the security scrabble later.

STEP 2 – KEEP YOUR TRAVEL DOCS HANDY

Take a moment now to stash your travel documents along with your passport and credit cards in a streamlined travel wallet, like this leather DKNY version. Go a step further and make sure it’s in prime place at the top of your hand luggage or in a zipped compartment. You’ll sail through ticket checks later while lesser organised folk keep everyone else waiting as they do the last-minute dig around.

STEP 3 – DON’T FORGET A WINTER WARMER

Unless you’re one of the lucky ones heading to the sunshine, you’re going to need to remember to pack something that’s both warm and stylish to wear to family lunches, on countryside walks and on air-conditioned planes and trains. Even if you are heading south for the winter, this Moss London cable knit jumper in winter white will keep you in a festive mood as those around you lose their cool at the airport.

As for the rest of your outfit, we’re not suggesting you need to don your smartest suit for the travelling, but looking like you’ve not just rolled off the sofa is only polite to everyone else on this journey with you. This Moss 1851 grey pea coat will smarten up comfy travelling clothes and is also neat enough to sling over an arm or pack away when you overheat in one of the many queues you’ll inevitably encounter between you and your destination.

STEP 4 – TURN YOUR OUT-OF-OFFICE ON

Enjoy the warm feeling as you turn your OOO on and your computer off for the year. Bon voyage!