The workday doesn’t begin when you clock in. It begins when you start your car or board public transportation. While you may not be on the clock, the daily commute can be a substantial part of your workday. And a very long commute can add an extra hour or two to your workday. No wonder so many folks feel exhausted when they get home!
A great way to reduce your commute (and your workday) is to find an apartment that’s closer to your current workplace. Here are some of the many benefits of working near home.
1. Shorter Commute
First and foremost, when you choose an apartment that’s near the workplace, you reduce your travel time. This means less time driving in your car and more time to pursue your hobbies and interests. You’ll feel less exhausted, your workday will be shorter, and, depending on the proximity of your new home, you may be able to bike or walk to your workplace.
2. Reduces Chances of Accidents
Since a shorter commute equals less time spent driving, that means your chances of being involved in a car accident are greatly reduced. That’s not only better for your health and wellness, it also keeps your insurance costs low and helps reduce damage to your vehicle.
3. Saves Money
A shorter commute saves you money in the long run. You’ll fill your tank less. You won’t have to pay any potential tolls. And you’ll have time to enjoy breakfast at home instead of picking up something on the go. You’ll extend the life of your vehicle significantly since long commutes add extra wear and tear to your car. When you live near work, you’ll save money on repairs and higher-end maintenance needs.
4. Better for the Environment
Less time spent driving your vehicle means less pollution in the air. By living closer to work and reducing your travel time, you’ll also be taking steps toward significantly cutting emissions. If you’re close enough to walk or bike to your workplace then that’s even better for the environment. Shorter commute times and alternate transportation options help save energy and reduce the carbon footprint.
5. Reduces Stress
Working all day can be stressful enough. Long commutes increase those stress levels. Traffic, distracted or poor drivers, accident congestion – all these things can frazzle a professional before they’re clocked in. These events not only increase stress, but they also often reduce productivity, focus, and energy. Moving closer to your workplace and limiting travel times helps reduce and/or remove these stress-inducing obstacles from the workday.
6. Improved Work-Life Balance
Perhaps the biggest advantage of living closer to the workplace is an increase in your free time. Long commutes often cause folks to skip out on their workouts, miss dinners with loved ones, and arrive late for appointments, personal commitments, and fun events. Plus, long commutes often make people tired and exhausted. Reducing your travel times by relocating near the workplace increases your personal time. Now, you’ll have the time and energy to do the things you want to do.
These are just a few of the many benefits of working near home. If you’re ready to move closer to your office, you’ll be thrilled to hear that Reinhold Residential’s properties are located near some of the biggest employers in their respective communities. Reinhold Residential also offers the employees of many businesses and corporations leasing perks through its Preferred Employers Program.
Contact our leasing office today to learn more about our properties in Philadelphia, West Chester, and Pittsburgh, PA.