Recently I zeroed in on the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International (ARCSI) conference as a chance to hone some of We Love Messes’ cleaning skills, and to connect with other professionals in the field. I was apprehensive about attending the conference solo…but hey, the edge of the comfort zone is where things start happening! I attended lots of seminars, walked the trade show floor, and met people like Amar, Chris, and Courtney (in the picture) who run the Zenmaid software we use.
I mixed a little fun in there, too – forcing myself out of my hotel room (where I usually hole up after a day of networking and talking to people). My quick tips for being a tourist - in Vegas or elsewhere?
- Take public transportation – it takes me out of my comfort zone, is scenic, and you see…. lots! I use Uber frequently while traveling, and ask my drivers what THEIR top thing to do/see/eat is. Then I try to follow up on that recommendation. It is rarely a tourist attraction, and I’ve seen some unique things due to the ask!
- Go to a show or local event – one you’d never see otherwise – step out of your box!
- Walk, if you are able. There is a more intimate feel to being on the street, and it allows you to duck into a store or restaurant, spur of the moment.
- Don’t over-pack! You can wear the same items more than once and no one (seriously!) will know!