Packing for a business trip may sound like a no-brainer, but when you are packing for an extended stay, things can get more complicated. To simplify this process, we’ve created this blog to give you tips on how to pack smart and look smart on your next extended-stay business trip.
Tip 1- Plan Ahead
All travel requires proper planning, but what all does this entail for a business trip? Before leaving, we advise you to stay on top of your travel itinerary. This includes watching for flight delays and weather changes. Let’s face it, flight cancellations do happen, and you want to have a back-up plan in mind. Proper planning will keep you from stressing and help you feel more prepared.
Tip 2- What Kind of Suitcase?
We recommend traveling with a suitcase that is sturdy with wheels and a handle that is easy to maneuver. The size of your suitcase will depend on which airline you are traveling with. Choosing a suitcase with more compartments will also help you stay organized.
Tip 3- What goes in the Suitcase?
For some, this is the hardest part. Remember, your main priority for your suitcase is business attire. Packing smart also contributes to looking smart. As you start to plan out what clothes you need, pack outfits that can be mix-matched. You probably don’t want to wear the same outfit every day. So, make sure to pack monotone and neutral colors. Doing so will help keep your wardrobe professional and still versatile.
Tip 4- What about my “Just in Case” Items?
We always want to pack items in our suitcase that we don’t always need. For the men, this can be extra shoes and suits; for the ladies, this may be additional hair products and accessories you don’t need. If you are one of those people who can’t help but pack those extra items, this is where a carry-on bag becomes your best friend.
Tip 5- Organizing your Suitcase
It’s not just what you pack; it’s how you pack. Therefore, having an adequately organized suitcase is a game-changer. You want to avoid using Ziploc bags for liquids and instead use small, organized containers. Doing so will keep your liquids from leaking all over your clothes and make things tidier.