There are important considerations involved when it comes to packing for a business trip. Your aim after all if to look polished, be organised and have everything important handy. All of this and yet have your luggage light and easily carry able. Here are some awesome packing tips to pack like a pro for your next business trip:
Before you start packing, take a brief look at your itinerary and list down everything you will need. It is equally important that you stick to this list. Get familiar with the dress code of your destination and check for weather forecast on the dates you will be there. If you are not sure, it is always best to dress in a conservative way and not forget the standards of international business attire.
Opt for carry on
Getting your baggage checked makes room for errors. There is a lot that can happen on a flight – delays, cancellations, lost luggage and what not? However, if you pack smartly, you can pack your luggage in a carry on. All you need to do is think outside the box. Invest in a duffel bag or a rolling duffel bag as a suitable alternative to your suitcase. A flexible bag can fit into any available odd spaces in your plane and not getting your baggage checked means one less thing to worry about.
Mix and match your wardrobe
Do not go overboard and stick with neutral colours that can be easily mixed and matched with your basic clothing. This helps you create different outfits with lesser clothes. Travel fashion experts recommend carrying not more than ten piece of clothing for a two-week business trip. If you are going on a short trip, consider wearing your suit on the plane to avoid getting it wrinkled. Some airlines also do not mind hanging your garment bag in their cabins. Check with your hotel if they have a workout gear lending program and if they do, you can skip packing your running shoes.
Roll your clothes instead of folding them
Now that you have a list of clothes you will pack, it is time to figure out a smart way to pack them. Rolling technique is a smarter way to pack your clothes instead of folding them as it tends to save space and keeps clothes wrinkle free.
Go easy on your accessories
Keep your accessories plain and simple. If you love wearing watches, invest in an inexpensive travel watch. When it comes to ties, it is easy to go overboard since they barely take up any space. but pack only one or two ties that go with everything, dots and classy stripes in neutral colours are a safe bet.
Make space for adapters
Be safe and have a universal power adapter handy. You can also avoid the hassle of realising you brought the wrong plug by consulting websites like Country plug in advance. They show you the voltage and outlets used at your destination.
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