How to pack for your next business trip

Seasoned business travelers all have their own tips and tricks as to how to stay ahead of things on the road. But for you beginners out there – the whole thought process of going over what to bring and what to leave behind can be a little overwhelming.

So switching gears this month – we’ll be talking about some tips you can use to make your business trip run as smoothly as possible.

Charge your electronics

This seems like a no-brainer, but if you’re helter-skelter with chargers and the like, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got as much juice in your devices as possible. You’ll be on the go, so there won’t be much time to stop and charge.

Keep your valuables in your carry-on

Keep your travel docs, medications and electronics on your carry-on. You don’t want to risk losing them or having them all end up in the wrong city if there’s a baggage issue. Keep your essentials on you at all times. You can always check TSA guidelines and see what is permitted and what isn’t.

A note about clothes

If you’re traveling for business, you’ll want to be sure to not over pack. In terms of what you should pack, we recommend neutral colors and keep the style basic. That way you can mix and match according to the situation. Also another pro tip – if you’re unsure of the dress code, go business casual. It never fails.

The next thing to think about is how you’ll pack. We recommend either going flat fold or using the old roll-it-up technique. That way you’ll maximize the space in your bag and will be able to travel lighter.

Plan ahead

No kidding, right? But we’re serious when we tell you that you’ll be glad you did. Being away from home is always a little unsettling, so having your tickets ready to go, knowing in advance how much time you’ll have to get from A to B and not having to pack last minute will be a major relief. Also be sure to make sure your luggage tags are up to date and the important things on your person can be recovered if lost.

Also take some time to go over your schedule and see where you need to be and when. This can save you a ton of time and will also help you figure out when you have downtime so you can schedule out a little personal fun as well. Business trips without fun aren’t business trips!


Good luck!

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