Packing Tips for Business Travel

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Packing for a trip can be stressful and it’s even more stressful if it’s a business trip that you are preparing for. With all the gadgets, documents, clothes and shoes that you have to bring along, it is always every businessperson’s problem on how to travel lightly and stay within the given baggage allowance.

Packing for a business travel often raises a lot of questions so travel with ease and relief on your business trip using some of these packing tips:

–          Create a check list. Write down the things you need to bring. It is essential that you pack the necessary items and assure that nothing’s overlooked. Limit your list to the items that you will be using during your trip.

–          Choosing the right clothes is always a big problem during business trips. If you want to travel light then use a uniform color scheme by keeping compatible colors that can easily be paired with everything else that you have. Wrinkling is another problem that you should consider. Knitted fabrics wrinkle less compared to natural fabrics and, in general, you can avoid creases and wrinkles on most other types of clothing through bundle wrapping. Choose clothes that are culturally acceptable to your business destination and remember that clothes are always an important factor in trying to create the best impression.

–          When choosing a luggage, you should consider three things: quality, ease of transporting and airline baggage limits. If all your things fit properly on one carry-on bag, then congratulations! But if not, then you should try to pick out a bag designed in a rectangular shape to maximize carrying capacity and look for luggage that can expand to accommodate any additional items that you may pick up along the way.

–          Save luggage space for more essential items by carrying bulky items instead of packing them in. Wear your blazer or jacket, wear the heaviest shoes (if you’re bringing two pairs or more) and carry your laptop and files with you.

–          Create more luggage space by filling the bottom part of the bag. Tightly roll clothes that are not that important and fill every vacant corner to create a flat surface.

–          Pack ahead of time. You don’t want to rush on the day of your flight or trip and end up forgetting to bring the most essential stuff for your trip.

–          Organize and secure every file and document that you will need on your business trip.



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