Some people see packing as a fun part of travelling – for others, it’s an anxiety-filled chore. Whether you are one of those people who pack days in advance or you prefer to pack in the last ten minutes before your departure, here are some great packing tips for business trips.
1-2-3 Ready to Go
Are you a frequent traveller? Make a standard list of stuff you always bring on business trips and you’re ready to go. The list should include toiletries, basic wardrobe essentials, ID-papers, chargers, and tobacco products as needed.
Keep a toiletry bag ready to go with all the essentials, like a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, painkillers, shavers, etc. Keep a pack of wet wipes in there – you never know when you might need them.
Pack in Style
If you’re going on a business trip, you probably want to dress smart and casual. Include neutral trousers such as a pair of dark jeans, pants, leggings, or a dark skirt. Black, grey, brown, and dark blue works with everything.
Remember a pair of shoes that fits all options – that way you can dress up or down as needed. Shoes might be the biggest challenge to pack because you typically want a choice for every occasion, and they take up a lot of space in your suitcase. Try to make hard priorities, and remember to stuff your shoes with small items to save room – for example, snus boxes, underwear, or chargers.
In addition, you need a jacket suited for the weather conditions. Lastly, bring jewellery, ties or scarfs that fits several of the outfit combinations.
Items that don’t need to match everything in your suitcase are tops, shirts, and t-shirts.
Bonus: Pro Tips
- Display every item on your bed before packing them into a suitcase. Is there something you don’t really need?
- Roll up clothes to keep them curl-free. Alternatively, place each garment in a dry cleaning bag and roll it together.
- Bring a pair of steel hangers if any item needs to be hung up. These can also be used to air garments out on the balcony.
- Place jewellery, watches, and other small breakable items in a stocking or sock, to minimize the chance of damaging them during travelling.
- Place shoes in shoe bags to avoid dirt on your clothes. A show bag can also be useful for bringing your dirty laundry home.
Finally: Place a note outside and inside your luggage with your contact information, in case the luggage is lost. Safe travels!