Packing for a leisure trip is a big hassle in itself, but it’s all the more difficult when you’re packing for business travel. You’re not just thinking of yourself when making preparations, you must also think about your job.
To make packing for business travel a bit easier, here’s what you need to remember while packing:
Your Travel Documents
Put all your necessary papers in one folder or envelope so that you can easily access them at the airport. This includes your passport, plane tickets, printed out itineraries, hotel reservations, etc. Because you’re traveling for business, you may also need to secure invitation letters as proof that you are visiting another country for work.
Keep your dollar bills safe in a money belt under your shirt. Bring clean and crisp bills to get a higher conversion rate at money exchangers. If you’re bringing traveler’s checks and credit cards instead, put them away in your wallet and place it in a pouch you can carry close to your body.
Your Business Clothes
Take at least three suits in basic colors and a pair of sensible shoes along with you. For men, the combination of tie shoes paired with socks is a must. For women, it’s kitten-heeled closed-toe pumps paired with stockings. Next, men should bring collared shirts in light colors to contrast well with the dark suits. Women, too, should bring collared blouses in similar shades. Avoid plunging necklines to maintain a professional look.
Your Casual Clothes
Pack a few day clothes for any weekend getaways. Jeans are a no-no. Stick to slacks and short-sleeved collared shirts. Bring a pair of walking shoes. It’s good to be prepared just in case you end up doing a lot of exploring on foot.
Maintain a low profile by going for elegant yet simple accessories. Don’t bring too much jewelry, you’ll look flashy wearing too many pieces. Also, you’ll just worry a lot about keeping them safe from theft or misplacement while you’re on the road. Your attention is better focused on your work.
Bring all the gadgets you think you will need and also their corresponding chargers. Check the sockets used in the country you’re traveling to because you may need to buy an adapter. If possible, buy a portable battery charger so that you can get your gadgets juiced up wherever you are.
Yes, you’re traveling for business, but packing doesn’t have to feel like hard work when you follow these tips!