Packing for a business trip involves careful planning with careful considerations on being able to bring your personal needs and your work essentials all in a single bag.
The three main essentials that should be packed in your luggage for a business trip include clothes, personal grooming kit, and business essentials. These should take care of your needs during the short trip.
If you aim to pack light, bringing a single business suit would suffice for rest of your business meetings during the trip. Should you intend to wear it during the travel, wear a suit jacket to save packing space. Ifyou have heavier clothes, better wear them during the trip to not only keep you warm but also to lessen your luggage load.
For business meetings or dinner occasions, choose to bring garments that are not prone to wrinkling such as silk, wool, wrinkle-free cotton material.
Don't forget to pack a pair of leisure-wear items, such as sports clothes or gym clothes. Pick the ones which take the least space in your luggage.
Depending on the duration of your trip, it would be safe to pack a complete set per day: dress shirt, undershirt, pair of socks, and underwear. In addition to the daily wear, two pairs of slacks, bring two belts (black and brown), two pairs of shoes (formal and casual), two casual shirts, a pair of denim pants, and sportswear if the occasion calls for it.
You may use a compression bag to further decrease the size of your luggage.
Personal Grooming Items
You would not want to smell like transit backpacker during the trip, so remember to pack your toiletries which can be placed in a Ziplocked bag to keep themfrom rolling all over your luggage. These should include your personal sized toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, bath soap, and deodorant.
Pack all business documents that should be brought to this trip, if you can save them as data file, it would be better. Electronic gadgets such as mobile devices including their chargers and data cables must be brought, too. Pack all these a separate carry-on luggage should you find the need to use them while on the plane.
Place your travel documents, identification cards, and related items such as maps or brochures in one plastic jacket that could fit in your inner suit pocket. This should come in handy as soon as you need them.
Packing for business trips should be direct and hassle-free as its purpose. Your main agenda should not be burdened by the nuisance of having to carry a heavy load. Remember these tips the next time you are scheduled for a business trip.