Packing Tips for Business Trips

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Got short notice to travel for business purposes? This is your first time away from office? Here are some packing tips for your business trip.

# Make a packing list

Before you begin packing, take a look at your trip itinerary, make a list of what you’ll need to bring and stick to it. This is important to avoid from forgetting things. Just write down a list in your work diary, your smartphones or anything that is easy for you to refer.

#Roll it or Fold it

Now that you’ve decided which clothes to pack, it’s time to figure out how to pack them.

There are two main schools of thought when it comes to efficient and wrinkle-free packing: Roll or Flat. Choose which one works best for you.

#Go easy on accessories

Plain and simple: If you’re not prepared to lose it, don’t bring it! Your watches and sunglasses can be used to easily spice up your outfits.

6 Items You Should Always Pack for Your Business Trip

1. Laptop

Feel free to insert “iPad,” “Android tablet,” or “Windows tablet” into this slot, if you use one of those as your mobile compute. The point is, you need to have one on you. Don’t get caught having to rely on others. Save yourself the hassle.

2. Business cards

This one might seem obvious you should always have a few of your own cards at hand when away on business. Easy for you to make connections and stay in touch.

3. A phone charger & Power Bank

Admit it, you’re not going to forget to pack your cell phone; it’s glued to your palm. But when away on business, your phone becomes even more valuable. It’s the fastest, easiest way for your boss or business contacts to get in touch with you. So make sure to also pack your phone cord and power bank, just in case you don’t have time or access to an outlet to charge up.

4. Two pair of shoes

An extended trip might require you pack even more footwear but keep in mind that you’ll need at least two pair for even a short stay. Those two would include a comfortable set for walking around during the day and a formal one.

5. Stationery

Be sure to have your writing tools readily accessible and not deep in a briefcase for meetings. Having to ask a new associate for something to write with will lead to an awkward pause in conversation and it could also be perceived as unprofessional on your part.

6. Breath mints

Don’t pass along a strong odour along with your business card. To ward off a foul mouth, carry breath mints to chew at regular intervals and particularly after meals. Stick to mints, not gum, so that you don’t make smacking sounds while talking.

Safe Travels!

Do you have any other packing tips to share? Feel free to share your ideas in the comment section below.

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