Business Travel: How to Pack like a Pro

Are you someone who is always on the move? Traveling frequently can be as exciting as it is challenging. But you can make it easy by learning a few tricks to make life and packing a little simpler. For a more efficient way to travel, you can turn to technology to rescue you. There are many travel apps that can make travel simpler like the free app Trip38. They can take care of itineraries and many other details. However, packing light and fast is an altogether different ball game.

Choice of Clothes

Ever heard of a capsule wardrobe? These are clothes that can be mixed and matched. This means you carry less but select clothes that can be worn multiple times. The pieces can be put together in such a way that it looks like a new outfit. It helps if they are neutral colors. Blacks, browns and navy blues are your best bet here. Keep accessories to the minimal, and shoes too.

One Bag All the Way

Less is more. So carry nothing more than one carry-on bag that can be carried onboard. Checking in bags takes up valuable time and can lead to a lot of hassles like the airline losing them. The fewer items you carry, the lighter it is, and smaller the bag you’ll need. So you can simply keep your bag overhead. A great trick to packing more in a small bag, is to roll up the clothes instead of folding them. This way, you can fit more.

The Second Carry On

You can carry two cabin bags with you. It is always good to check if the airline you will be using will allow this. If it is allowed, the second carry on can be used to carry electronics like your laptop, chargers, and adapters. If there is room, pack in a few essentials that you might need to pull out in a hurry like breath mints, sunglasses, cosmetics, and travel documents. Keep all the fluids in one bag, electronics in a separate bag and so on as it will help you go through the checks quickly.

Always Ready to Go

It is a good idea to always keep the essentials packed if you travel frequently. Keep a separate set of toiletries and electronic items that you absolutely need in your travel bag, so that you don’t have to waste time packing, unpacking and repacking. The toiletries you choose to take can also be minimal as most hotels give you complimentary toiletries.

Lastly, learn from experience. Are there things you know you can do without? Then out they go. Being ruthless with what you take and don’t can help you in the long haul.

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