Three Things to Consider When Packing for a Business Trip

With the new airline restrictions, business travel has become even more of a hassle than it used to be.  Here are three things to consider, to get you to and from your business destination as painlessly as possible: consider what you are packing, what you are packing it in, and how you are packing it.  Sounds like a no-brainer, but read on for some useful tips.

What to Pack

Depending on the length of your trip, you will need to pack accordingly.  If it's only a few days, then this is not an issue.  However, if this is a longer one, say two weeks, you will need to get creative, to avoid checking a bag.  Consider bringing only one (two at most) dark suit, with a variety of colored shirts/ties.  This way you can mix and match without bringing your whole business wardrobe along for the ride.

What to Pack It In

Many business travelers know that checking a bag is a big no-no on a business trip. It wastes time, money, and you never really know whether you will actually get your bag at your destination - and who would want to be stuck at an important presentation without their favorite "power tie".  So you know you have to carry-on, but what size bag can you bring? As a general rule, a 22-inch bag is the maximum size that you will be able to bring on the plane.  An important thing to consider is the weight of your suitcase.  many of the higher end brands have begun coming out with lighter weight lines, which means you can now get both quality and style in your light weight carry on.  Any of the following are great light weight carry-on options:

How to Pack


One of the biggest nuisances on a business trip are wrinkles in your business wear.  When packing your suit(s) consider folding them around the rest of the contents of your bag, instead of folding it onto itself.  This will prevent any hard creases from forming. When packing your shirts, consider using a packing sleeve to prevent wrinkles.  Roll your ties, or pack them into the same packing sleeve.  Also, organizing your items with packing cubes is a great idea, in case your bag needs to be searched.  This will prevent your neatly packed business clothes from being ruffled and wrinkled.  One more thing, don't forget to adequately pack your personal care items:

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