Commuting overseas or up and down the country for business trips and meetings can be exhausting, so the last thing you want to worry about when you’re travelling vast distances is packing and arriving with creased clothes.
When you’ve only got 30 minutes to do a superman swivel, and get into your suit, it’s important that your shirt is still crease free and that you have all your essentials to smarten up.
For most businessmen the typical business trip combines two wonderful conundrums; having to pack light, and having to pack bulky items such as suits, shoes and all manner of technology, so here’s a few ways to get around this.
The Right Bag
No one even wants to contemplate having to wear the casual trousers and trainers you wore on the flight to your meeting after your suitcase has mysteriously ended up on a flight to Hong Kong without you, so hand luggage is key. In order to make sure you can get by with hand luggage only – make sure it fits your essentials, and is within the measured requirements by your chosen airline.
Pack The Right Stuff
Account for how many days you’re going to be there – you can neatly fit a pack of three Shirt Shields to keep your shirts pressed in your hand luggage as they’re only the size of an A4 sheet of paper – as well as two pairs of smart trousers and a pair of smart shoes to put on for your meetings. If you choose a versatile suit jacket then you can make this work with jeans or more formal trousers.
Saving On Space
If you’re only away for a couple of days then weigh up how much technology you need to have with you. If you can get by with just a tablet and your phone, then don’t overload yourself with taking a laptop too. This way you can still take notes and show presentations. But be sure to take a portable charger so you can power up whenever you need to.
Fuss Free At The Airport
Lots of airlines now allow you to show your booking codes from emails on your phone, so store what you can on your phone so you’re not faffing around with lots of paperwork, folders and diaries taking up valuable bag space!