Top 5 Packing Hacks for Business Travelers

4.) Choose the Right Travel Gear

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No one wants to spend an ungodly amount of time waiting for their luggage at the conveyor belt only to find their items all messed up upon arrival.

Here are our top packing hacks for business travelers to avoid this situation.

Travel With a Carry-On Instead of Checked Baggage

Here is the thing: business travel is all about optimizing time to the smallest detail. This optimization starts at the airport. If you can fit all your belongings in a carry-on, you’ll save yourself the headache of waiting for your checked luggage at the conveyor belt.

It will also save you from the looming risk of losing your suitcase (oh, the nightmare!). Instead, you have nothing to fear when you have your bag right above you in your overhead bin.

Choose a soft-sided carry-on though, so that it can squeeze through the bin and move more freely in the plane aisle. We also recommend wheeled carry-ons because a duffel bag can tire you quickly.

Invest in Packing Cubes

Packing cubes are the real MVPs of business travel. Even if you are carrying a small carry-on, packing cubes come in hand. Use them to organize your bag by items: clothes, socks, sleepwear, workout clothes, clothes that need to be cleaned, and so on.

Organizing your bag in packing cubes is the best to avoid shuffling through your stuff every time you need to look for an item.

Invest in a Toiletry Bag

Toiletry bags come in all sizes and shapes. Multiple options exist, including bags with soft-shelled or transparent exteriors, hanging bags, multi-compartment bags, and more. Whichever kind you pick can help keep your toiletries from leaking on your important business clothing or papers.