Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Business Trips Made Easy: Five Packing Tips for Business Travel

Whether you are a first-time flyer or a seasoned pro, planning a business trip can be a daunting experience. Getting paid to travel is a great perk, but managing an itinerary while focusing on meetings and agendas can be stressful. That’s why our team here at Day Flier is committed to helping all of our clients have the most stress-free trip possible. We iron out the details in your itinerary, saving you time, money, and hassle. However, the prospect of living out of a suitcase, even for just for a few days, can be challenging.   

Using a service like Day Flier can be an enormous step toward reducing business travel stress. We are often able to turn overnight trips into single day trips, thereby eliminating the need for stuffing suitcases with extra clothes and toiletries.  But for the unavoidable times when your trip must be longer, take a look at some of our favorite tips for mastering the art of packing for business travel.

1. Never Check a Bag

When flying with Day Flier you won’t need to worry about this, as you’ll bypass the baggage checking process altogether.  However, if you elect to fly with an airline, baggage claim and check in lines are a huge source of wasted time. Experienced travelers streamline this process by packing only what will fit into a carry-on bag. Anyone who has ever dealt with lost luggage understands how much time and sanity can be preserved by avoiding this unnecessary step altogether.

2. Black Is Your Best Friend

Black goes with everything and is the perfect solution for mixing and matching outfits. Having a versatile wardrobe will help you get through a long trip. Items such as blazers, scarves, and jewelry will help diversify your look and increase your outfit options.

3. Invest in Non-Iron Clothes

Men can get away with wearing the same shirt twice during a weeklong business trip. Invest in high-quality brands and materials that are wrinkle resistant.

4. Utilize All Spaces

Choose a briefcase or purse that can easily fit a laptop, tablet, or other device. If you can dress casually on the plane, wear gym shoes to save space. Use the nesting doll technique and stuff socks, underwear, and small items into shoes.

5. Keep Toiletries to a Minimum

Don’t worry about bringing shampoo and conditioner, as most hotels supply these items. You can even call ahead and make sure the room is equipped with a hair dryer if needed. Don’t be afraid to take the mini soaps and toothpaste that hotels provide for your next stop.

Remember the golden rule of business travel: Reduce, reduce, reduce. Whatever you think you need for a business trip, take less and save time. From all of us at Day Flier, happy traveling!

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