When packing on the go, travelling light is not quite as important as packing smart. Inconveniences are amplified when you are travelling for work, so prepare for any scenario that will interrupt your business mindset. To make sure you choose efficiently and effectively, read on for our best business travel packing on the go tips.
Comfort and Convenience
Ideally, the items at the top of your priority list should serve more than one purpose and provide comfort as well as convenience. Leave behind the fancy shoes that pinch, because you know you will not wear them no matter how smart they look. Just as if you were de-cluttering your home, look at every item you are packing and ask, is this necessary? If the answer is yes, include it.
Enjoy Your Visit
You may feel a bit homesick, but try to remember how lucky you are that you get to travel for your job. Some people are stuck behind a desk all day and do not get to see the world. Make the most of your opportunity by researching the area where you will be staying. There are so many things to do in Birmingham, for example, we have compiled our own list of seven of our favourites.
Make sure you can manage your luggage by yourself for a distance with your hands free. If you must focus on the weight of your luggage, you will have a miserable trip punctuated by an aching back when you return. Try a trip around the block with your luggage just to make sure you are comfortable going solo and being aware of your surroundings not the weight of your items.
Stick with neutral colours, which will be easier to mix and match to offer you the maximum choice in what to wear during your trip. Be able to layer your clothes, in case of unexpected temperature drops. One of our favourite hacks is to use a rolled up belt to keep dress shirt collars in shape and wrinkle-free. Fortunately, your FirstStay serviced apartment is fully equipped for pressing emergencies with iron and ironing board.
Invest in some packing cubes, which come in different sizes and keep items organised, as well as offer protection against moisture. Packing cubes are great for corralling electronics, charger cables and adapters. Pack some extra packing cubes, they collapse just for this reason, as they could come in handy for items that need to be kept separate in your luggage upon return.
Comforts of Home
Pack some comforts of home for your accommodation, as these familiar items can help you settle in and feel more at ease. Photos are great or even your favourite tea or snacks. In a serviced apartment from FirstStay, you will feel right at home immediately thanks to our clean, modern interiors. Featuring all the comforts of home like fully furnished kitchens and cosy bedding, a spacious apartment in the Birmingham city-centre for your next business trip will make all the difference. We are delighted to assist you with our fully automated direct online booking system, giving you a safe, secure way to make sure your apartment is reserved for the dates you need it.