Whether you’re traveling for business or leisure, packing luggage can be a bit overwhelming and, well, just not fun. But if you’re equipped with good travel packing tips and the best way to pack for your trip, you may find you actually enjoy packing – or, at least, don’t dread it!
With this in mind, we’ve created a packing list of travel essentials and have rounded up some top packing tips below. With this information at your fingertips, you’ll be a packing pro in no time – and can look forward to spending less time packing and more time planning out your trip.
Travel Essentials Packing List:
- 4 Pairs of Slacks
- 1 Suit Jacket
- 4 Dress Shirts
- 2 Ties
- 6 White Tee-Shirts
- 1 Casual Outfit
- 2 Pairs of Workout Shorts
- 3 Workout Tops
- 7 Pairs of Underwear
- 1 Bathing Suit
- 6 Pairs of Socks
- 3 Pairs of Shoes (Dress shoes, sneakers and sandals)
Top Packing Tips for Travel
1. Just the necessities
Assess your wardrobe before you start packing, so you take only the essential items. You can also make a list to keep your bag (and your thoughts!) organized.
2. Work & play pieces
Bring versatile, mix-and-match items for dress and casual occasions. Save on space and bring classic pieces that you can wear for formal events or adventures on your days off. Neutrals and understated prints are packing staples.
3. Packing blueprint
The way you pack your clothing determines how much space you’ll use in your bag (Pro Tip: Learning how to roll clothes for packing will help save precious space). Place rolled t-shirts along the fold line to prevent creasing and put bulky items in the bottom of the bag to prevent tipping. Place jackets and dress shirts in a built-in suite to minimize wrinkling.
4. Everything in its place
Store socks, ties and belts together so you can easily access your accessories. Place shoes in shoe bags to prevent dirty soles from rubbing on clothing.
5. Expandable convenience
Having a smart travel bag is a must. Use our patented Baseline CX™ system to increase packing capacity by 34%. You can compress the bag down for carry-on size, so you can skip having to wait at baggage claim after a flight.
6. Daily essentials
Use a travel kit to organize all your toiletries, like deodorant, lotion, shampoo and conditioner. Ensure that all your items are sealed tightly in order to prevent any liquids from leaking while in transit.
7. A clean cut
Bring a mesh bag to store your dirty clothing. This will keep your clean items separated from the ones that need to be laundered. Plus, when you get home, you can easily determine what needs to be washed.
Whether you're someone who likes to start packing in advance or prefers putting it off until right before your trip, the essentials packing list and travel packing tips above will take the hassle out of packing and make it a quick and convenient process.
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