16 Dec VIDEO: HOW TO MASTER THE ART OF PACKING THE PERFECT SUITCASE
AN EXPERT LOOK AT PACKING FOR EXECUTIVE TRAVEL
1. USE HANGING SHELVES
For pants, socks, underwear, and any casual clothes you’ll be wearing on the trip, simply divide your clothes among the shelves of a soft, hanging closet organizer. When it comes time to zip your suitcase, simply let it collapse into your bag. This tactic won’t work well if the shelves are stuffed, so resort to two sets of shelves if necessary.
2. PLACE BELTS INTO SHIRT COLLARS
Who knew that putting a rolled-up belt into the collar of men’s or women’s button-down busines shirts would keep them stiff and uncreased? It works like a charm!
3. PLACE PLASTIC WRAP OVER BOTTLES
Whether you’re packing your shampoo, conditioner, bodywash and toothpaste in TSA-approved carry-on bottles or your suitcase, utilize plastic wrap to cover the bottle tops before putting the lid on. It will provide an extra layer of protection against leaks and spills while you’re in transit.
4. PUT A BULL DOG CLIP OVER RAZORS
While the chances are low that you’ll experience a shredded shirt or jacket due to an exposed razor head, why run the risk? A large clip over the blades will keep it safe while you fly.
5. USE CLIPS OR TWIST-TIES ON CORDS
The last thing you want when you arrive after a long trip is to have to untangle a mess of cords for your electronics. Keep each in a separate, tidy bundle by securing with a hairband, twist-tie or clips.
6. CHECK YOUR TV FOR USB PORTS
If you’ve missed a charger or two, there’s a good chance your hotel room television has a USB port. Be sure to include USB cords in your suitcase in case it doesn’t!
7. AMPLIFY YOUR PHONE WITH A MUG
Did you know that an empty, dry mug can amplify the speakers of a smart phone? The tactic isn’t effective for conference calls, but can do wonders if you’re looking to unwind and relax.
8. USE A BUSINESS CARD FOR A LUGGAGE LABEL
Keep your luggage secure and conveniently identified by slipping a business card into the luggage label tab.
What hacks have you discovered for packing for the perfect executive travel experience?