5Packing for a business trip should be easy, right? Just open a suitcase, drop a couple of shirts, ties, toiletries, cuff-links, and you’re all set. Right? Wrong! Packing for any kind of trip is usually a stressful experience. Men and women alike dread this experience.
Well, to make this cumbersome task easier for you, here is a five-point essential checklist when going on a business trip.
1. Local currency
This comes at the top of the list because you don’t want to be strapped for cash in another country with a terrible exchange rate and a language barrier. You could potentially end up being badly cheated. First, find out how to get cash exchanged before leaving your immediate environment. You could get your cash exchanged at the airport before taking off, even though the rates are poor. Just try to shop around for local currency before making your trip.
2. Portable power banks and phone chargers
Another item you must carry along with you is your portable charger. Having a portable power bank allows you to charge your phones anywhere and anytime without having to use a travel adapter or look for sockets around you. A better idea is getting the mobile cables with one port for two devices. Such technology allows you to charge two devices at the same time. All you need do is recharge it when not in use.
3. Travel adapters
It is recommended to pack one travel adapter with you while on a trip. You can alternate using it and a mobile power bank or charger. This will also come in handy if you use your laptop quite frequently.
4. Hard copies of your travel plans
This might sound archaic. It is always useful to print out your travel plans before setting out on a business trip. This saves you a lot of trouble if you lose power on your laptop, phone, tablet, or power bank.
5. An in-flight kit
A good in-flight kit consisting of a sleeping mask, socks or slippers, ear plugs (or noise-cancelling headphones), and a good neck pillow will go a long way in making your trip as comfortable as possible. Not only does this guarantee your comfort, you arrive at your destination feeling fresh and well-rested. With a good kit, you can also rest outside when your hotel seems noisy.