How to pack for a business trip - The Inside Pocket

Hit the ground running.

HOW TO PACK FOR A BUSINESS TRIP

RESOURCEFUL, EFFICIENT, SKILLED – AND YOU’VE NOT EVEN HAD YOUR MEETING YET
• WORDS: C. STEWART

There are many takes out there on how to pack a suitcase, but our take is that the way you pack a suitcase for a business trip and how you’d do it for a holiday are two different things. Less squeezing in one too many pairs of swim shorts and an ill-thought-out novelty print shirt you definitely won’t wear, more select items folded for minimal wrinkles and in outfit-ready bundles so you can hit the ground running.

Here’s how to do it.

HOW TO PACK A SUITCASE
SUIT
  1. Lay your jacket face down
  2. Fold over one shoulder
  3. Tuck the other shoulder inside
  4. Fold again
  5. Lay your trousers lengthways
  6. Place your jacket on top
  7. Wrap your trousers around
SHIRT
  1. Fold one side in and line up the sleeve’s edge
  2. Repeat on the other side
  3. Fold your shirt in half
SOCKS AND SHOES
  1. Fold then roll your socks
  2. Stuff them inside your shoes

TIP: roll your belt to fit into your shoes too.

YOU’RE ALL SET