Traveling across the world can be exhilarating for men, but regularly do we mislay sight of the crucial stuff we want to travel with. Most men at some point have forgotten a vital item while going only to feel remorseful about it while hundreds of miles away from their household. In response, we made this convenient men’s travel checklist so you can be self-assured when departing home with all the needed prerequisites. After devoting time to other travel lists, we observed they were a number of things missing, bearing in mind that none were really made just for men. Even some popular travel checklists appeared to continuously overlook sunglasses. We do not know about your trip, but going to the beach and being blind the whole time does not sound too good an idea. Business travel always comprises two infuriatingly self-contradictory points:
- the need to travel light, and
- the necessity to put on some of the largest items of men’s clothing.
Experienced travelers are aware of the risk of checked luggage, and also recognize the vital requirement of putting all into a carry-on bag. It is the solitary way of reaching your journey’s end with 100% assurance that you will have the things you need in the coming days. Anytime you plan on going on a trip, all you have to do is get a copy of our men’s travel checklist. And you will acknowledge yourself for spending lesser time before leaving for your trip. We always endorse travelers to simply cross off each item listed with a pen stroke. The whole process is pretty straightforward if you ask us! So how do you get it expertly done? Below are a few secrets for you:
Step One: Owning the Right Bag
When we discuss packing light, it is all about carry-on luggage. Having the luxury of inspecting your bag, alters the game a bit. At this stage, you can make use of either a full-size hanger bag or an upright suitcase. You need to choose carefully if you want to get it all in one bag and here are a few points to note:
Not all airlines have similar policies, you would need to get a bag that works for all and also meets the European standards as well.
The most popular carry-on style is the small rolling suitcase with rectangular edges. It is basically a scaled-down suitcase and works just fine.
The size and style of the bag determine how you pack it. Leaving for a business trip with the wrong choice sets a not too good first impression. A good business bag should be dark, subdued, and modest.
Step Two: Taking Along the Right Items
So, you have got the right bag. The next question is what goes in it? Have it in mind that our goal here is packing light and packing for business. This implies a wardrobe made of a few multipurpose pieces rather than various clothing for every event. Expect to wear a jacket a couple of times over. A weekend can generally be done with a jacket, dual pairs of pants and shirts, plus miscellanies. This provides sufficient diversity and retains the space to a basic minimum. If it is going to be longer, an additional jacket and extra shirts become necessary.
Step Three: Packing Your Bag Efficiently
The process of packing your bag efficiently has two goals: getting as much stuff inside and moving it around without damaging its contents. If you are going to have a day of downtime, you can pack a little more sloppily and hope of having time to have your shirts and even your suits pressed. Every man has a to some extent a diverse packing style, but overall, here are some consistent guidelines for what goes where:
- Shoes below first are always a good place to start. They are the least flexible stuff.
- Save space by filling shoes with smaller stuff like belts, ties, or socks.
- Also, stick shoes in a dust bag. This guards your clothes against any shoe dirt.
- Fold shirts and jackets vertically and roll them loosely. This averts deep rumples in the middle and permits you to add more of them per packing layer.
- Wear a sharp outfit with a jacket when going. This provides an extra set of business-appropriate clothes.
A quick list of items a man should ponder on when packing for a trip
- Allergy pills, Prescription medications, and painkillers/ migraine pills
- Deodorant and Mouthwash
- Plastic toothpicks, razors and spare blades
- Small Battery electric razor – For the long day touch up
- Charging cable and adapter for phone
- Clean USB Sticks – To provide copied items to customer
- Professional Note, Laptop, and Phone
- Locking cable for computer
- Headphones for dictation and entertainment
- Reference USD Sticks – work and professional reference items
- Post-it tabs – at least two colors
- Blazer, Business Suit (slacks and coat), and Over Coat (During cold weather seasons)
- Handkerchief (quantity 2)
- coordinated with a suit and tie and use as a pocket square
- for pants pocket use
- Hat and Scarf – Depending on the weather seasons
- Smaller accessories like Belt, Socks, shoes, and Ties
- T-shirts and Underthings
- Tie Clip and Safety Pin (quantity 2) — for emergencies and backup tie clip
- Digital Camera — I use my iPhone for this also
- Driver’s license and Passport or Passport card –if traveling abroad
- Plane tickets and boarding pass–if not on the phone
- Sunglasses, reading and/or computer glasses
- Wallet and House and/or car keys
Most of these are simple, rational guidelines, and that is because packing efficiently and light for any trip is one way to remain organized and focused on the purpose of the trip. Remove the stuff that is not a necessity, pack the needed items sensibly, and you are one step already toward a memorable trip.