Top 6 packing tips for business travellers

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Planning for an important business trip can be quite stressful, especially if you’re worried about how things will go. Professionals looking to make a good impression on their trip often overlook important things when packing.

If you’re planning a trip to one of our Shoreditch hotels, you’ll find that our M by Montcalm Shoreditch rooms are perfectly located near London’s financial district. If you’re travelling on business, these top packing tips will help make sure that you have everything you need for a successful trip.

Make a checklist

It’s easy to forget something when you head off on a trip, especially if you’re constantly worrying about making a good impression at an interview or remembering statistics for a presentation. It’s always a good idea to make a checklist well in advance so when it comes time to pack, you won’t forget anything important.

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Use a hard suitcase

Although it’s vital that you pack all of the essential things you’ll need for your trip, the case that you pack them in is equally as important. If you’re planning on travelling with expensive clothes, important papers or electronic equipment, you need to make sure that it’s all protected from accidental bumps and potential spillages. London is renowned for its downpours which appear seemingly from nowhere so a waterproof hard case will ensure that your belongings are protected whatever the weather.

Bring a backup outfit

Depending on how long you plan on staying at our Shoreditch hotels, you may bring a number of business outfits but even if you’re only planning a short weekend trip, make sure you bring more than one. Accidents can always happen and you don’t want to find yourself stuck an hour before a meeting with ketchup or coffee down your only suit or dress.

Use carry-on

If you’re only planning to be in London for a short time and you need to quickly get to your appointment, taking only carry-on can save a lot of time. Instead of checking your luggage and having to wait for it when you land, take a smaller bag or case and skip the lengthy queue.

Find a local dry cleaner

No matter how carefully you pack your clothes into your suitcase, they will often come out at the other end full of creases. This can be frustrating if you’re hoping to make a good impression at your business meeting. Before travelling to London, it could help to do a little research and find a dry cleaner close by so you can take your outfit and get it freshened up in time for your big meeting.

Prepare a washbag

If you find that you always seem to be jetting off on business trips and that packing has become a tedious chore, having things pre-paired can help save time. A washbag that contains all of your essential toiletries will make packing a lot quicker and easier as you can just pop it in your suitcase without having to round everything up or buy new toiletries every time.