By Jennifer Sommers – InterContinental Hotels
My role at work has changed recently and I’ve been traveling…a LOT! I am becoming a better packer with each trip so I thought I’d share some of my tricks. For anyone who isn’t a regular “road warrior” or fears over- packing and doesn’t like to drag along a large suitcase on those 3-5 day trips…here are some tips for packing smartly, lightly, and swiftly so you can focus on your trip and not what you may have forgotten!
- Step #1: Invest in decent luggage! I admit I spent more than I’d planned but I’m really pleased that I now have what are referred to in the luggage world as “spinners.” My bags have 4 wheels allowing me to roll them forward, backward and sideways. I can also tip them for pulling on carpet or roll them upright on linolium and marble floors. The less pulling and tugging you have to do the more relaxed you’ll be while traveling. In addition, my luggage also has handles on top, bottom and side making it easy to lift into the car and a hidden zipper pocket in the top of each bag which easily fits my smaller items like; toiletries, jewelry, make up and/or sweats and shoes.
- Step #2: Start with a list. You’ll find that when you list your day to day needs it helps you to be more organized and you’re likely not to forget anything. Record your events by day and fill in what you plan to wear for each. You’ll be able to see at a glance what you can mix/match and or if you have too much. (P.S. If you keep your list with you and your luggage is lost it will come in handy to help you make fast time at a store replacing those items you need).
- Step #3: Get a good toiletry bag! I found one at Read the rest of this entry »