Best Ways of Packing For Business & Vacation Travel

Hello πŸ‘‹πŸ½ & thank you ☺️ for your interest in the Best Ways of Packing For Business & Vacation Travel πŸ‘™

Here in the DMV (DC, Maryland & Virginia), we vacation πŸ– in August because the humidity is STIFLING πŸ₯΅

But First

A little about me… πŸ˜€

I worked for over 1️⃣5️⃣ years in Corporate America πŸ’Ό

After college πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŽ“ worked for Fortune 500 πŸ’° non-profit 🎁 and start-up investment πŸŒŸ firms 🏬 Absorbed πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ« every facet of global corporate business πŸ“ˆ from marketing πŸ“£ & budget management πŸ§Ύ to client relations πŸ€ & fundraising πŸ™πŸ½

When I worked in Corporate America πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’Ό I traveled πŸ—Ί for corporate conferences πŸ’Ί & company retreats to the beach β›±

On my 2️⃣nd day working for a majorπŸ’‘Fortune 500 company πŸ’Ž I was tasked πŸ†˜ to assist in organizing πŸ€ΉπŸ½β€β™€οΈ a week of policymaking meetingsπŸ‘©πŸ½β€βš–οΈ Which included luxury dinners πŸ₯‚ & team building activitiesπŸŒπŸ½β€β™€οΈin LA πŸŒ‰ for 6️⃣0️⃣ lobbyists (I do live near DC) & the CEO! 😲

You can learn 🧠 more about my origin story πŸ¦ΈπŸ½β€β™€οΈ ➑️HERE⬅️

Travel Research

You’ve researched πŸ•΅πŸ½β€β™€οΈ where you are going (Yelp & Trip Advisor); the hotels 🏨 restaurants 🍜 & sites β›© You’ve checked the weather β˜”οΈ ad nauseum 😬 and purchased your tickets πŸ’Έ (Expedia & Booking) 🚊 Now the time ⌚️ has come to prep for your trip🧳

Best Ways of Packing for Business & Vacation Travel

πŸ‘‡πŸ½ Below are THE BEST TIPSπŸ’‘I’ve gathered over my many years of domestic πŸ—½ & international travelπŸ—Ό

1️⃣ Put together your travel calendar πŸ“… breaking up the day by morning 🌞 afternoon πŸŒ— & evening 🌚 activities πŸ’ƒπŸ½ (πŸ‘‡πŸ½sign up below for printable templateπŸ‘‡πŸ½)

2️⃣ Decide πŸ€” how often you will need to change πŸ‘™ throughout the day 🌈 & if you will be able to get back to your living quarters 🏨 (use the template)

3️⃣ Use a closet app πŸ“² to create outfits πŸ‘— & your packing checklist πŸ“ so you don’t leave anything behind πŸ§πŸ½β€β™€οΈ (my preferred app is Get Wardrobe)

4️⃣ Choose the right luggage🧳(Checked bags or carryon only – is a garment bag needed❓)

OOTD & Daily Schedule Template

Workout/AM PrepTour/MeetingsTour/Meetings
Tour/Meetings/TravelTravel/PM PrepTravel/Next Day Prep

Packing Timeline

3️⃣ Weeks Before Travel

  • Use the template ⬆️ to create outfits πŸ‘— based on events/meetings of the day πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’»
  • Take items for dry cleaning & any repairs (shoes πŸ‘  & clothes 🧡)
  • Book all tours πŸͺ‚ (BEST RATES THRU EXPEDIA & TRIP ADVISOR πŸ’—)

2️⃣ Weeks Before Travel

  • Purchase travel toiletries🧴 & beauty products 🎨
  • Purchase πŸ’³ any last-minute fashion 🩲 beauty πŸ’„ & accessories items πŸ’
  • Make certain all travel documents πŸ“‘ are ready (passport/visas & travel itinerary) including ☎️ emergency contact information πŸ†˜
  • Make arrangementsπŸ“± for your pets 🐢
  • All transportation arrangements πŸš• completed βœ…
  • Decide all luggage πŸ‘œ & packing materials needed πŸŽ’

1️⃣ Week Before Travel

  • Do laundry 🧺/pick up dry cleaning & items out for repair 🩹

2️⃣ Days Before Travel

  • Transfer beauty products πŸ’„ into travel containers πŸ§ƒ & put in a toiletry bag πŸ‘
  • Gather forgotten items πŸ˜‘ (see list below ⬇️)
  • Lay out all clothing πŸ‘” shoes πŸ‘Ÿ & accessories 🩴

Day Before Travel πŸ“…

  • Confirm transportation πŸš™ & pet 🐱 arrangements βœ…
  • Pack your shoes πŸ‘‘clothing πŸ‘š accessories πŸ’& all other items πŸͺ„
  • Ensure travel documents πŸ“– are easily accessible πŸ‘ŒπŸ½
  • Let neighbors πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ know you will be away & give spare keys πŸ”‘ (including car) to a loved one πŸ’—
  • Transportation ✈️ check-in βœ”οΈ


  • Ensure temperature 🌑 & lights πŸ’‘ in your home are set to save energy ♻️
  • RELAX! RELAX! RELAX! πŸ₯± You prepared early so enjoy your travel day πŸ₯³

Forgotten Items

  • Phone Charger πŸ“± & Outlet Adapter πŸ”Œ
  • Travel Toothbrush & Toothpaste πŸͺ₯
  • Extra Shirts πŸ‘• Underwear 🩲 & Reading Glasses πŸ‘“
  • Reading Materials πŸ“š & Things to Do on The Plane 🎧 (so expensive at airport)
  • Carry-on Snacks πŸ₯¨ & A Ready Meal 🍱* (so expensive at airport)
    *if you arrive late πŸŒ’ to your hotel/air bnb/campground ⛺️ & there is no 🚫 restaurant/room service available 😒
  • Plastic Bags πŸ› for Dirty Clothes 🀒
  • Extra Bag πŸŽ’ for Purchases 🎁
  • Comfort Items πŸͺ” (Candles, Incense, Pillows, Blanket)

Final Tips

  • Major outerwear pieces πŸ§₯ should be worn to the airport πŸ›«
  • Unpack when you arrive 🧳 makes it easy to air out clothes for rotation ♻️
  • For assistance with your next travel book an appointment πŸ‘‰πŸ½HEREπŸ‘ˆπŸ½

For printable OOTD & Daily Schedule βž• Passcode for Full VideoπŸŽ₯ fill out form belowπŸ‘‡πŸ½


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