When you’re traveling for work, whether by plane or by car, you are often limited to the amount of luggage space you have. Getting everything you need to fit into carry-on luggage might seem daunting, but it’s doable! We’ve put together the essential packing list that can get you through a week’s worth of business travel, if not more! And remember, all InTown Suites properties have guest laundry facilities, so you’ll never run out of clean clothes – no matter how little you bring with you.
Socks/Underwear – bring enough to get you through the week. Socks are one of the few things we recommend bringing extras of. If you’re on your feet all day, a change of socks can instantly make you feel refreshed and they help make your feet feel rejuvenated.
Undershirts – undershirts help keep your suit and dress clothes clean and feeling fresh, so be sure to bring along a few.
2 T-shirts – t-shirts are great for travel days, free days and for at night. Stick to solid colors and avoid logos.
4 Dress Shirts – a staple of any male wardrobe. You’ll do just fine bringing only white shirts, but if you’d like to inject a little color into the mix, feel free! When picking out shirts for travel, look for ones that are made of no-wrinkle fabrics.
1 Sweater – meeting rooms can get chilly, so pack a sweater, even if you’re traveling during the summer or in a warm climate. They also come in handy at night! Avoid bulky sweatshirts and instead, choose a button-up or light weight pull-over to go with the rest of your carry-on wardrobe.
1 Suit – even if your work environment is casual, it’s wise to pack a suit. Even if you don’t wear it as a suit, you can use the pieces as separates. The dress pants can go with the dress shirts, and if you’re going to an event at night, pairing the suit coat with jeans is a great look that is not too formal.
1 Pair of Extra Dress Pants – along with the pants from your suit, you should bring along another pair of dress pants.
1 Pair of Jeans – a pair of jeans are great for your more casual days and free time. Bring a pair that are dark wash, and they can easily be dressed with one of your dress shirts and ties.
2 Pairs of Shoes – bring one pair of dress shoes and one pair of casual shoes. If you do run a lot, or plan on playing some sports while away, a pair of athletic shoes can also be packed.
Toiletries – toothpaste, tooth brush, shaver, shaving cream, shampoo, conditioner and body wash. To save on luggage space and to comply with TSA rules when flying, buy travel sized versions of the products you need.
Accessories – Accessories are key when packing light! Bring along a small selection of belts, ties, cufflinks and pocket squares and together they will change up your looks and brighten up your carry-on wardrobe!
Use this list (and all our other tips on our packing tips roundup) when packing for your next trip to an InTown Suites property, and you’ll have the right look for any occasion that might arise.