So you are going on this really important business trip, you have secured the right bag: dark, somber, simple, and business-appropriate aesthetic.
Note that our goals here are;
1) Packing light
2) Packing for business.
This entails a wardrobe consisting a few versatile pieces as opposed to a different outfit for every occasion. You are travelling — it should be expected that the same jacket would be worn a couple of times.
So yeah, every gentleman has a marginally divergent ‘school of packing’, but predominantly, it is most advisable to follow some insightful guidelines for what goes where.
#1 Start with putting your shoes on the bottom. Your oxfords are your least flexible items, it is therefore helpful to use them as a base layer that you can enable you push softer items down on and on top of. Deem it fit to place your shoes in a shoe bag as it will ensure your clothing is kept clean from dust or dirt.
#2 Save space and your tie’s integrity by rolling it up and placing it safely inside your shoe. Fill your shoes with compact items like belts or socks. This not only saves space but also helps keep the shoe from collapsing when you push down on it.
#3 Instead of folding shirts and jackets horizontally (across the body), fold them vertically so they’re a long, narrow column and then roll them loosely. This prevents deep creases in the middle and lets you fit more of them per packing layer. Lay the jacket at full width. This will ensure that, with other items on top of it, it won’t move around and crease.
#4 Fold your dress shirts with a long horizontal fold and place them on top of your trousers.
#5 Keep toiletries together in a compact case. This tip does not only keep the toiletries from rattling around and potentially leaking on your clothes, but it also gives you something to neatly and discreetly carry them in if you don’t have a bathroom that is adjourned to your bedroom.
#6 Roll small items such as underwear and T-shirts into tight rolls, then use them as the mortar to hold everything in your bag in place.
#7 Store your miscellaneous gadgets in a kit. It will protect them as well as keep them all in one place.
#8 Pack all necessary chargers. A dead cell phone in an unfamiliar city is never a good thing.
#9 Leave some space in the suitcase for mementos. You never can tell.
#10 For your trip you would want to wear a sharp outfit with a blazer on the plane. This gives you an extra set of business-appropriate clothes without using any luggage space up at all, and it also helps keep you from looking like a mess if you bump into someone you know at the airport.
Most of these are basic, mother wit guidelines, and this is because packing light for a business trip is meant to be more of organization than disaster. Gracefully eliminate the things you do not need, pack the things you do need wisely, and you would not have any problems.