If you are as forgetful as I am then this might help you as it has helped me. It never fails that I think I have everything I need but as I walk into the airport or get where I am going on my trip, I realize that I have forgotten something important. Sometimes it’s minor things like my pocket watch, but sometimes it might be something important like my boarding pass. If this has ever happened to you then you know how frustrating it can be. It’s enough to cause chaos for what could be a flawless trip.
One of the main things I would like to advise is having a bag that can accommodate all of the things that you plan on needing for your business travel. I found it best to put everything I need into one bag that can be carried on the plane with me so I don’t have to spend time at the baggage claim or worrying about lost luggage. A rolling duffle bag has proven to be very useful for this situation. It has plenty of side pockets for easy access of paperwork and passes that you will need along the way. The wheels and retractable handle makes it easy to shuttle around an airport or hotel, and enough capacity to stow enough clothing for several days.
Another thing that I like to do is make a list of all the things that I will need for the trip. What I do is get a pen and paper, then think about the trip in detail from start to finish as if I were already there. As I think of things I will need like a beard trimmer or my heated car mug, I write it down. Now I have a list to refer to while packing my things so I don’t forget anything. It may seem a little senseless to make a list but at least you’ll have peace of mind that you didn’t forget anything.