We tapped the road warriors on Prevue’s Editorial Advisory Board and our editors to share their favorite packing tips.
We asked several members of Prevue’s Advisory Board and our magazine’s editors about their most clever packing tips. Here’s what they had to say.
Rent the Runway
Wardrobe services (Armoire, Rent the Runway) will ship outfits right to a hotel if you are there for a long time and then you can send back from them as well! No packing—and you have “new” clothes for an event!—Nanci Gage, MBA, Advisor, Proton Therapy Partners
I signed up for monthly makeup samples from Ipsy and they are just perfect for travel. You can set your preferences for everything, from lipstick to skincare, as well as the brands you prefer, and you will receive the most creative products from small, independent makers, as well as the brands you’ll find at Sephora. And you get a free makeup bag each month, which come in handy or you can share with friends.—Barbara Scofidio, Editor, Prevue
I like to pack my “magic” dress from an Italian designer. It is reversible, it does not need ironing, and dries quickly should I have to wash it. And it folds into a little bag. The same with my ultra light down winter jacket and vest from UNIQLO, they fit into a tiny pouch.—Steffi Kordy, CITP, Owner, Cocoon Incentives
I write down my planned out fits and try to coordinate everything so I only have to take 2 pairs of shoes and wear the same jewelry the entire time.—Deidre Young, CMP, CGMP, DYNamic Ventures
Roll Your Clothes
My best tip is so simple: Roll all of your clothes up and that creates a lot more space in your suitcase.—Doug Wheeler, Principal/CEO, Summit Performance Group
Create a “Go Bag”
Since I travel frequently, I keep a “go bag” ready with favorites, so I don’t dread packing for every trip – and keep a packing list on my phone of items that need to be replaced/replenished/purchased, etc.—Kimberly Bean, Event Strategist/Meetings & Incentive Planner, KBT Creative Support Services
I used to travel internationally quite a bit and was always afraid that I would get sinus infections, so I would bring a strong antibiotic like Z-Pack with me. I would call my doctor every now and then for a refill and he knew why and wouldn’t ask me to come to his office.—Anonymous
Always Be Prepared
Having experienced way too many flight delays and lost baggage, I always include a lightweight fresh change of clothing, a scarf, and a personal hygiene kit in my carry on wherever I go, even for quick domestic flights!—Leslie Zeck, Director of Meetings, International Association for Dental Research, American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research
Other Packing Tips