This week I have the amazing opportunity to go to New York City and meet with a company I’m interviewing for a job. Even though I’ve been to New York before, this time is exciting because it’s for a possible “real-person job” where I have the opportunity to interview and network with various public relations professionals. But for such a short trip, what do I pack?
When I travel, I am crazy about staying organized. Not knowing where your things are or not being able to access them quickly is the most frustrating part of traveling. One of the worst things is forgetting something. That’s why when I pack I make sure to take my time so that I have everything I need.
Here’s how I pack:
Pack light: The bag on the left is my purse, which is big enough to hold my laptop, folders, notebooks and planner. On the right is my travel bag. It’s small, but it helps keep me from overpacking.
Keep jewelry separate: This Marc Jacob’s small cosmetic case is what I keep my jewelry in. By keeping your jewelry in a separate compartment you avoid having it get tangled or lost in your bag. Also, jewelry just thrown in your bag can get caught on clothing and cause rips and tares.
Invest in a sturdy cosmetic case: It took me the longest time to find a cosmetic bag that was the right size for all my make-up and one that did not leak or rip while traveling. By investing in a sturdy bag you will save money in the end because you won’t damage your clothes with makeup that leaked.
Stay organized: When you pack your bag don’t just toss everything inside. You won’t take advantage of the space you have and you won’t be able to find anything when you open it. Taking the time to pack in an organized way can also help you make sure you don’t forget anything.
Be prepared: This might seem like a lot of stuff but, in reality I know I am going to use everything that is laid out here. For a business type trip it would be a good idea to make sure you have:
- Pencil Case
- Cell Phone
- Toiletry Bag (Large polka dot bag)
- Emergency kit (Small polka dot bag – includes things such as Advil, hair-ties, Band-Aids, etc.)
- Folder with resumes & travel information
Now you should be ready to go!
Going on a last minute, short trip can be stressful, but by being prepared and organized you can eliminate unnecessary worry!