"Skivvies Are the New Civic Duty"
Traveling for business is a pain and with the additional requirements of the TSA, here are some tips for packing well.
1. Wear your business suit on the plane and then take it off once you get to the hotel.
2. Bring wrinkle resistant shirts and pants. Folding shirts: button shirts every other button; hold up by the shoulders and fold back the arms; fold back the shoulders then fold back the shirt tail and then once more and set aside. Pants: Hold up pants by the cuffs (this makes the pants straighten out with the weight of the heavier part of the pants). Meet seams including inseams and outer seams. Fold over pants in half. Fold pants in half again.
3. Packing your suitcase: Shoes go on the bottom. In between the shoes, put in socks and underwear to make a flat surface; layer pants or sweaters or jeans (heaviest on the bottom); then layer shirts or lighter items on top; lingerie on top (slips, nylons, light nightgowns and the like).
4. Shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, and other liquids downsize and put into small bottles put them in a plastic zip top bag. Put this in the inside zipper section of your suitcase, it will be protected from leaking on your clothes by the zip top bag, and the zipper section.
5. Necessities while traveling: Downy Wrinkle Release, and your own Personal Assistant for those emergency times.
Today, it is easier to get through Security without a carry-on. Check whatever you can. The probability of the airline losing your luggage is pretty low. If the airline does lose your luggage, at least you have your suit (remember you are wearing it). Underwear and deodorant are easier and cheaper to replace than your suit.