When trips get long, whether for business or pleasure, figuring out exactly what to bring with you can be challenging. However, packing for a range of activities, climates, and scenarios and keeping it to a carry-on bag can be accomplished with a few savvy tips. Whether you’re staying at our extended stay apartments in Las Vegas or traveling to far-off destinations, keeping the basics in mind can be a luggage saver. Here are some great tips for what to pack for a one-week stay near or far.

Multi-Use Pieces

One of the top tips to keep in mind when packing for a one-week stay is bringing wardrobe staples that can be dressed up or down depending on your activity or event. Of course, there are basics you’ll need – underwear, undershirts, socks, etc. – that you want to make sure you have enough of, but when it comes to bigger items like tops and bottoms, multiple use is key. Look at the schedule of events on your calendar and pack things that you can make work both formal and casual settings. Additionally, keep in mind the range of temperatures your destination could throw at you. Here in Vegas, it can be scorching during the day and chillier at night depending on the time of year. Pack accordingly so you’re prepared for the weather where ever you’re headed.

Buy It There

Sometimes travelers panic when packing as if they’re going to the moon and must take everything they might need in a strange place. Luckily, most places that you travel to will have stores that sell things you may have forgotten or couldn’t fit in your suitcase. To save space, there are certain items you can just buy when you arrive at your final destination. From toiletries to snacks and full-size liquids, saving luggage space for real needs like clothing and shoes is smart. For example, if you’ve booked a spot at our extended stay apartments in Las Vegas, you can easily stop by a local Target or Von’s to get whatever you need to make your visit feel like home and you won’t have had to carry it through security.

Travel Size It

Everyone knows it’s smart to pack travel-sized toiletries like shampoo, body wash, deodorant, and the like – but what about investing in travel-sized, reusable accessories that will save space? Frequent business travelers have their trips down to a science and sometimes that includes packing small yet effective accessories like travel-sized hair dryers, small flat irons, micro umbrellas, and more. While you could certainly use complimentary items provided by your lodging venue, having personal items you’re used to using can make anywhere feel like home. Before your trip, take a look at the most useful travel items people are purchasing on sites like Amazon to see if there’s anything you might need, too.

Whether you’re taking advantage of our extended stay apartments in Las Vegas for your next business trip, or heading out into the semi-unknown on an adventure, packing smart will serve you well. Evaluate each item you want to bring and consider its usefulness before dropping it in your packing pile.