Packing: Beyond Clothes
Toiletries are a bit tricky, and the situation is different for men and women. Women have a tendency to have more toiletries, which is understandable. The trick is really to understand what you need to bring and what you want to bring.
Also keep in mind the new airline guidelines. Remember that you can have no more that 3 fl. oz. of liquid, per bottle, that you can carry on with you. This actually includes many different types of make up so be sure not to pack that expensive bottle of perfume, cologne, or nail polish. Keep it simple, bring a toothbrush, and a razor, if needed. Most other items you can purchase when you arrive at your destination, or try asking your hotel to see if they have what you're looking for.
Never forget your medicine, if you need any. Bring a doctor's note if the medicine requires needles or if you're bring over 3 fl. oz. in one bottle. Otherwise, I would advise you carry some antacids, and ibuprofin. Upset stomachs or migraines during a business trip really make the whole ordeal horrible.
One item I often forgot was my chargers. Smartphones nowadays run out of batteries in far less than two weeks, they can barely keep alive for a few days. Make sure to pack your chargers for all the equipment you're bringing. This includes your mp3 player, your laptop, your phone and any other equipment you're bringing.
Notebook or Notes
Don't forget that business notebook of yours. All the notes for your business trip are vital in keeping you up to date of what you have to do when you arrive at your destination. Staying ahead of your work will keep you from being stressed when you arrive. In addition, it is something to read while you are en route to your destination.
Tide Pen or Equivalent
Since you'll be packing much lighter, having a stain pen such as the one for Tide or Clorox are extremely helpful during your business trip. These pens work on both white and colored clothing and they work quick. They can also keep the stain from getting too deep into the cloth, and you'll be able to send it to the cleaners once you get back to your hotel. Getting that stain off your shirt or pants instantly will help people not notice that you're wearing the same clothes during your two week stay.
Last, but more importantly, not least, is a photo ID. At the end of the day, you may have forgotten something in the list above, but if you want to reach your destination, your photo ID is the most important item to have handy. Whether it be your driver's license, passport, military ID, student ID, have some kind of identification on you. You will be able to purchase any other items you may have forgotten but you can't purchase an ID.