Packing List For Remote Workers

Packing List for remote workers

Equipment isn’t everything for remote workers, however, it helps! This remote working packing list will enhance your experience, making work-life balance more convenient and productive.

When moving around and working in different locations it’s good to be minimal and selective with the items you pack into your carry on bag.

Before travelling to a new pace, take out all the items that you wish to pack and ask yourself the following question “Do I really need this?”. Creating a packing list over a period of time is also a good way to think about what you actually need and what you can live without.

Obviously, what you need for each trip depends on where you will be going. Not only the functionality of the item has to be considered, but the ease of use, durability and size/weight has to be accounted for as well.

When travelling on a plane, you have a weight limit that can range from 7KG to so maybe you’ll have to place your equipment in a lighter bag. These are all sacrifices you may have to make.

1) Mobile Wi-Fi Router

To get the best deals on data while travelling, you usually you have to buy an international sim card. This device allows you to insert local sim cards from all over the world and access internet via Wi-Fi.

The option of placing the local sim card into a device like this GlocalMe allows you to keep your main Sim card in your phone so you can still communicate with friends and family back home.

2) Manfrotto Bag

This Manfrotto bag is lightweight, yet strong enought to carry all the essentials for remote working such as laptop and camera gear. This Manfrotto bag in particular has a rain cover, perfect for the rainy season in Thailand!

Manfrotto is an Italian brand of camera and lighting equipment, their bags are lightweight yet made to carry heavy and valuable equipment. With snug compartments for a laptop and tablet, the Manfrotto Advanced Compact 1 Camera Backpack can handle everything you throw into it. I have been using a Manfrotto bag since I can remember and the brand never dissapoints.

This bag fits into most aeroplane carry-on compartments and provides adequate protection to your belongings with moveable padding that can be repositioned to the requirements and needs.

3) TransferWise Borderless Account


Controlling your finances is important when you travel abroad. Wise is my favoured account to transfer money abroad. Three words sum this card up; convenient, quick and reliable. Wise allows the customer to access funds from more than 30 countries globally. On average, the rates are way cheaper than leading UK banks and faster as well.

4) Travel towels

Travel towels are great because they are compact, super absorbent and dry much faster than regular towels. They fit comfortably into travelling luggage and are easy to wash and maintain. Did I mention that they are also super light.

5) Packing Cubes

Once you start using packing cubes, there is no turning back. It’s incredibly satisfying to open your suitcase to see everything organised and know exactly where everything is.

Unpacking becomes easier: Packing cubes will keep your clothes compressed and folded flat. Once you’re settled in, you don’t have to rifle through your suitcase looking for that dinner outfit. You can just move the cubes directly into the draw, unzip, and you’re set, this way your clothes stay clean as well.

6) Travel insurance

Protection from flight cancellations, lost baggage, accidents and emergencies are some of the benefits of having travel insurance. Some travel insurance companies also assist with emergency cash if you ever get stranded abroad.

With SafetyWing you can pay for travel insurance monthly and pause at any time. Ideal for budgeting expenses. Read other reviews online before purchasing, you won’t be disappointed!

7) Apple AirPods

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Great for listening to music or making phone calls, the Apple AirPods are the most convenient, wireless earphones a remote worker can ask for. The compact size, long-lasting battery life and compatibility with most Bluetooth devices also make it a favourite tool for every nomad.

8) MacBook Air

MacBook Air provide excellent battery life. Enjoy fast booting and charging. It is excellent for document processing and surfing the internet, it’s lightweight as well; which makes this item an ideal travel companion.

9) Point and Shoot Camera

Cameras are useful to capture important moments during your travels. This Sony Vlog camera ZV-1 is excellent at shooting video and the ideal vlogging camera.

10) Travel Mug

A Mug for Coffee or water, keeping hydrated helps cleanse the body, especially while travelling. When giving up disposable cups, You reduce plastic waste and some coffee shops give discounts to customers who bring in their own cup. Just remember to wash the cup after use so you can use this mug for years to come.

11) Kindle

I love holding a paper book, but after a while, they take up too much space and become a but yucky when travelling. With Kindle e-reader you don’t really face these issues. Easily cleaned, and with no glare in the sunlight, this is by far the best digital device to read from. You can also hold it in one hand and not worry about charging it for months.

12) Clothing

Packing clothing can be the hardest thing to do when working remotely, especially if you have to prepare for face-to-face meetings. Not only do you have to look good, the clothing has to be comfortable so you feel good working. Weight can also be a factor.

The best types of clothes to try and pack are the clothes that can have multiple uses and can be used in different settings such as at the beach, gym, or even office.

I personally prefer darker clothes and shades of grey as not only do they go with everything, they can look both casual and formal while looking more cleaner than ligher coloured clothing.

‘I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community,’ he answered, adding that he doesn’t just wear the exact same T-shirt – he has ‘multiple same shirts.’

Mark Zuckerberg – Full article here

I hope you enjoy this Packing list for Remote workers, and it helps make your experience memorable and life more minimal in a positive way.