Folded neatly or stuffed in haphazardly? The little black dress or maybe some running sweats? Overweight or lightweight? Analyzing the contents of a person’s suitcase divulges much more than just the weather at their destination: the luggage provides insight into its owner’s very personality. Several characteristics are brought to light as early on as the packing phase. Some choose to follow a strict packing list, while others throw damp clothes directly from the washing machine into their suitcase: “I just dry them when I get there!” If he or she ever arrives that is – ultimately, such last-minute types tend to realize at the airport that their passport is still at home. That would never happen to a by-the-list packer, although those packers are also in danger of missing their flight. Checking twenty times to make sure that everything is accounted for is also quite time consuming.
“A PAIR OF EXTRA SHOES – YES OR NO? WHEN PACKING A SUITCASE, YOU OFTEN HAVE TO MAKE DECISIONS.”
Just as no two persons are alike, everyone has their own unique way of preparing for a trip. At Würth, this means over 72,000 potential packers in 80 different countries. Right on time for summer, we asked several Würth employees to open up their suitcases for us. While shoe-lover Sandra, a project manager from Spain, scarcely has room for anything else alongside all of her sneakers and sandals, the most important thing in customer sales consultant Helene’s (South Africa) suitcase is her favorite pillow. Frequently, packing is all about one thing: priorities.
POCKET TRAVEL GUIDE
“Misión: ver el mundo” or in English “Mission: see the world” – and go on a million adventures while doing so. That is what Anna Urroz, project manager at marbet Spain, is determined to do. To make sure that she does not lose a single memory, she guards her passport in a decorative case.
NOT WITHOUT MY FAVORITE PILLOW!
Helene Small, a customer sales consultant from South Africa, is always full of energy. Hence why she could not go on vacation without her running shoes. Another must: her favorite pillow. After all, you have to be able to relax after your workout.
A COZY FLIGHT
When flying, project manager Sandra Corrius, marbet Spain, opts for comfortable footwear. What you cannot see in the picture: there are more pairs in her suitcase. The shoe-lover wants to be prepared for any situation or weather that might arise.
PACKING TO THE POINT
Judy Zhang works in Purchasing at Wasi Shanghai in China. Her packing is tidy and pragmatic: “The three most important things in my suitcase are clothes, my ID and money.”
TRAVELING WITH BEAUTY
The three most important things in my luggage? For Deborah Holbach, a beautician at the spa in Wald- & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe, Germany, the answer is obvious: a book, lipstick and SanVino Body Splash, a fragrant spray for refreshing both your body and soul.
THE MOUNTAIN CALLS
If you set your sights high, you need the right equipment. Magdalena Piszczek, Fega (Poland), is definitely fully equipped for her next mountain trek: a practical backpack, sunglasses, proper footwear and a camera to capture her the moment at the summit.
IT’S ALL ABOUT SAVING SPACE
Grace Yang is the team leader of the Customer Service team at Wasi Shanghai. When packing, she has to consider her own bags as well as those of her son. There is rarely any room left over for unnecessary weight; the Chinese woman has to be sensible.
CHAIRWOMAN OF THE ADVISORY BOARD OF THE WÜRTH GROUP ON THE SUBJECT OF “LIGHT” AVAILABILITY
“For me, vacation does not mean one appointment after another, but rather organizing my time as I see fit and quietly reading a book or spending time with my family. I consider it vacation if I can turn off or mute my cell phone, at least for a couple of hours when there are no pending business appointments, and decide for myself whether I want to talk on the phone or read and answer my emails or text messages. I say constant “light” availability because of course everyone knows how to reach me if something urgent comes up.”
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