« Last post by siamesecat2965 on Today at 04:32:13 PM »
I used to be the queen of overpacking but it was just a hassle to deal with - even if you drive, you have to pack, unpack, repack, then shlep it all home again.
This was me too, and as I do most of my travel by car, I agree. I also have to sclep it back up from the parking lot to my second floor apt.
Last year, I took a week long cruise. Including an outfit for each night, including 2 formal nights, and my casual daytime clothes, I managed to wear all but one or two tops that whole week. That was a victory for me, and we drove to the port. Previous one? Flew, and took a huge suitcase and carryon (before airlines started charging for checked luggage) I wore half of what I took. And vowed next one, which was last year's, I'd being less, and have it washed, if need be. Which I didnt. I was also annoyed I had toack 2 pairs of dressy shoes!!!! To match my outfits
Last trip, was a weekend wedding which I flew to. I'm cheap, so no way I was paying for a checked bag. I got all, including my dress and shoes, in my carryon (which, because it was a smaller plane was gate checked at no charge) and my tote bag. I was so excited!!!!
I'm now at my moms for a week, and carefully packed. Even though I drive and can do laundry, I have this anxiety if I don't pack a lot. But my recent experience showed me I can pack light anything happens!