This is the kind of obsession that is driving jc crazy. Unfortunately, it is also the kind that keeps me sane and simultaneously increases my anticipation for the upcoming adventures.
As soon as you've planned your trip, you brainstorm a list of
you think you'll need.
A few weeks before
departure, make a categorized list of what you'll need
With the first two lists in hand, make a categorized
list. This list
should include everything you might possibly need. Now
gather all items in
the list not currently in use and stack them neatly on
the bed in separate
piles. Put a check mark next to each item packed. This
can happen up
to a week before you leave.
all items not checked off from Phase Three under the title of the
they'll be stowed in. Cross off items that don't fit or you've decided
to take. On the same page, list what you'll be wearing and carrying
This is the final list. It should read something
carry-on (pack laptop, charger, cellphone, charger,