Packing clothes for a trip can be a daunting task. Over the years I have developed a plan that works for me - it does take some initial planning but I haven't gone wrong yet.
First I always make a list - I should have a template on Word but I usually just find a memo pad (like my Kung Fo Panda one). I start making a list of essentials - underwear, pjs, socks, blow dryer, make up bag, etc. I MUST make this list and as it is packed, I cross it off. If I don't make this list inevitably I will forget it. The next thing on the list are the days that I am going to be traveling with space left between each so you can write. I denote important activities that need a different attire - like BBQ on Friday night.
TIP: When I get to the hotel I take the plastic dry cleaning bag from the closet to use as my dirty laundry bag. Makes it easy when I get home to drop that bag in laundry room and take everything else upstairs.
Halfway packed...running shoes at the bottom and things that I don't have to worry about wrinkles
Three quarters of the way packed - there is the dark denim jacket...
Packed. Denim trousers on the top because those will need to come out as soon as we get to the hotel. I try to put the item that will most likely get wrinkled on the top. Then on top of that is a coat - just in case it's cold when we get there, it's easy to access on top.
Ready to go - hopefully by now we are more than half way through our trip. Can't wait to post updates from the trip and see if I forgot anything. I am also hoping to take some candid shots of traveling...for example this guy:
Let me know if you have any questions or any tips to share - Happy Monday!