Ok....so here's what I did...Three weeks ahead I went through my closet , planned out my outfits (all items that could work with each other) then packed a "test run/practice bag"... OMG! Everything fit!!! After seeing a packed suitcase hanging around, a confused Mr. Dude asked , "wait...when are we leaving ?!? " I proceeded to tell him, "not for three weeks , BUT he would be so happy that I'm going to be sooo organized and I will only be taking a CARRY-ON! "Then, I unpacked the bag , took pictures of everything (so I could remember what I packed).
I also made a list of my planned outfits including shoes and accessories (10 days in one small bag has to be an exact science)....
In conclusion , I found that if I planned out all my outfits ahead ( and referred back to my "outfit list") then all of my clothing decisions were made ahead of time...no aggravation or taking time away from my vacation trying to decide what to wear!!!
P.S. I also had to fill my "personal under-the-seat bag" with food for my gluten and dairy free diet...yikes
Thanks Dude, for another great post! The only thing that I have packed on in three weeks is 10 pounds.
Hope your week is as organized as Dude's suitcase!