These pictures are from our trip to Boston last winter!
The first thing I do is plan my outfits according to my schedule & predicted weather. This works a lot better on shorter trips when I can say that I'm most definitely going to wear each outfit planned. On longer trips, I generally try to plan outfits but just pack a handful of different tops, bottoms, and dresses that go together.
My suitcase opens right down the middle, so I fill one half entirely with clothes, and then the other half contains my shoes, accessories (like extra scarves I'm not wearing on the plane, a small bag with my jewelry, and my hair straightener), underwear, bathing suit/s, and then the rest of my clothes that don't fit in the first half.
Then I lay out everything I want to bring in my carry-on: Nap Sac, purse, liquids bag, camera gear, snacks, medicine, and itinerary papers. I have been using a large Le Pliage Longchamp bag as a carry on.Organize it into cases/piles...
Then organize it into my carry on bag so that the important items are on top and the lesser needed items like the camera gear are on the bottom.
I don't have a packing list persay, but these are the things I always used to forget, or find so useful that I never forget. Either way, here's the list:
Ibuprofen (I get horrible tension headaches on the regular)
Medicine (kind of important!!)
Chargers!!!!!!! I've forgotten these way too many times...
How do you pack? Meticulous planned, or fly by the seat of your pants? I can't wait to try out a new carry on bag this week!!