Anyone who I have had even the most limited travel experience with will know three things:
1) I cannot pack well and I hate to pack
2) I over-pack
3) I never pack the right clothing
Because of this-as you can imagine-I have been stressing out about packing for Brussels for, oh, seven months.
I know that the first day I will want to wear all the clothing I don't have the first day. Alas, I shall just have suffer through.
I am limiting myself to two bags going and three coming home.
I have also decided that I will take pictures of all the outfits that the clothing I do plan to take will make, shoes, jewelry, everything. That way I know I have outfits for every occasion and it will be easy to get ready in the morning.
My mother on hearing this asked why I needed photos. I said it was because I need input from people(mom, sister, friend, roommate ect.). She still thinks I am a little delusional for taking pictures to be able to get dressed in the morning. Has she met me? I need a little help in the morning whether it be coffee, a splash of cold water, or just pictures of acceptable outfits so I have one less thing to think about.
How do you pack? Are you a careful packer or do you throw things in and hope for the best?