carry-on luggage http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/16261/all en-US Pack Faster and Lighter With This One Trick http://www.wisebread.com/pack-faster-and-lighter-with-this-one-trick <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/pack-faster-and-lighter-with-this-one-trick" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/travel-4756923-small.jpg" alt="luggage" title="luggage" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I'm a chronic over-packer. For a recent three-day trip to San Francisco, I packed three dresses, two pairs of pants, three pairs of shoes, seven shirts, two skirts, and four sweaters. Unsurprisingly, I didn't even wear a quarter of those items. But every time travel comes around, I over-pack all over again, completely forgetting what I wore the last time around. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/vacation-hack-7-tips-for-single-bag-travel">7 Tips for Single Bag Travel</a>)</p> <p>That's why I have a new packing technique &mdash; writing down what I do wear on trips, <em>during trips</em>. It works especially well for places that I regularly visit, like my parents' house. Instead of filling my bag to the brim with things I might want, I can quickly reference a list that details exactly what I will use. Personally, I keep track of what I wear using a list in <a href="http://www.rememberthemilk.com">Remember the Milk</a>, but you can use a notes app on your phone, a piece of paper you keep in your wallet, or whatever else works best for you. (See also:<a href="http://www.wisebread.com/roll-dont-fold-and-10-other-tricks-for-packing-fast"> Roll, Don't Fold (and 10 Other Tricks for Packing Fast)</a>)</p> <p><em>What tricks do you have for packing fast?</em></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? 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