carry-on luggage en-US 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="" alt="luggage" title="luggage" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I&#39;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&#39;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="">7 Tips for Single Bag Travel</a>)</p> <p>That&#39;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&#39; 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="">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=""> Roll, Don&#39;t Fold (and 10 Other Tricks for Packing Fast)</a>)</p> <p><em>What tricks do you have for packing fast?</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="">Meg Favreau</a> of <a href="">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="">Roll, Don&#039;t Fold (and 10 Other Tricks for Packing Fast)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="">5 Ways Carry-On Luggage Can Save You Time and Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="">15 Packing Secrets From a Professional Traveler</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="">Make Flying Easy: The Ultimate Carry-On Packing List</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="">Passport Pictures for Under a Dollar</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> General Tips Travel carry-on luggage checklist packing Wed, 09 Oct 2013 10:00:03 +0000 Meg Favreau 988396 at