I am a chronic over packer. I am sickened by this every time I pack--which is often. I am going on a short snowboarding trip to Vail on Saturday (and by short I mean 6 days instead of the usual 4-5 months). I am going to attempt to only take my board bag with as many clothes as I can fit in it and nothing else. Writing that makes me laugh because I know how difficult this is going to be for me. I'm basically setting myself up for failure and misery. I have already laid out what I HAVE TO HAVE and it's enough to last me on a 6 month trek around the world--including clothes for winter-summer weather. My plan is to take exactly enough clothes to last me, and maybe an extra t-shirt. Just writing about this makes me uncomfortable, which is how I know it's the right thing to do.
So I would really like to know if anyone out there has any packing tips. Or if they feel the same way as I do and what groups they have joined to control their problem. I should probably figure this out before I move to England with two suitcases.
Please... help me.