10. Make a packing list, seriously.
“I check the weather and plan accordingly. I then lay out all of the clothes I want to bring, and make sure they’re all 1) things I will wear, 2) functional, 3) versatile with other things in my bag. This prepares me and keeps me from over packing. I list everything I’m choosing to bring, even down to jewelry and electronics. I keep the list and bring it with me while I travel. When I’m packing to go home, I can check the list and make sure I’m not forgetting anything.”