I think I must be the world’s biggest dork. I just did a trial run of packing for Japan. I’m not leaving for 11 weeks but I need to be prepared. I want to avoid a situation like last time – being stuck at the top of a flight of stairs with mecha luggage.
Part of the master plan to avoid excess packing is that we’ve booked our flights over with NO checked in bags. That means a 10 kg max. I just checked my wheelie bag against the in flight baggage regulations and it’s like a couple of cm over the limit! Damn it. I could try taking it but I’m too much of a pussy.
Anyway I packed my smaller bag and still had space. Plus it came in under 5 kgs. Then I added my laptop and that made it 7.5 kgs. Not sure about taking the laptop… we have high speed internet at our hotel room but will I need it? I think I’d rather not take it.
The plan is also to wear jeans, boots, dress and jacket on the plane. They are the bulkier items. My packing list is thus:
- 2 tee shirts (I totally overpack tee shirts normally. I don’t need 8 black tee shirts!!!!)
- 2 dresses (I might pack 3, they don’t take up much space and are mighty versatile, either with jeans if it’s cold or with tights – also don’t take much room).
- denim skirt
- 1 other pair of shoes (I want to take the runners… we have a gym at our hotel but they are bulky)
Am I missing anything vital? I don’t think I am.
I really think my whole overpacking issue comes from living in Melbourne. I am like – oh it’s spring, what’s the weather going to be like? And I think of Melbourne spring so it’s going to be ranging from 2 degrees to 35 degrees within an hour!!! Consistent weather must be such a nice thing.
Anyway I weighed all my stuff on my home scales and I don’t think they are too accurate on account of I’ve only lost 200 grams in the last 2 weeks.
This arvo I’ve got a job interview. Even though I’ve got a contract, this job came up that is heaps more money. Heaps. Plus it goes through to the 16th May (and I leave on the 17th – timing). I’ll have heaps saved for my holiday and heaps for when I get home.
I’m going to the gym after the interview. I have been avoiding the gym because I hate going into the city just for a workout.