While camping this year I thought of a few simple tips I could give you for packing:
1. roll your clothing. I have seen this tip online a few times, and decided to try it myself. it really saves room in your suitcase, so you can bring a lot more/ use less baggage.
2. keep track of anything you wanted this trip and didn’t bring along, so you can bring it with you next time you go vacationing. also keep track of what you brought and didn’t end up using, or brought too much of, so you remember to not bring it with you next time.
3. take pictures as you are packing. I know this sounds kind of ridiculous, but it worked very well for me. I always manage to fit my items in my suitcase like a puzzle at home, but when I pack for the return trip I can never seem to figure out how I did it the first time. This year I fit everything back perfectly.*
4. make a checklist of everything you will need (that way you won’t forget anything). I find the best way to do this is to simply go through a day in my head. (i.e.: first thing in the morning I do my devotions - need my Bible; then I get dressed - need to bring what clothing...)
*that is my sister's and my stuff (not just one person's), and the gun is just a cap gun ;)