Next week is my last week in Los Angeles for an undetermined amount of time. Just over the past few hours I have begun to feel that I have a plan for escape (meaning all the crap is almost gone). I have finally turned my focus to my trip.
The suitcase is out; the clothes are starting to be separated in to take, store, and dispose. All my little gadgets are neatly stowed into their little travel pouches. I have also have in my head an idea of just what I’m taking with me. Whenever I travel, I can greatly reduce my luggage by choosing one of two things: Black or brown? This really helps to trim down the amount of stuff you need to be “productive” on a trip. You save on shoe space, belt space, and you have the ability to mix and match. This is a brown trip. Since I will be spending the next 10 months in summer, khaki will play a big role in my life. So, brown. It is decided: Let it be written.
Oh well, just one of my idiosyncrasies I suppose. But, the real baseline for starting this packing project is to estimate how often I will be doing laundry, and then you work backwards from there. I have decided that 10 days is a reasonable assumption. Therefore, I only need 10 pair of undershorts, 3 pair of pants, 6 polo shirts, 6 tee shirts, and 10 pair of socks. The rest of my suitcase will be reserved for money and I’ll just buy what I didn’t bring along.
I also packed a little collapsible weekend bag for side excursions. Oh, did I mention, this suitcase is about the size of a steamer trunk? But, I’m packing light for this trip.