Confessions of an Over-Packer

I have a confession to make… I am a serial over-packer. Take this suitcase and backpack below for instance. The purple suitcase on the bottom (nicknamed “The Purple Monster”) is what I took to Canada last week for a 5-day trip. I repeat, a 5-day trip.

Oh, the backpack on top you ask? That’s what I’ll be using to pack for 8 WEEKS IN EUROPE.

Ha. Hahah. Hahahahah. *laughing turns into crying*

You can see my problem.

My biggest challenge is packing “small” for a wide variety of temperatures. Iceland will be in the 50s when we get there, and two weeks later we’ll be in Spain & the south of France where it’ll be closer to 80! Learning how to properly layer & peel (and throw or replace things along the way) is a necessity for this packing endeavor.

But with the help of other travel blogs & racking my brain from trips past, I think I have a general idea of what to bring, how much I NEED vs. how much I want, and how to roll, roll, roll everything up to fit in this little brown wonderbag.

I’m planning on packing in the next 2 weeks, so I will update on how that goes! Stay tuned. 🙂

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