I think all our traveling (living in two cities) has turned me into a bag lady. I would like to think of myself as a very stylish bag lady, but bag lady none the less. At the current time there are 5 suitcases and 3 or more tote bags sitting in our master bedroom. Why have storage space for all your luggage, when you can just leave it all half packed in your room?
Between packing a small bag every week for work, and the couple of recent trips we have taken our bedroom has gotten out of control. Why use the same bag, when you can just drag out another one? Our room literally looks like the baggage screening area at the airport, and the guards have riffled through our bags. It is starting to stress me out a little. I am very lucky to have a husband who hasn't said a word about the mess yet, he also hasn't done anything to fix the mess. Hmmm, maybe that is why we are so compatible?
I blame this disaster on my inability to pack light. What is that? Who does that? I need options when I travel. What if the weather changes, or I don't like what I packed (more likely)? When I travel in car, and don't have the rules and restriction of the airline industry, I now travel with a minimum of 3 bags. One for my clothes, one for my shoes, and one for my toiletry items. My husband on the other hand, packs only what he needs and not an item more. From the look on his face every time I pack for a trip I can tell that he is very impressed with my packing skills.
This weekend I vow to de-clutter our bedroom, and return all of our luggage to a more suitable storage space. . .at least for this week. Agggg!