Step One: Get sh!t.
Step Two: Compile sh!t.
Step Three: Keep sh!t in the corner of room until the day before or the day of your trip.
Step Four: Put sh!t into backpack.
Step Five: Realize you want to re-organize sh!t, and thus you have to start the process all over again. (This will most likely happen in the morning or afternoon of the day you leave).
Step Six: Get on the plane and hope you don’t have to spend a ridiculous amount of money on the sh!t you forgot. Please don’t forget deodorant…and also please use it. That means you, Sir, who sat next to me at the airport while waiting for my return flight from Iceland!
*Disclaimer: This is only semi-satirical. While I try to make things work perfectly the first time…things don’t always go as planned, but such is life? Things that need to be easily accessible are at the top inside my backpack, or hidden on my person somewhere, so I at least always get that far! 😉