At least I didn't bring my waffle iron.

Hi, my name is Chelsea and I am a recovering overpacker addict.

Not exaggerating, I would take a different swimsuit for every day we would be on the beach. Every day.

Half of my shoes closet? PACK IT!

Three varieties of perfume? PACK THEM!

Ping pong balls, Catch Phrase, snorkeling masks, football? Yes. Yes. Yes. All of the above!

In my defense, my mother is the woman who took a waffle iron to Florida. I get it honestly people.

Until I realized, lugging around that 60lb suitcase is a pain, paying the Overweight Luggage fee every trip is frustrating, and waiting for the very last bag to drop onto the baggage claim (I swear the unloaders do it on purpose, to punish me for giving them hernias) was annoying.

I present to you, my friends, eleven days worth of vacationy goodness, IN. A. CARRY ON.

Go ahead and bow down to my greatness.


Amanda aka Manda said...

I'm a chronic over packer too! I'm seriously impressed that you could get 11 days in a carry on! I don't think I could ever do that!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Dude I did that in December last year I fit 11 days in a carry on.. I was quite impressed with myself! Your gonna have so much fun!

Jess said...

I did two weeks in a carry on for Europe a year ago. You get very crafty with what you pack. I cant wait for a trip recap/pics. Australia is #1 on my travel list.

Aly said...

Damn, I'm impressed! Also...a waffle iron? Too funny!

Holly said...

All hail the packing queen! This is seriously amazing that you're going to another country with only a carry on. Feels very pioneer of you - you know how they carried everything in a knapsack. This is kind of the same thing, right. I'm sure you'll have a great time down under, even without the waffle iron ;)

Jen said...

I'm an over packer as well!!! I just can't help it.

Michelle W said...

a few years ago i flew out to arizona in order to drive back back home to NY (with a week pit-stop to visit fam in FL) with my then boyfriend.
since we were driving back in his tiny ass pontiac sunfire, with all his shit, i had to pack accordingly, so carry on it was.
and somehow i managed to fit like 3 weeks of necessities into one carry on.

and yet packing 3 days worth of NYC clothing into a carry on this past weekend was nearly impossible. guess i lost my touch!

whitney said...

my favorite is that you stuffed a bsuit in your shoe...hope you don't have smelly feet :)