Okay, so the way I pack is I gather together everything I think I want to take with me, then I see what fits in the suitcase. Sometimes this gathering process can last for weeks; sometimes I do a lot of gathering in my mind and on lists, then I just put it all together at the last minute.
However, I just moved a few months ago and most of my stuff is still in boxes. Everything else is dispersed throughout the house in weird places. I can't find anything! Right now I'm trying to find my sunglasses and my hat. I know these two items exist somewhere...but where on earth I do not know.
I heard a funny fact about Seattle that sunglass sales are higher here than in many sunnier cities. Why? Because we put our sunglasses away for so long we can't find them again when the sun comes out so we have to buy more! I can't afford that since these are prescription, so back to the hunt...
UPDATE: I hesitate to say that blogs will solve all your problems, but I DID just find my sunglasses and my hat - minutes after this posting. Okay blogger, now I need to find my passport. =)