Here are some packing tips that make it easier to take a last-minute weekend getaway, like my family and I often do.
Keep a duplicate set of toiletries/cosmetics stored in cosmetic bags. That way, you just have to place them in your suitcase or carry-on when packing. This eliminates the need to pack these items at the last minute and the chance that you’ll forget something. Some of the items I buy in trial sizes to save room.
I also keep an electronic packing list. This eliminates the need to make a new list for each trip and the chance that you’ll forget something. I maintain separate lists for the different kinds of trips I take. For example, I have separate lists for camping, beach, city, winter, and summer trips.