Here is the check list I use every time when I pack for a vacation. I found it very helpful, so I guess some of you may as well.
Don’t be scared by this long list. I don’t bring everything on the list with me when I travel. Before I start packing, I will go through the list and cross out all the items that are not needed. An item may be very important for a trip, yet, totally inapplicable for another. What to pack varies, depends on the destination(s), as well as the type of vacation.
And since there already are many articles and tips on the internet preaching the art of travelling light, I am not going to say much about it here, but would recommend you to read a few of them when time allows. Who knows! You might get enlightened and ended up cutting down 90% of the things on your packing list 8)