This past weekend my husband and I went away overnight. In the past, I had gotten into the bad habit of using either bags (those re-usuable cloth grocery bags or misc bags I had around the house) or baskets to pack our stuff. I would start out with twobags thinking I could pack all of Darryl's stuff in one and mine in the other . . than I would add a third for toiletries . .. and forth for shoes . . .a fifth for snacks . . you get the idea. Than, when we would get to the hotel or where ever we were staying, we looked like bag people hauling in all of these bags. I got "smarter" after a while and used a laundry basket to put all the bags in (wow, doesn't that look impressive LOL) Even though he has never said anything, I know my husband did not enjoy carrying all of that stuff nor how it looked when we walked in anywhere. So this time, I planned. I decided, I didn't care if I needed to take our big suitcase even for one overnight trip, it would look better to roll in one large suitcase than to carry in 24 little ones. But, I was able to pack a bathroom bag and a carry-on size suitcase. We even had room left over. Usually I cannot use the bathroom bag because stuff will not fit so, I organized it this time around.
First, I had two plastic containers that fit side by side in the bag: