My usual problem is too many options. Apparently a lot of travelers have the same problem and choose to pack everything. Every time I fly, I'm amazed at the amount of luggage most people haul. Not only do I not want to lug a lot of suitcases, I also don't want to keep track of more than two, including my carryon. But I also don't want to do laundry when I'm on vacation. So I need just enough clothes to get me through a week even if I end up spilling coffee on myself. And, yes, that has happened.
Today I got an excellent start. In fact, I'm nearly finished. I just need to edit out one cardigan and purchase one more essential short-sleeve black t-shirt. My packing skills just may be improving.