I thought that I would share an organizing tip that I've recently found to be most helpful.
I purchased clear jars (no bigger than the 3.4 oz the airlines require) from The Containter Store and Target. Into these jars I decanted my everyday essentials. Those things that I couldn't decant- hair gel, deodorant, toothpaste- I just bought travel sizes of. When we left for our weekend getaway it was so nice to not have to worry about forgetting something and it took less time to pack! However, I did come home and label the jars because I found that I couldn't remember which was the body wash and which was the shampoo!