If you are like us, you end up taking to much stuff with you when you travel. Can you imagine how much junk you would end up with if you decided to make the expat move? Way too much.
While you would certainly need more for a longer journey than for a short trip, packing well can greatly reduce the number of suitcases required. OneBag.com gives very detailed information on how to pack a suitcase for maximum effectiveness. It is worth reading the entire website. Yes, being an expatriate is certainly different than being a short-time visitor, but fewer things to carry is always a good thing.