This is what I pack for a few weeks or a year. It seems like so much! But altogether it usually weighs around 18 lb (8.5 kg).
The key is to have your clothing all mix-n-match. Basic black, grey, and one accent color. With just a few items you can have a ton of outfits! All lightweight and quick dry fabrics. If it doesn't pack small, it stays at home. And for your PJs pack something multi-use like a shorts and a tank top.
Only bring as much as you need. Liquids should be in travel containers no larger than 3oz., pack just a few tums/band-aids/etc., and you should remove all packaging.
Doing hand-wash is a normal part of budget travel. So how about this bag that touts itself as a portable washing machine for backpackers?
Not all sleeping bag liners are created equal. If you can't stand the thought of being trapped in a narrow fabric sleeve, read on to find the best travel sheet out there.
Taking a bit of food with you when you travel not only saves money, but there are times you'll be so grateful you have something familiar to eat! Here's a list of some easy snacks to pack from home.