Same here. I micro pack now.
I can travel Europe for 3 weeks with a carry-on size backpack, and do wine tasting in California for a week with only a tote bag (personal size to go under the seat - no purse). We’re doing a motorcycle tour for 17 days with only 1.13 cubic feet of room for my clothes.
I would far rather do laundry than lug around a heavy suitcase.
I’ve taught courses on packing light, and it relies on there being machines available for washing (or having to hand wash). When touring, I look for places that have laundry available. I really appreciate it when detergent is provided, but I bring along a few laundry tabs in case there isn’t.
@SandyToes that was very generous of you to give change to people for laundry! I’m sorry your guests didn’t show appreciation. If the machines were chargeable I would expect to pay that myself, so I would have been really grateful if my host had thought of that!