I don't think it will work, but in an effort to pare down my own stuff, I inventoried a small selection from my daily baggage and made notes on what's right and where I've gone so very wrong.
The items came from my trio of totes: a mini purse (for running out for a cup of coffee; 1.9 pounds), the annex, which contains my second-tier essentials; 8.6 pounds) and my spillover bag (for whatever can't fit in the other two; 5.3 pounds).
The breakdownGrand total of shame: 15.8 pounds (not including a laptop).
RIGHT: A purse organizer helps you find your stuff.
WRONG: Who needs four pairs of glasses? I wear contact lenses.
WRONG: The camera isn't necessary when I can take photos with my phone.
WRONG: Every woman looks better with lipstick, but why three lipsticks — and two liner pencils?
WRONG: I'm not a coal miner or a spy, so why do I carry a headlamp and a monocular?
RIGHT: Minty fresh to combat coffee breath.
WRONG: A reusable container for coffee from home is green and saves money, but why carry two?
WRONG: If you're going to eat at your desk, leave the food there; don't carry it around while shopping.
RIGHT: Wallets weigh you down, so carry cash and a credit card or two.
RIGHT: A needlepoint project is a lightweight distraction for a mass transit commute, waiting in line and so on.
WRONG: Leave hardcover books at home, and don't carry library DVDs around all day to return after work.