Overpacking? Yeah, welcome to the club. Depending on how much storage space you have in your apartment, you might need to seriously downsize your suitcase. My suggestions for what to ditch:
I can still hear myself justifying why my I needed to bring my long winter coat, "Well what if I go on a winter trip to Alaska, or skiing in Colorado?" I certainly do hope to take those trips, but if you are lacking real estate in your apartment, leave that behind at a family members house and have them ship it to your destination when you do need it. It may sound like a lot of work but it's better than pushing that jacket aside reaching for your tanks daily.
This past winter in San Diego was one of the rainiest seasons in YEARS. And boy some days, it down poured. But guess what, you put on some sneakers or other cheap boots that you don't care too much about instead of letting your Hunters take up half of the floor on your closet. Sell those bad boys and don't worry about your feet melting from the rain. It will be sunny the other 9 months of the year!
ALL THOSE DAMN SHOES
One of my favorite parts of San Diego is how laid back and relaxed the entire city is. This ain't no LA, so leave the heels behind. Of course keep 1 or 2 pairs for that bachelorette party or the crazy night out on the town, but reality is that a large majority of the time you'll be wearing comfy, cheap flip flops. And I wouldn't have it any other way.
HALF OF YOUR MAKEUP COLLECTION
Still on the topic of laid back San Diego, another major perk of living here is that you're going to be tan all year round. Even, bronzed skin tone, means less foundation and other expensive unnecessary crap. You'll be going from beach to pool party, to sweaty bike ride, and I can honestly say I haven't touched my eyeshadow palette since I've been here.
Unexpected Keeper: Sweaters! I regret getting rid of a good amount of these. SD certainly gets its fair share of sweater weather in the winter and especially at night.