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April 29th, 2009

Hubby and I fly out to Western Samoa on Friday. Hubby is packed. Even his golf clubs are packed and ready to travel. I haven’t started. Whenever my husband makes a comment, I tell him I can’t pack until Scotty goes to the kennels. She doesn’t like a change in her routine. Where hubby is concerned, that’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it.

The truth is I don’t like packing. I always put it off until the last minute.

Which camp do you belong in—the organized packer or the last minute panic packer?

15 comments to “Packing”

  1. Hope you have a wonderful time.

  2. Have a great vacation-and don’t worry about packing. If you forget to pack something it gives you a good excuse to go shopping, right?

  3. Have a great holiday, Shelley, see you when you get back!!

    As for packing, I have to pack hubby’s stuff as well, otherwise he’d go in just the things he was wearing!!!

  4. Hello Shelley,

    Have a great holiday. As for me, I’m an organizer. My hubby calls me anal because I don’t like stuff out of place. I just say I have a little touch of OCD. LOL Have a great day.

  5. Have lots of fun.

    Can I say a last minute organized packer. I make lists. :)

  6. Have fun! And I’m a last minute packer because I hate it with a passion. I make it worse on myself then it really is. LOL

  7. Um… a little of each? I try to start earlier and create piles of stuff based on lists (either mental or written), but usually also need to do a bout of last-minute cramming at the end. It’s not a great thing, but the trips are always memorable! Hope you have an incredible time! Don’t forget some fun reading for the plane ;)

  8. I’m definitely a last minute panic packer and my hubby packs for me. He’s in the Navy and they teach sailors how to pack!
    Have a wonderful time, Shelley. :grin:

  9. I’m VERY organized. My hubby is the last minute kind of packer. :)

  10. I’m going away in two weeks, and although I wouldn’t say that i’m “packed” already, I have set aside almost everything that I will need in terms of clothes, shoes, towels, etc.

    The last minute stuff like toiletries and snacks, books — is all on a list.

  11. I’m an organized packer. I pack days in advance because I’m always afraid I’ll forget something.

  12. Thanks, Sandra.

    Cheryl – that’s my theory too. I think I’ve done pretty well. I am now officially packed.

    Christina – I’m glad I don’t have to pack hubbie’s stuff as well. I have enough problems doing mine.

    Roberta – I remember you mentioning that on a previous post. You’ll be pleased to know that I’m packed now. :grin:

    Amy – my list was inside my head. I’ve been super busy doing edits this week, so I’m lucky I’ve had enough thoughts to make a list!!

    Karen – you sound like me. Packing is not my favorite thing.

    Fedora – I have my book situation all under control. First thing I did!

    Mel – thanks! Your husband sounds like a handy person to have around.

    Jennifer – You sound so cheerful about it. :lol:

    JK – have a great holiday. I’m almost done now. Just a last few minute toiletries.

    Jane – hubby remembered the passports. I think we’re set. :grin:

  13. I guess I’m semi-organized… LOL!

    I make a list after considering what I’ll need when I get wherever I’m going (usually to the US, so if I don’t pack it, I’ll be able to find it, easily). I pack a suitcase in a suitcase and fill it, then pack my single carry-on bag. Then I’m off!

    to pack another little bag to see if I can fit it in the carry-on if the airline won’t let me have two bags, of course…

    Have a good trip! Tell us allllll about it when you get back! ;)

  14. Thanks, Ms. Menozzi. I don’t think it’s such a big deal these days to leave something behind. It’s easier to stock up while you’re on holiday than it used to be.

  15. I start out being organized and on the final day I change my mind multiple times so that I wished I hadn’t started packing in the first place.