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Old 05-19-2013, 07:11 AM   #31
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I cannot pack too much too early because I don't have enough clothes to wear everyday and then have them for vacation but I do already have a list (leave in less than 3 weeks). I even use the bathing suits on a weekly basis and things like that so no packing in advance but I do have the list separated out for who is responsible for what leaving me responsible for most things. Yes, I have even packed for my husband before.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:22 AM   #32
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My Mother and I are going March 2014; she is already packing non-clothing items. LOL! Once I finished up on the day of our flight and when I closed the suitcase the zipper broke! Had a mad scramble throwing it all into two smaller cases and had to leave some items behind. This is how I found out I'm an " over packer". I think I'm going to try two weeks out this time. Also going try try some of those bags that compress your clothes.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:56 AM   #33
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Leaving in 18 days and the suitcases have been out for 2-3 days. However, I am packing for 4 people (minus DH - he's on his own and packs the night before ). I get all of the toiletries, snacks and any of the other extras needed for the trip. Unfortunately even with lists I every once in awhile think of something new and I like to pack when the thought is still fresh in my mind. I work and have a lot of responsibilities and feel like my brain list is always on, so when I can take something off the list it calms me.

I don't care if I have to trip on the suitcases - it makes me feel sane.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:05 AM   #34
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We leave on Saturday and I haven't started packing. I will pack the day before we leave.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:05 AM   #35
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If we are leaving the house prior to 8:00 or 9:00 am I will pack the night before. If leaving the house after that time, I'll pack that morning.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:26 AM   #36
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We're not going until December, but if I could start packing now I would lol. Even the thought of waiting until the last minute makes me nervous.

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Old 05-19-2013, 09:13 AM   #37
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We leave in 16 days!!
The suitcases are out and piles started.
I love to pack.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:40 AM   #38
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Holy moley! After reading this, I'm starting to FREAK!!! We leave in 6 days, everything is scattered all over the house, and all my capris are in the attic! And I am going to be slammed at work this week.

I suppose I better go start digging out the ponchos!

Thanks for the motivation i.e. lighting a candle under my butt!!!
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:57 AM   #39
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I leave toiletries in my suitcase. The weekend before I look at them to see if anything needs refilled or replaced. I pack underwear a day or two before and pull the clothes I am bringing and set them out. I don't put my clothes in until the morning I leave, I don't want them sitting in there for days, more likely to get wrinkled.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:59 AM   #40
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We leave in 6 days and I haven't started and work week is going to be crazy

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Old 05-19-2013, 12:18 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by twoplustwins View Post
We leave in 13 days, yes we are counting!! when do you start packing? I'm ready to begin the process, but DH thinks it is still too soon.
In March for DLR I packed a week before. For our current WDW trip I packed yesterday (five days before.) My partner, though, packs the night before. Though I put together our quart TSA bags of toiletries three weeks in advance, just to get them out of the way. We only travel with one bag each (a carry-on), so it's probably easier to pack in advance when you're not taking too much. But if you have enough clothes to pack completely now and not impact what you'll wear between now and Disney, I say go for it! It's really great the night before your trip to know all you have to do is roll and go.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:38 PM   #42
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This year I'm planning on packing one week ahead. Last time I think I packed earlier and all I did was fuss with the suitcases, second guessing myself about everything.

This year I swear I won't do that.... yeah right.
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:17 PM   #43
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We're leaving for a week at WDW on Saturday and we strated packing last night!

So excited !!
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:40 PM   #44
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:42 PM   #45
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The day before also.
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