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Old 05-21-2013, 06:16 PM   #61
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I am the WORST at packing - I always plan on doing it but put it off and put it off until suddenly it's the night before and nothing is ready! I even make lists of things that I need (I'm a chronic list-maker) and still don't get around to packing until the very last minute. I need all you early packers to come make me do it
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:18 PM   #62
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we are 5 months out and there is already stuff in my suitcase
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:56 PM   #63
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I always have a "Disney" bag packed with a few things. I start packing clothes about 2 months in advance, but we all buy new clothes for our trips. I just put them in the bag as we buy them. 20+ trips and I've never forgotten anything (fingers crossed)
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:00 PM   #64
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We leave in 3 days and I've been packed completely (except a bath towel) for a week already
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:27 PM   #65
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For our last trip in April, I was 98% packed 1 month in advance. I was way less stressed before we left (I usually wait til the last minute in the past)
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:23 PM   #66
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We are 6 months out from our next WDW vacay and I have a big box in my walk in closet that I throw things in as I get them....

Then come September when I start putting summer clothes away...I'll put some of that in my closet too....

Then prob the beginning of November I will actually pull out the suitcases and really pack.

With all of that...we leave Dec 4th.

Guarantee, I will still be packing things up until the moment we leave for the airport!

I am packing for myself and my daughters...and my hubby....who will STILL have the nerve to complain about something I forgot to pack for him.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:17 PM   #67
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Originally Posted by Groomer Gal View Post
I am packing for myself and my daughters...and my hubby....who will STILL have the nerve to complain about something I forgot to pack for him.
Love it! I stopped packing for mine several years ago for this reason...now he overpacks for himself (12 golf shirts for a 7 day vacation for example) and it's not my fault. Of course it drives me crazy that he waits until the day before, but I figure I have myself, 3 kids, and the family supplies, he can do it!
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:21 PM   #68
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I am such a packing procrastinator. I always pack the night before a trip. Always! I suppose it helps that I'm only responsible for my own packing, no little ones to worry about! I'm usually done in 2 hours, tops. I've become a pro at making use of every inch of my suitcase. It's like a puzzle

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Old 05-21-2013, 10:53 PM   #69
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I don't start until a few hours before it's time to leave for the airport. Not sure why... Maybe it's just more fun that way. :-)
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:57 PM   #70
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I think I would be doing better if my kids would stop taking things out of the suitcases!
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:57 AM   #71
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I think I would be doing better if my kids would stop taking things out of the suitcases!

LOL! Been there but not with twins! They grow up so fast! But I remember those days!

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Old 05-28-2013, 03:51 PM   #72
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We leave in 15 days and as of right now I have bags full of new stuff all over my room at needs to be packed figure no sense in putting it away when I just have to pack it. Packing will be in full force next Thursday! So that give me about a week to pack!
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:35 PM   #73
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I actually start gathering stuff together two months in advance! I don't actually pack it until the week of, but I start to gather stuff in our guest room and check it off as I go. I find it less stressful that way.
Me too! In fact, because of the time of year that I go, I put aside my "vacation" clothes that I plan to take on vacation as I'm putting away my summer stuff the first week of September. (I live in Washington state and we definitely have seasonal clothes!) That way, I don't have to dig through everything I have to get only a few items.

I also keep a small plastic bin of WDW things I don't normally use other places or times of the year. Things like ponchos, mister fans, etc.
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