When do you start packing?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by twoplustwins, May 18, 2013.

  1. kaelalala

    kaelalala Mouseketeer

    Mar 26, 2013
    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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  3. kthruz143

    kthruz143 Earning My Ears

    Jul 14, 2011
    we are 5 months out and there is already stuff in my suitcase
  4. Jonell

    Jonell DIS Veteran

    Oct 21, 2009
    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) :goodvibes
  5. fallen_angel727

    fallen_angel727 Here you leave today and enter the world of yester

    Oct 24, 2008
    We leave in 3 days and I've been packed completely (except a bath towel) for a week already
  6. elaw

    elaw DIS Veteran

    Jul 9, 2011
    For our last trip in April, I was 98% packed 1 month in advance.:confused3 I was way less stressed before we left (I usually wait til the last minute in the past)
  7. Groomer Gal

    Groomer Gal Mouseketeer

    Feb 17, 2012
    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! :rotfl2:

    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.
  8. DisneyDoc5

    DisneyDoc5 Making memories...

    May 7, 2008
    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!
  9. aVASTGrl

    aVASTGrl DIS Veteran

    Apr 27, 2012
    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 ;)
  10. BrdwayBoy

    BrdwayBoy "I know now that theatre saved my life." - S. Stro

    Nov 14, 2010
    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. :-)
  11. twoplustwins

    twoplustwins DIS Veteran

    Aug 4, 2009
    I think I would be doing better if my kids would stop taking things out of the suitcases! :rotfl:
  12. Southern Bell

    Southern Bell DIS Veteran

    Mar 22, 2011

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

    Have a magical trip! pixiedust:
  13. DevonsDisneyMom

    DevonsDisneyMom DIS Veteran

    Aug 1, 2009
    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!
  14. ZoZo

    ZoZo DIS Veteran

    Jun 16, 2005
    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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