Question of the day

When you travel, you you pack too much or too little?

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10 Responses to Question of the day

  1. SKL says:

    Usually, a little too much. I have traveled a lot, though, so I am relatively good about not over-doing it. But when traveling with little kids, you kind of have to be a little more prepared.

    For the vacation we just went on, we left on the 31st and got back on the 8th. For myself and my kids (total), I packed 2 suitcases and 3 small carry-ons. That included a bunch of birthday presents for my daughter. And my work computer, of course.

  2. mssc54 says:

    My packing is, “Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.”

    I’m an over packer.

  3. Laura says:

    When I was a kid, I’d go on road trips with my parents. Often, they were two weeks or more. There were three of us in the car (a 4-door sedan, but not a big one), and we always had a 5-man cabin tent and two large coolers, one for “cold” stuff and one for “dry” stuff, as well as our cook-kit/washing stuff/drinking jug. So those things had their allotted space. After that, came mom and dad’s suitcases. Dad once took me out to the car a couple days before, with the stuff in there (coolers and suitcases not packed yet), pointed to a small space and said, “see that spot? That’s how much space you have. If what you bring doesn’t fit in that space, it doesn’t go.”

    I learned to pack VERY light.

  4. Jenny says:

    I pack lots!!

  5. Just a Mom says:

    I pack for one extra day but as a good scout I pack it very tightly!
    I crack up with the way my girl scouts pack! You would think they are going away for a month instead of a weekend. I have told them all the next person who brings a suitcase camping, I am going to make them repack their stuff into their pillowcase!

  6. Joseph says:

    If I can get away with it, I try to pack into a carry-on only, especially for work.
    But I’m the type to pack every ‘just-in-case’ item, so it becomes hard.

  7. Joy says:

    I WAY over pack. I could probably stay a month for what I pack for a week (providing there’s a laundromat) and I’m CRAZY about gift shops so I always take more clothes home than I went with.

    • SKL says:

      That’s the thing about clothes – I should just assume that we’re going to buy some clothes if we’re going to a tourist destination. On our cruise, I didn’t buy anything, but the aunties bought the girls each at least 2 dresses and 2 t-shirts. Besides, they spent a lot of the time in bathing suits. So although I packed relatively light, we had a couple of extra outfits that we didn’t need to pack.

      On the other hand, I had only brought for myself 2 pairs of jeans (including the one I was wearing), 1 pair of “nice” pants, and 1 pair of shorts. On the plane ride to San Juan, Miss E spilled her juice on both of us. So I changed to the other jeans in San Juan, but then something else got spilled on them, so I never had any really clean jeans the whole time.

  8. Nikki says:

    If I have the room, I way over pack. On purpose! You never know!

  9. Karen Joy says:

    WAY over pack then I end up never wearing half the clothes I brought.

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