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Timeline for packing for your trip

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Timeline for packing for your trip

Ok. We booked Aug 22 2012 for our March 8 2013 trip to CA.

Summer ends in early September here.

So I have had all my summer (Cuba) clothes, snorkle stuff, sundries etc packed since Oct. 1.

All that is left to go in is my under garments.

Beloved says I am nuts.

I counter that I am well prepared and organized.


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21. Re: Timeline for packing for your trip

I pulled the luggage out last weekend, two weeks before we leave...and upset the dog.

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LOL - I head ya, debloves.....only for us, it's CATS....have to keep removing cat(s) from bag(s) as I pack.... Dogs don't care - they're outside ! <g>


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23. Re: Timeline for packing for your trip

We have the same problem with our two rescued cats. They love to get into suitcases. Our dog knows when the suitcases come out, he is off to the kennels for a week to see all his friends, lol. He actually gets excited, Maybe it's because he gets a break from the cats, lol.

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I have a spare room where I keep my suitcases, sandals and most of my summer clothes, as well as an always packed shave kit bag, and a large ziploc bag with all my medications and things like band-aids, immodium etc and all those type things that you cant find once your down there, but never know when you will need them.

SO with abut 50% of my packing always done, I bring the suitcase out about a week before I go to finish off the packing and pick up any last minute stuff that I need, usually snacks I want to bring..lol.

And my dog loves getting into the suitcase and anything else that she can while I am packing....doesnt seem to bother her. Just gets her excited and I probably should take her someday....maybe if I ever make it to Mexico cause she is a Chihuahua...lol

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I pack the day or evening before the trip, or on the morning of departure if it is an afternoon flight. I have a check list and I try to keep it to the bare minimum. Usually takes me an hour or less. Haven't been overweight yet, and when I go Club Class I am well under the weight allowance. :-)

I do always wonder, en route to the airport, what I have forgotten! (usually something I identified as being important, and then forgot to add to my list, e.g. plug for the sink drain, in case there isn't one, needed to give my underwater camera a good fresh water bath.)

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I always get excited to pack. I'll start gathering stuff early and convince myself that I'm bagging a few bargains but it's more to get myself in the holiday mood. But the suitcase doesn't come out until 2 weeks before I leave.

To be honest I'd start packing today if I could, but I have no summer clothes :(

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