To Pack Or Not To Pack – That is the Question

So, we’ve got one whole week until I go away on holiday and I’m already getting the urge to pack. This is nothing new. I like to be organised, and I quite like to have my case out in plenty of time to fill it to the brim.

Alex hates this with a passion. He says it only takes him five minutes to pack – Which is actually quite a hefty exaggeration, as much as he argues against it! I like to call him the holiday lead man… He certainly takes at least a few hours looking for and packing up all the leads that we need to take with us. Laptops, cameras, phones, adaptor plugs, you name he will pack it in his peculiar lead bag. Then, he might think about packing some clothes once that’s done. MUST PACK LEADS FIRST!

I’ve got better at packing – Mainly because I need to delay getting the case out, due to the fat cat and his urge to sit in it or on it! It’s not like I haven’t had years of practice. I’ve been packing and unpacking since I went to boarding school, at the age of seven.

Still, I wouldn’t mind if Alex got the cases down from the loft tonight and at least gave me the option to start. It just makes the holiday seem so much closer, and I certainly do hate the last minute rushing about.

Do you take ages to pack? Or do you leave it all until the last minute?

8 Responses

  1. Megan@MondayMorningMusings March 21, 2012 / 5:17 pm

    So cute! How can you resist that face?

    I pack two hours before we leave for the airport. And by *I*, I mean I pack, me-myself-I-solo-solitary for the whole family. But I spend the prior week jotting down things that I need to remember to pack on a big notepad. So when the time comes, I have pretty much everything written down. I pile everything on my bed and check off my list, then stuff them.. I mean neatly arrange them… in the suitcases. Voila!

    Happy packing :)

    • seebyzoe March 21, 2012 / 10:16 pm

      I’m well known for forgetting things… Must make that list!

  2. Katie Poole March 21, 2012 / 5:24 pm

    I always pull an all-nighter to pack before I fly, but it’s only really useful for long-haul flights because it kicks my jet lag to the curb! (Otherwise I become an absolute grump!!)

    Where are you headed?

    • seebyzoe March 21, 2012 / 10:15 pm

      We are heading to San Fran and LA. Can’t wait :)
      I think I’d struggle with an all-nighter!

      • Katie Poole March 23, 2012 / 9:20 am

        I usually just zone out for the entirety of long-haul (anything 5+ hours) flights so it helps kick the jet lag, but when I fly to mainland Europe it makes things a bit miserable!! haha

        And you’re going to love LA – it’s so much fun out there! Can’t wait till I get a chance to go back. :)

  3. MelisaB March 22, 2012 / 10:51 am

    I am very similar – like to start the whole process at least a week before…….. then realise that I need most of the stuff I have packed!

    • seebyzoe March 22, 2012 / 11:13 am

      haha! That’s exactly what I do!

  4. glamorous glutton May 17, 2012 / 7:37 pm

    I put off packing for as long as possible but not so’s that I’m rushing around when we should be leaving. Am I odd – I have a lead bag too!! It just ensures I can charge, play, phone and ipad to my hearts content when I’m away. GG

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