When do you pack?

Out of pure excitement, how soon do you start packing? I'm a well known over packer and over thinker so I start about a month before hand. Clothes go in and out and by the time the trip comes, I know I'm positive about my choices. I have a neighbor that starts 3 months in advance and a co worker who packs the night before. Where are you all on that time line?

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My next one leaves May 2nd.. I've already made a spot in my closet of items i am taking. I am sure it will move from my closet to the guest room bed soon enough

I start packing about 2-3 weeks before my cruise. I f8nish the night before though with some clothes and things I use every day.

Well...normally WE pack 3 weeks ahead of time. I came home last night to a pile of laundry folded on the table, and a demand of "GET THE LUGGAGE FROM THE ATTIC"...

we dont leave home for another 98 days, and the only things not packed are underwear, medications, and my Class A uniform for the formal nights :Facepalm:

Ive been restricted to boot socks ONLY until we get back in May...

We keep containers with cruise supplies (certain clothing items and accessories). So no searching required. Suit cases come out about a week before. When we return - laundry then stuff goes back in the containers.

Well, we leave in June, so I guess I should start soon.

We go mid March and have not started to pack yet. Already know roughly what we will take. But prep is started such as making sure things are clean and ready to go and picking up needed things for the trip.

Due to work schedules, I am packing now, even though I'm not leaving for a month.

I start three to four weeks ahead. I pack things like swimsuits, "fancy" clothes, and things I won't be wearing until the cruise (in this case summer clothes since winter now). I also pack, ahead of time, my "cruise-esities" like the ribbon I hang on our mailbox so I can easily spot the cabin, snorkel gear, outlets, extention cord, etc. Hope you have lots of fun on your cruise!!

Our cruise is in June, but I will start to pack as soon as my new t shirts arrive. The ones that read :


I started tonight, went to CVS and got all the travel sized essentials! Next is packing, which for me is throwing everything in the suitcase. Finally, charging up all my electronics (one phone, one tablet, one camera, and two wireless headphones), then I'm done!


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