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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MJTraveler, we hope you enjoy your B2B on MardiGras in September. We are B2B on Liberty of the Seas in October so here's hoping we can talk about how nice our cruises were. Like you, we also keep much of our cruise supplies, gear and clothing separate from our other items so we could pack in an hour if necessary. I think some of the weeks or days ahead thinking is for beginning the enjoyment earlier. We also use the spreadsheet as a checklist for things like holding mail, registering credit cards for travel, signing up for our local police department's Home Watch service, etc.

I start about a week prior. I have a few plastic bins I put things in as I think of them. I put suitcases out and start tossing things in there. I really pack 2 days before to see If we have everything.

I usually start the week before vacation starts.


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