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View Poll Results: Are you a good packer?
Yes, I roll (my clothes) in style. 41 82.00%
No, I have too many suitcases. 7 14.00%
I never go anywhere! 2 4.00%
Voters: 50. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-24-2014, 12:58 PM
Location: Kanada 🍁
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I am known in my family to pack all our luggage so well,compact and practical. My son was in the Army and you should see his packing
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:59 PM
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I was raised by a pack rat hoarder, you figure that one out.
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:31 PM
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I have traveled all over the US and the World and packed to what most people consider "heavy". My motto is: "It's better to bring it and not need it than to need it and not bring it."

I leave space in my suitcases to buy stuff, but I am not a fan of spending my vacations doing laundry everyday or wearing the same dirty clothes everyday.

For me carrying a few extra pounds in my suitcase isn't a problem. I'm not trying to shave off every ounce of weight.

On trips over two days, I bring a large checked suitcase. Even if there is extra room, I don't want to cram everything into a carryon.
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:04 PM
Location: South Carolina
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I pack very well and carry one and yes one suitcase and that is it especially if Im traveling in the usa . In foreign countrys I usually carry two suitcases but I still pack very well .
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:52 PM
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I am an excellent packer.. My wife and my 3 young grandkids just got back from a trip that went from So Cal to Northern Idaho and all thru Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California.. We took a 2006 Scion XB (like the one pictured) and I was able to fit everything in the rear space except the cooler and the sleeping bags..... Those went on the floor of the rear seat area....

We had a change of clothes for 5 days worth before we would have to wash them, swim trunks and vests, snacks, cosmetics etc.....

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Old 07-26-2014, 02:53 PM
Location: Venus
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Yes. I do all the packing. I tell Hubby to lay everything out that he wants to take. I usually need at least an hour or so to do the majority of the packing. It was a lot harder when we traveled other than JetBlue because we would use one suitcase for both of us since it cost $25 per suitcase. Now that we fly JetBlue, I pack two suitcases which gives me a lot of room.

I go through my clothes and lay out complete outfits (including underwear/socks) that I want to wear. Depending on how long we are going to go for, I try to take at least a week's worth of clothing and maybe add a couple of extra. Then it is a matter of fitting them into the suitcase. I always try to leave some room because we ALWAYS bring stuff back.

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Old 07-27-2014, 05:53 PM
Location: Castlederp
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I am a terrible packer! Always pack last minute and unpack days/weeks after as well..

Although I am good at getting what I need into the suitcase quickly and in good space!
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:16 AM
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I do pack light, still I'm an awful packer. Just don't get the hang of it!
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:41 AM
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Always check-in 1 suitcase and take a trolley (heavier than 7 kg but they never weigh it ), backpack and laptop on the plane with me but i must say my holidays in general are longer than average.
My girlfriend packs everything, she's just better at it.
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Old 08-03-2014, 07:02 AM
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I have a 20" rolling bag and a cross body. Between them I can go for a month, including clothes for a posh dinner, business meeting, and pretty much anything else.

I've ditched the laptop for an iPad--does everything I need it to do, and there is always the business center in the rare case it doesn't, and it's 1/3 the weight and size.
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