Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Art of Packing...


Sigh, I'm not done packing yet ^_^; The worst is that I'm not even home right now. My sister has her final exam from 9am to noon and so I'm in town. Going to run a few errands shortly - such as going to the library LOL. Initially, I was planning to just get home, grab our stuff and be out of the door... but now,  we're going to rush home to finish packing ^_^;

I have a love/hate relationship with packing. I love folding stuff, figuring out how everything will fit in the suitcases... and I'm a wiz at that LOL. Ask Cindy if you don't believe me! When I went to visit her, I only had one suitcase and my backpack... So it was bursting at the seam, but hey, I brought back 58 books! So coming back home is not a problem... the hate part is packing up to leave :( It's a very fine line between over-packing and under-packing ^_^; So I'm having difficulties figuring out what to bring with me, especially because of the weather ^_^;

Every time my sister looks at the suitcases, she gives me a weird look... Although she's not a reference since it happens every time we're going on a trip. Also, this time, I'm figuring I can just throw the stuff in the car and not worry too much about it since I'm driving... But then, I remember I'm leaving my car with Hils... Ugh.

So I think I have the basics... of course, it's hard to tell because the last load of laundry was still drying when I left the house ^_^; But hopefully, we can finish packing as fast as possible... without forgetting everything!!

I'll post some pictures later today... once I make it to Hils LOL. I didn't think of taking some this morning and it'll be a mad rush.

EDIT: And this is what we ended up taking with us... Mind you, taking with us!! Seriously, what was I thinking? LOL. By the way, the suitcase you see there? It's not the same suitcase as in the pic above. That suitcase is hidden under my pillow LOL.

9 comments:

  1. LOL Nath! You'll be fine! I love the art of packing as well... but I always, always under pack. I hate carrying too much. ;P

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  2. Have an awesome time and check out all those fabulous authors for me as well!

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  3. *lol* I remember being very impressed with the backpack and 1 suitcase! I'm a horrible packer but I usually over pack and that includes books.

    For me it's that packing for the trip back that undoes me ;)

    Have a great time Nath - you've earned it!

    CindyS

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  4. I can't just throw things in - I have to have a list & check it off as I go. LOL Then I lay everything out on the bed, double check the list then pack. OCD much?! LMAO

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  5. 58 books? I am in awe at your packing maestro-ness. Also your ability to port said suitcase, omg. (Thinking of my experiences trying to transport suitcases on the tube!))

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  6. Hilcia - LOL, you're lucky then, Hils. I always over-pack ^_^; I think too much, thinking about possibilities and options LOL.

    Tabitha - Thanks Tabs!! We really wished you'd be there with us! :)

    Cindy - LOL, have Bob do it then :)

    Yeah, I remember that day. Man my backpack was huge, LOL. Probably if I fell on my back I wouldn't have been able to stand up again LOL.

    This time I was really a good girl. I didn't bring that many books... cos I figured, you know LOL...

    Leslie - That's good actually, Les. It's organized!! I just throw in everything, then take it out and re-pack... at the same time, I also debate - do I really need this or not? LOL.

    FD - Yeah, 58 books ^_^; Suitcase on wheels with a handle - best invention ever, FD :)

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  7. Packing to go anywhere is one of those things I am good at so leave until all the other stuff is done before I have to leave. The last couple of trips I took, I just stayed up all night--we were leaving for the airport at 4 am, so why go to bed? But it also frustrates me because of needing to know weather, activities, etc, and I inevitably take way too much stuff. I am going to try the rule the airline employees use: Pack what you need and then take out 1/3 of it just before you leave. I think I would have done well to remember that the last few times out the door. Enjoyed your post lots.

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  8. Hmmmm the title of this post reminded me of Jerome K Jerome's short story.

    I love his humor! :)

    My husband is better packer than I am. I tend to fold and keep things as I reach them. And if they don't fit. I will sit on the suitcase to shut it. LOL!

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  9. Dr J - Oh, that's a good strategy, Judith! I always end up staying up to pack as well. I can't help it... and really, it's hard packing when you don't know what's going to happen... of course, on some trips, you can easily say: Oh, if I'm missing something, I'll buy it.

    Brahmin - LOL, making everything fit in the suitcase is my favorite part of packing... there's a reason I'm so good at Tetris LOL!

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