(Closed) NWR – When You Go Out Of Town, Who Packs?!

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
  • poll:
    We each pack our own stuff. We're both adults! : (108 votes)
    72 %
    My partner packs for me, so sweet! : (3 votes)
    2 %
    I pack for my partner, otherwise they'd be a train wreck. : (33 votes)
    22 %
    Other and/or we just go nude. (jk!) ;-) : (6 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    193 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    If I didnt pack, there would be no toothbrushes, underwear, shirts….we would end up with a pair of socks!  I pack as much as I can in our bags, and I LOVE when says something like “man, I really wish I had the blue shirt” and I whip it out.

    Post # 3
    193 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    oops, double post

    Post # 4
    4676 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I do the same!  I’m sure he could pack his own suitcase…  I mean, he did go on trips before we got together, right?  But I would rather do it to make sure!  Right now he is traveling a lot for work and I’ve been paking his suitcase every time he has to go.  The last time when he came back home he left ALL his shower stuff at the hotel!  It was about $15 worth of products…  (not too much, but still!) 

    Post # 5
    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @WineAndCupcakes:  hahaha that’s hilarious!   What exactly was he planning on doing with three socks?!  And NINE pairs of boxers?!  Wow…that’s taking the boy scout motto to the extreme!  

    Darling Husband and I travel a lot and we usually pack our own bags.  We both travelled a lot before meeting each other so we’re quite used to packing and have our own systems for doing so.  The one time I tried to pack for him (solely because he was really busy at work and I had time to do it), he basically unpacked everything and repacked it the way he likes it.  So far, our system has worked well…

    Post # 6
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I pack for both of us; we usually just take one big suitcase between the two of us anyways so it’s easier. And if I didn’t pack we wouldn’t have little things like toothbrushes and poofs for body wash.

    Post # 7
    4144 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    We pack out own things.  He’s pretty good and I’m normally the scatty one.  That said, we both remind each other of things.  He’s good at packing light and gives me a funny look when I insist on packing more that one pair of shoes (different styles!).  I also use up a lot of space with my hairdryer and diffuser.  I’m also quite a cold person (as in I feel the cold) so even if we’re going somewhere hot I insist on lots of warm things.  I always end up taking something “smart” too.  There’s always a lot of things unworn when we return.

    When he moved to Singapore I helped him pack his bag.  He took so little!  And I was fussing. ETA: mainly because I have a packing system and he just chucks it all in.

    Post # 9
    2416 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We both pack but I generally have to remind him about belts, contacts, etc. and he will do the same and remind me about my hair straightener, etc.

    Post # 10
    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We both pack.  He’ll pack all of ours or vice versa.  There’s days where we pack our own stuff.  FI used to travel for work so he’s pretty good with it.  If anything I’m the one who forgets everything.

    Post # 11
    11391 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We both pack.

    When we go places like oh say, a nascar race, my husband packs everything he knows we will need – ponchos, seat pads, sunglasses, ect. I pack other things like clothes, jackets, ect.

    If we go somewhere we will be staying for a while (days) then I will make sure everything clothes wise that we need is washed & have it all laid out & we pack it together.

    Post # 12
    46413 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I have no problem with what he packs for himself. He dreses well and packs well.

    A tip for those who haven’t travelled much. If we are flying, after we have chosen what we are going to take, we pack half ( half of the undewear, half of the shirts, pants etc) in each suitcase so in case one piece of luggage is lost we each still have some clothes to wear.

    Post # 13
    6349 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I pack; I have it down to a fine art. When we go it’s usually for 2 weeks long-haul so I like to make sure we have things like a basic first-aid kit, enough sunscream, etc. Oh, and he MASSIVELY over-packs so I have to reign him in and insist that 20 shirts and 7 pairs of pants and 7 pairs of shoes are OTT and that he can scale down to half that lol.

    Also, we pack half and half, so if one of our cases doesn’t show up, we have a decent amounf of stuff with us.

    Post # 14
    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I have to pack for Fiance no matter where he/we go or what we do.  That man is useless with a suitcase.  And it’s not even so much that he packs the wrong stuff, but that he’ll wait until the morning of his 6am flight to pack for his two-week trip across the country.  It stresses me out so much I need to just pack for him a day in advance.

    Then again, this is the man who routinely runs out of underwear because he doesn’t like doing laundry but won’t tell me when he’s down to two or three pairs (can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to rush to do laundry the day before one of his business trips because he’s going for a week but only has 2 pairs of clean boxers left). 

    Post # 15
    1199 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I pick out my clothes, but FH likes to pack the suitcase.  I just throw stuff on the bed.  However he always has to go over a checklist with me before he leaves for a trip to make sure he didn’t forget anything.

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