(Closed) Who packs for your trips?

posted 8 years ago in Travel
  • poll: who packs when you go on vacation?
    I pack EVERYTHING for both of us-- even his clothes : (26 votes)
    30 %
    I pack most stuff for us, but he packs his own clothes/toilettries : (35 votes)
    40 %
    It is pretty even, or we alternate : (24 votes)
    27 %
    He packs most stuff for us, I just pack my clothes/toilettries : (2 votes)
    2 %
    He packs everything for both of us-- even my clothes : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    6830 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We each pack our own stuff. 

    Post # 4
    3601 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I pack basically everything. If we need special things like maps, confirmations or if we are out of something we will need, I send him after them while I pack.

    Post # 5
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We both pack our own.  I pack anything we would both need, and then double check his stuff to make sure he hasn’t forgotten anything.

    I didn’t check at Christmas and the man forgot to pack a jacket.

    Post # 7
    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We each pack our own things but I always ask him “did you remember your toothbrush? deodarant?”


    Post # 8
    2054 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We pack our own things and have our seperate suitcases…I prefer it that way because Im a  VERY messy person…so my suitcase is completely turned upside down by the 2nd day of the trip and it annoys Fiance to no end! so we do our own thing 😉

    Post # 9
    14494 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    If I didn’t pack everything, the boys would head out for a week at the lake with just an overnight bag with two partial change of cloths, a fishing pole, and the paddle boat.  They would forget everything else.  They might remember the toilet paper, but that is still iffy.

    Post # 10
    1371 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We alternate, sometimes I pack it and sometimes he packs it.  I’m much better at going it on my own though; I have to tell him EXACTLY what to pack, whereas I can just pick out stuff for him on my own.

    Post # 11
    891 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I pack everything for us and always complain about it.  This is one of the few silly things we fight about in life.  He always wins and I pack for him and then I always forget something really  major like his contact solution or socks LOL Then he’ll get all mad and I’ll say, “See? That’s why you need to pack your own shit!”

    I don’t do it on purpose, I just literally get all flustered packing at the last minute (I’m a last minute packer) so I’m bound to forget something and it’s usually his stuff haha maybe one day he’ll learn and pack for himself  on the next trip.

    He also comes to me for what to wear right when i’m in the middle of doing my thing getting all dolled up (when we go out to a club with friends once in a while) and this also annoys me.  I mean I know he just wants my approval and for me to like what he wears but he’s such a guy.  He can’t even pick out an outfit and I’m like, “REALLY?” Just wear anything, you’ll look great no matter what” and he gets mad at me for not stopping what I’m doing and becoming his personal stylist.  Such a baby!  I’m trying to break him of this.

    Post # 12
    948 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I put out the items I want packed for me and Fiance usually packs everything, he’s really good at taking us from 4 bags, down to 3.  

    Post # 13
    130 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    If he packs for himself I can be sure I’ll still get blamed for not bringing essential items such as HIS undies/socks/toothbrush so its easier if I just pack for both of us!

    Post # 14
    130 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Oh this reminds me, we were travelling to a wedding last year and I had packed for the both of us the day before, he was picking me up from work on our way to the wedding, and the only, ONLY thing I asked him to pack for me was the bra I needed for the wedding outfit that was still drying on the line. Did he remember this one key item?? Don’t be silly. =)

    Post # 15
    3981 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I usually pack everything. Not because he wont but because I need to KNOW it went in! I usually have him double check and run down anything we might have missed… oh and take some of my clothes that I overpacked out… because I tend to do that.

    Post # 16
    336 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My Fiance is the world’s biggest over preparer and would never ever let me pack everything. He would pretty much take every item we own everywhere we go if possible. He has just gone home to visit hhis family, for 4 days mind you, and has taken at least 10 shirts underwear and pairs of socks, a 6 man tent, a portable hot water system, and about a billion other things. And yes, they have a house, and a bed for him to sleep with.

    When I say that maybe he’s getting a little carried away, he sings this:



    It’s just his one quirk, and I guess it’s kinda cute.



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