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When you travel, do you usually pack too little or too much?

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I used to pack too much, however after my first trip to Europe many years ago, I realised I only wear the same few clothes all the time anyway, so generally pack about half what I used to.

Last time I went on a cruise however, I did the same -wore the same few clothes and could have packed far less but on a cruise I get worried that I cannot wear the same thing every night, but after one day at sea, I didnt care what I wore!

Couldnt be bothered getting dressed up.
by Finy
I used to be very organised and write lots of lists, planning outfits for every day I was away and working out exactly what other things I needed..... then I got older and more intolerant for time spent writing such lists! So now I just throw things in a suitcase and wear them or not as I see fit at the time. So sometimes it's too much and sometimes it's not enough but mostly I'm happy to say it works out just right!
I have always travelled light!! I have never worried about only taking a few sets of clothes.As long as I can hand wash my underwear at night,then I am a happy traveller!! I would rather take too little and have lots of space to fill with goodies found on the trip away from home!!
Generally pack too much - just in case!
by Fran
The only place I travel is to my grandparents, and I leave spare clothes with me up there, so I pack the minimum.
I have travelled a bit, so I make a point for overseas, to just pack one medium bag on wheels.

Plus I normally buy overseas my new clothes.(USA).
So I need to then bring back a suitcase as well as the one I went with!
Old hand at this packing thing :)

Have travelled a bit but still manage to pack too much! Getting better as I get older. Always seem to pack way too much in winter, not sure why.
I tend to pack too much - but I am getting better at it
by AJ
Too much, just in case.
by Vee
I tend to pack too much, always gets me in trouble.
Probably too much, especially on longer trips, as I always seem to be lugging around bags that are too heavy. However, it's SO hard to know what to ditch as most things I pack are seemingly essential.
Neither! After many years' of experience, have got it 'just right'!
Try & take a Cabin Bag where I can also! Saves soooo much time upon arrival!
Bon Voyage!
I've gradually decreased from the large amount I used to pack as it occurred to me that I can buy anything I need over in the other area I'm going to...and the less I pack, the more room there is for souvenirs!
I started using the Vacuum bags so I could fit more in but the catch to that is, you need to check if there is a vacuum at the other end . I am getting better at not putting so much in.

As a former girl guide leader I learnt to pack light. I hand wash my underwear whilst travelling so only take 5 pairs even on a long trip, take light tops that don't need ironing, an umbrella and poncho, a warm jacket and 2 good outfits for dining, the bottoms of which I can also use for day wear, and small sized cosmetics packed in see-through plastic pouches or plastic bags. I use my toiletry bags on home soil as I tend to travel lightly with clothing here as well. But my husband is so different. Shoes for different outfits, clothes that need pressing mostly and a heck of a lot more that he doesn't need.
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