Finders Keepers
Finders Keepers, 1945.
Oil on canvas. Gil Elvgren.

As you may have noticed already I’ve decided to make this blog a bit more travel targeted too, not only by the cyber cruise but also besides that. I will still write some personal stuff too.

The word Packed in Swedish is Packad and the fun with that is that we also use that word for someone that is totally drunk ;-)

Do you have any odd travel packing habits?

I have. When we’re going to travel, I always have had problems to pack the suitcases. It takes time. It’s like it must mature before I can do it.

Very often I postpone it to the very last minute. Like in the middle of the night – meaning that I get no night sleep that night before going away. I have to sleep on the airplane to catch up.

One time I realized that it was so late in the night (we were catching an early morning plane), so it was no idea to go to bed at all!

So what did I do…?

I started to vacuum and cleaning our apartment – at 3 o’clock in the morning!

It was totally insane. I start to giggles every time I think about it now afterwards.

I’m not particularly nervous for the trips and I’m not afraid of flying, so I really don’t know why I have this silly behavior.

A general case of travel fever? *giggles*

As I’ve said before: I should adopt Mr Lifecruiser’s way of packing: just throw down every thing on the shelfs into the suitcase – and he is done. Sooo much easier!

Then of course, I look so much more stunning than Mr Lifecruiser in my luscious dresses I switch between…. *giggles*

Though I must admit that I’ve improved my packing technique since we’ve been away so much back in 2004-2005, almost every month. We were away over half of the year in 2005.

I know what to pack – I just not get my butt going!!!! *giggles*

Though the last trips we’ve done, (that hasn’t been a month long!), we’ve tried to have one bag each instead of the suitcases which is more difficult to handle. A soft bag is easier to carry than the hard suitcases.

Well, not that I carry any bags anyway, because of my back (poor Mr Lifecruiser!)…

Heard on a plane after landing:

“As you exit the plane, please make sure to gather all of your belongings. Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses.”

…and that’s another problem: to not leave something behind…

When I do pack, I’ve followed those packing advices:

OK, not the last one since we don’t surf, but I thought it were cool anyway ;-)

I do hope that I’ll have to pack my bag soon!

Captain Packed Lifecruiser

12 Comments on “Packed Packing Habit”

    Gattina said:

    I used to be very nervous when we travelled and started packing 2 weeks before the day we left and then i didn’t remember anymore what I had packed, lol ! Now I have a list and I pack in the last minute or rather I throw everything in my suitcase. At least I know then what I packed. It works perfectly. Today I served a special feast with coagulated blood candies and tomorrow I have a “scary story” i.e. getting stuck with a 2CV in an automatic car wash !

    that frolicsome kid said:

    I’m the complete opposite. I always try to travel light much to my dad’s displeasure (he always says “You’ll never know when you need it”), and I always obsess about proper organisation of my luggage! =P I realised this is already advised in the articles above, but I’ll say it again. =P Roll your clothes. It works for me, and my luggage looks neater. And you can actually pack more! =)

    Hahaha! You cleaned the apartment at 3 am? Hmm… you’re procrastinating! =P

    that frolicsome kid’s last blog post..Exams!

    Melli said:

    The only weird habit I have with packing (besides not doing it OFTEN enough) is that I’m a ROLLER! You know… I roll my clothes instead of folding them. I think it keeps them from getting too wrinkly. However… this LAST pack – the one to Savannah – I waited until the VERY last minute and did NOT roll… and I regretted it too! Not only did I forget half of what I wanted to take and take MUCH that I had no purpose for, but it all got wrinkly too – because I just threw it in the bag and was off! NEVER again!!! Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’… keep them doggies rollin’… RAWHIDE! (never mind…)

    Melli’s last blog post..Friday Feast #166 ~ … and Aloha Friday!!!

    .: mar said:

    I get to practice smart packing again next week as we are flying to Hamburg for four days. Only hand luggage as we hate to wait for luggage or worse yet: find out that our suitcases went somewhere else !! I will follow your smart links :)

    .: mar’s last blog post..photo hunt: pink

    international mom said:

    hi, I love your site. wow, what a great layout. is halloween popular in sweden.
    I’m quite new to the blogging world, and am out to make some new friends.
    ciao for now,

    RennyBA said:

    Depends on where I’m going and for how long as well as if its a business trip or just for pleasure. I like to take my time and start planning one day before. Packing for me is half the fun as it build up the anticipation and brings me into the right mood. In earlier days I used to pack to much stuff, but now I’ve realized that you get most of what you want on the destination too, so nothing you forget is actually a disaster.
    Like when I go to Tor and Anna tomorrow. Okay, just a short trip for two days, but as long as I have my teeth brush and a read wine bag, I know everything will work out fine *giggles*

    See you all for a Lifecruieser’s Halloween Party from Oslo with Tor and me tomorrow!

    RennyBA’s last blog post..Autumn Glory in the Adirondacks

    claudie said:

    I am very excited when I travel! I need so many luggages! when I go for a week i could stay one month with all things I pack!
    more I bring more I am fine. Poor Pierre!

    claudie’s last blog post..Potatoes party!

    Steve said:

    Traveling is what it’s all about. My drive from Michigan to California last summer was the best thing I ever did!

    Steve’s last blog post..In the Beginning


    I’m just like you! I will pack at the last minute and I cannot sleep the night before the flight. And I would also have difficulty sleeping on the plane. Only upon reaching my destination, then i would feel sleepy. What a bummer!

    aka R'acquel said:

    Have always been very efficient with the packing here ;) Best one was hotel hopping with Mitch where we didn’t pack anything and just bought everything that we needed as we needed it. We walked many km to the airport once but we had no passports, wishing that one day we can do it again (with passports) and just buy a plane ticket somehwere, then buy our way around the necessities without packing anything at all:D

    aka R’acquel’s last blog post..Psycho Pillows

    Chris said:

    I’m not a very nomadic traveler by any stretch of the imagination!
    I only moved three times in my life, but I have traveled around 7 times before in a plane to get to where I needed to go.

    I’m not a big fan of flying so I plan on popping a pill and ” Off we go, into the wild blue yonder …”

    BillyWarhol said:

    Well i certainly don’t like the “New” Security Packing we have to do with putting Shampoo + Mouthwash in with my Clothes Suitcase! I don’t exactly trust the Clowns working Screening Baggage to Tighten all the Caps properly! ;) ) I see a Nice Listerine Mint Blue Cardigan Sweater coming in my Future! Hopefully my Eufora Shampoo will wash out any Stains!!

    BillyWarhol’s last blog post..hillside houses

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