I have some experience in this department…
My family is spread out all over the place, so when we do have family gatherings every once in a while, you really get to see how these people pack.
My brothers and my dad, like me, pack light. Only the essentials and they’re probably forgetting a few things.
My sisters and my mom? Ha! It’s not a pretty sight, my friends…bags upon bags upon bags filled with things they’re never even going to touch over the course of the visit.
I don’t understand it, I never will, and I’m not even trying anymore after all these years.
It’s a sad state of affairs, I’ll tell you that much…
Let’s take a look at some people who went on the record and admitted that they probably have a serious overpacking problem.
1. You must look out for #1.
Can’t be caught off guard.
Me packing for anything ever: “gotta make sure I have at last 4 evening gowns, my entire lingerie collection and 0 comfortable footwear”.
— Arnesa Buljušmić-Kustura (@Rrrrnessa) March 2, 2018
2. Fashion Emergency!
What do I do? What do I do?
1. Take hours to overpack.
2. Arrive in destination city.
3. Change mind about attire.
? FASHION EMERGENCY! ?
5. Repeat over the years and around the globe. ?
— Mervyn Warren (@mervynwarren) December 18, 2017
3. You’ll need them all.
Don’t even think twice about it!
Black bra, white bra, strapless bra, sports bra.
— Deborah Why (@debyou5) April 7, 2018
4. Bring all your exercise gear.
Like that’s gonna happen…
Yes, I ALWAYS am certain that I will exercise on vacation more than I have ever exercised at any other time in my life
— Jennifer Kleine (@jennkleine) April 6, 2018
5. This should do it!
Just in case…
— Acacia Kersey (@AcaciaBrinley) October 6, 2017
6. It’s quite a workout.
Harder than lifting weights.
I love it when I overpack my suitcase so much that I’m dripping sweat trying to zip it closed.
— Taye Diggs (@TayeDiggs) July 28, 2013
7. You didn’t change!
That stinks that your luggage got lost, though.
4 years ago I did all this and more and my suitcase didn’t arrive in Venice when I did and has NEVER TO THIS DAY TURNED UP. Lost everything. You’d think this might have cured me but no, now my hand luggage has to have three days worth of clothes/underwear/makeup/etc too
— Natalie Wreyford (@nataliewreyford) June 25, 2019
8. That sounds reasonable.
You do you, okay?
ive worn the same shirt everyday for a week
[packing for vacation]
hmmm. i'll prob change a few times a day so thats…32 shirts
— jonny sun (@jonnysun) July 5, 2016
9. You didn’t use ANY OF IT.
Can we talk about this?
*packs laptop, two books, one magazine, one coloring book, and iphone for the plane*
*sits in silence the entire flight*
— Damon and Jo (@damonandjo) December 29, 2015
10. Let’s go on a trip!
It’s not overpacking, okay?
No I didn't "overpack." I just wanted all of my clothes to feel like they took a vacation.
— David Blue (@DavidBlue) September 19, 2016
11. Makes perfect sense.
Just go with it.
me usually: i will wear one outfit today and read a few pages of a single book
me packing: each day will demand a casual, formal and In Case Of Spillage ensemble and i need at least THREE books for the hour plane ride and I will arise at 6 to lift weights and must bring equipment
— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) April 6, 2018
12. They definitely don’t have those.
They also don’t have shampoo or soap.
"Surely a hotel won't have THIS" -Me, packing a hair dryer, every single time
— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) April 27, 2017
13. You must be prepared.
Because you never know…
It's funny how I pack like 75 outfits for 3 days of vacation while I wear the same outfit for two months straight when I'm home.
— Violet Benson ? (@Daddyissues__) September 9, 2016
14. This is practical.
At least it is in my world.
me: okay, gotta be practical while packing for camp
also me: what if it rains, that would make this practical pic.twitter.com/JqAtWPFufy
— tyler oakley (@tyleroakley) August 21, 2016
Now we want to hear from you.
Are you a light traveler, or do you pack every single thing you own even if you’re only leaving for a weekend?
Talk to us in the comments and tell us what’s up!