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Going on 10 day vacation to Europe and it’s taking about a week to shop,prep, pack. My DH thinks I am overthinking and I should be all packed and ready in 30 minutes.

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Or... pack nothing and do all your shopping there. Guarantee you will NEVER hear about overthinking/overpacking again. 😉

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My method is - throw a ton of stuff in or near a suitcase. Wait a day and then start editing and you’ll realize you don’t really need those shoes/skirt/whatever. And if you forget something you can just buy it there

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Well yes - you should be able to pack in a hour or so. Unless you don’t travel much already?

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My fiancé HATES that I pack a week before. I like doing all my laundry and packing way in advance so I have all my options

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For a trip like that, packing is part of the fun!

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Wow as consultants we travel every week so I can't imagine packing for any trip that early and for that long. I typically take 30 to 45 mins to pack for a long vacation. I have a checklist of stuff to carry for beach / city / nature / national parks / winter / rain / summer etc. so I just pack based on that. I will just think about if I need to buy something and buy those in advance.

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Make a list. I usually plan my outfits per day, that really makes me see the big picture - oh, it seems I don’t need 10 tops since half of the time I’m wearing dresses and maybe I can combine this in another way since I’m only wearing these pants once etc. I have no issue packing cosmetics as all my travel stuff is in one place and i choose makeup based on the outfits I put down. Depending on how much room I have I take more or less shoes - I guess where I always compromise is bags, there I try to go for one that fits all instead of the right one for each shoe... I don’t like shopping on holidays because it takes too much time away from the stuff I wanna do, but I also realized anything you forget you can most likely live without or buy on the spot

Enjoy Europea!

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