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packing for a 2 weeks holiday ......

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AuntyQuated Tue 26-Jul-05 18:23:27

how many clothes do you take?

RTKangaMummy Tue 26-Jul-05 18:24:21

TOO MANY

pack a bit of everyone in each case then if one gets lost you are ok

AuntyQuated Tue 26-Jul-05 18:25:12

just just add -
we are going to The Loire so weather not looking too good there just now.

dd is 9

ds is 6

someone suggested 23 pairs of shorts and 5 t-shirts each?
i don't think i could cope with so few but laways take too many

AuntyQuated Tue 26-Jul-05 18:25:58

if it gets lost we will be lost with it...we are driving

Fran1 Tue 26-Jul-05 18:26:42

Loads

No i try and take a weeks worth of clothes to wear in evenings planning on wearing them twice.

If going somewhere hot, i just take bikinis and sarongs for round the pool. And probably about 5 day outfits - dresses/shorts and t-shirts.

And i used to take lots of shoes for all eventualites, but now i just take one pair of trainer type shoes for adventures and one pair of smart flip flop types and live in those as my feet are too hot to wear anything else!

Fran1 Tue 26-Jul-05 18:27:44

23 pairs of shorts???????

is that a misprint?

I don't own that many

AuntyQuated Tue 26-Jul-05 18:28:53

oh dear...yes it was supposed to say 3

Hulababy Tue 26-Jul-05 18:30:26

Way too much! I haven't yet mastered the art of travelling light.

Fran1 Tue 26-Jul-05 18:34:56

phew thats more appropriate!!

Yes for the children i'd probably do the same.

Take some travel wash in case they get any stains in them you need washed out. They won't be wearing them very much anyway!

hiddenmum Tue 26-Jul-05 18:48:40

i was advised once to lay out everything you want to take with you and then just pack half (obviously making sure you have an even selection of tops/trouser/shorts etc)

AuntyQuated Tue 26-Jul-05 19:08:14

how do people manage on a plane??

RTKangaMummy Tue 26-Jul-05 19:23:35



How many clothes do they get though in a week at home?

Put all of them out and then co ordinate them so you can mix and match

Put some back away again.

Are you near shops if you need something you haven't taken?

Agree with washing stuff, we use tube of travel wash

We always take too many on planes as well, and take an extra bag inside so don't have to worry about packing too brill on way home

AuntyQuated Tue 26-Jul-05 19:48:02

on top of the clothes there are books, games, bedding, towels, lotions and potions, documents etc etc etc etc etc etc etc

and no roof box

RTKangaMummy Tue 26-Jul-05 20:14:55

Are you in hotel or camping?

If it doesn't matter what you look like on arrival

When we pack up to go to sussex etc we use plastic bags or bin bags cos they change shape and so can pack the car very well.

You can pack all the little spaces

rather than just suitcases which leave lots of gaps IYSWIM

AuntyQuated Tue 26-Jul-05 21:01:25

caravanning...we use soft bags rather than suitcases.
it's not really fitting it all in it's just the fact that we take too much.
dh has 9 pairs of shorts---crazy.
it might rain for a fortnight

RTKangaMummy Tue 26-Jul-05 21:04:18

Pack for him and hide the others << evil grin >>

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