Everybody says it: “This time, things will be different.”
Every time any person clicks ‘book’ on their next holiday, a little shudder of panic flows through them. Packing panic.
Packing panic is a panic that is perfectly justified because everybody knows that no matter how many times we leave our packing to the last minute – no matter how many times we learn that horrible lesson – we’re convinced that next time will be different. The shudder that packing panic sends down your spine is your body trying to tell you that you need to be more organised this time. Make lists! Clean and iron clothes! Call ahead to the hotel and check what you need!
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Unfortunately, it seems to be in our human nature to ignore packing panic. In fact, it’s universally accepted that packing panic only yields actual results (in other words getting you to start bloody packing) in the final 24 hours before one leaves for a holiday.
Don’t deny it. You know it’s true.
So, in an effort to help you recognise packing panic, we’ve listed the stages here.
Good luck, traveller.
1. Two Weeks Before:
You’ve totally got this. You are going to be so organised this time. See? You’re already thinking about how organised you are and the trip is still two weeks away. So. Freaking. Organised. This is you:
2. One Week Before:
Wait, WHAT? You’re holiday is in a week? How did that happen? Better start packing. But might just do a bit of this first:
3. A Few Days Before:
Okay, you are definitely going to get your stuff together tonight. At least plan everything you need in your head. This won’t take long at all. It’s going to be totally fine, right? RIGHT?