Raise your hand if you’re an overpacker. I know I am. For some reason, when I know I’m going to be living out of a suitcase for X number of days, I feel like I have to bring x2 of almost everything.
Apparently I’m not the only one though. The internets are filled with people who share my pain (and heavy luggage) of overpacking. Here are some of the funnier examples…
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
"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
At the point of packing for my trip where I’ve splayed out a dozen books and now have to read the first chapter of each one to choose the handful that I’ll overpack and never end up reading.
— Meghan Tonjes (@meghantonjes) April 8, 2018
Every time I go away I underpack (where are my socks?) or overpack (I have enough shirts to clothe the Game of Thrones cast for a month).
— Jason Pinter (@jasonpinter) September 13, 2016
i always overpack is this because of my star sign or is it something i have to take responsibility for
— sarah (@knittingay) March 29, 2019
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
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
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
When I travel i always pack 10 pairs of shoes and then wear the same crappy sneakers everyday. Why am I stupid?
— Lilly Singh (@Lilly) December 8, 2014
Me: *wears same bra weeks at a time and rotates between three outfits
Me, packing for vacation: *fills suitcase with 16 outfits and three different types of bras, "just in case"
— the Mom TruthBomb (@momTruthBomb) August 10, 2018
me trying not to overpack for a weekend pic.twitter.com/2GeigDaJxH
— sara 🛌 (@volcanicclover) April 4, 2019
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
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
Me: *has barely any hobbies*
Me, packing my carry on: "I will take these 14 books on pottery, and this French phrasebook because I really need to brush up on that even though I'm just going to Philadelphia, and also this crochet hook in case I want to learn how to make doilies"
— Geraldine (@everywhereist) May 2, 2018
I always get excited when I see purple luggage on the carousel then I realize that I "overpack" and those bags are too small to be mine.
— Javay da BAE. 🎄 (@JavaydaBAE) April 17, 2017
Everything, no cap. If you don't overpack, you're not packed. https://t.co/ffm6aaxxRZ
— jigga jeddi (@therealjeddimae) March 29, 2019
— New Dad. New Mom. (@NewDadNewMom) March 30, 2019
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
Honestly, does packing ever get better? Am I going to suck at this my entire life? Will I ever learn to not overpack for imaginary situations that certainly never happen?
— Sanaa (@sanaajatoi) March 30, 2019
“I will not overpack,I will not overpack, I WILL NOT overpack” I whisper to myself as I pack for a weekend but outfits for a month #overpack
— Alyson M Kramer (@AlysonMKramer) September 22, 2017
(Note from Joe: Don’t forget my favorite one:)
I love packing because it’s a time when I convince myself while I’m away, I’ll exercise and start flossing my teeth daily. pic.twitter.com/BjmTodC9gJ
— YourMileageMayVary (@YourMileageVary) February 27, 2019
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