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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:01 pm    Post subject: Packing the car Reply with quote

It's holiday season and the world over husbands and wives are battling on how much can actually fit into the car.

Bike carriers and roofboxes are supposed to ease the problem but am I alone in finding that "stuff" seems to expand to fill the available space?

As far as I am concerned, you take what you will definitely need - not what you think might possibly be useful on the one day in 10 years when a left handed widget removing thingy might come in handy. This is what shops and credit cards are for - when the need arises.

As you can tell, the day is soon arriving when this annual battle in my household WILL happen so any tips from my fellow forum friends on how to deal with packing woes?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the early days, mrs m was useless at packing for a holiday. Line up all available suitcases and holdalls and sweep the contents of the wardrobe in.

However, a year or two later she went through a period of travelling due to work. In other words, carrying her own luggage!!

Since then she had been a very efficient packer. Often takes less than me.

Well... Except for the toiletries, full size hairdrier and ghd straighteners, which often end up in my case!

So moral is... Get her to carry her own luggage.


Of course, we haven't done a trip with the 1 year old daughter. I suspect mrs m's packing technique will be shot to hell when that happens!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just be thankful you have the estate version!!!

I have roof-rack and bike rack and now another little person to contend with... And I'm sure we'll have to pack every single bloody toy that last got played with sometime in April, just in case it's missed Rolling Eyes

Still, at least the Mrs isn't complaining she doesn't have a Picasso - she recognises a good car when she drives one now.
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