Monday, July 28, 2008


I think that one of the hardest parts about coming back from vacation is unpacking the suitcases and doing the laundry.

I have always had problems unpacking my suitcases.

They tend to just sit in a corner of the bedroom or (gasp) in the living room for days and sometimes even weeks.

Usually the suitcases get emptied fairly quickly, but not put away.

The laundry usually gets done in a day or two.

I find that the stuff in the suitcases are just difficult to put away - I mean, you've got bathroom items, bedroom items, closet items, books, souvenirs, notes, snacks, etc. You can't just take the suitcase to the laundry room and drop all contents onto the floor and wash.

It takes thought.

It takes effort.

It also only takes about 10 minutes if you just do it.

Which is what I did today when I got home from work.

I gathered up a laundry basket and the suitcase and both of our carry-ons. I put all of the dirty clothes into the laundry basket and then put everything else away...even the cases, themselves. I put the books away, put the toiletries in the bathrooms (mine and his) and thankfully, we didn't have any souvenirs, just one card and a few business cards.

I did three loads of laundry tonight (and put it all away, too!) so there is hardly any sign that we left town for a few days.

I also won't run into a wayward suitcase in the middle of the night because they are high up on the shelf in the closet. Out of sight. Put away until the next trip. It feels really good.

Have a great day!


Genny said...

I agree, unpacking is never fun (and neither is packing...LOL). But going on vacation sure is! Hope you have a great day!

Denise said...

Good job! We got back saturday and i think i lost one of my bags...

anne said...

Hi! just saw your post on my blog. !
Thanks :)
I always have to unpack right away...otherwise it will sit, and sit, and sit, and get the picture.
Hope your vacation was a blast!
Pics to come?

Anonymous said...

I would like to say I did the same. I would LIKE to say that. But I can't. Vacation "threw up" all over my house.

Kirby3131 said...

I'm glad you all know what I'm talking about. I would have never guessed that other folks had the same issues with unpacking.

Thanks for the comments!

Denise said...

We're leaving for another week on Sunday. Still can't find that bag...Still have 2 completely untouched bags. I'll just put those back in the car, thank you very much!

"J" said...

Can I just say that I soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo agree with what you wrote, "I think that one of the hardest parts about coming back from vacation is unpacking the suitcases and doing the laundry."

I feel ya!!!!

You know what I can't stand...
We have been living out of bags since we started working on our house! Each weekend we go up to the house and work...we pack our work clothes, maybe some going out clothes and maybe a swim suit! Lets just say I stopped unpacking my bag back in May! lol For real....I feel like I'm living out of a bag 7 days a week! It's getting old! 2 more months to go! We are moving in at the end of Sept!