You come home from a vacation, or week long business trip. How long would you say it takes for you to be completely unpacked?

  • silverfox

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    Oct 13, 2009 3:39 PM GMT
    I just got home from a tennis tournament and I really can't get to bed (no matter what time I get in, in this case 8pm) until everything is put away, and laundry is at least started.

    My friend called me nuts (in regards to this I am thinking) and was curious how long it takes for you to get unpacked?

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    Oct 13, 2009 4:34 PM GMT
    Shamefully about a week. I toss the bag of dirty laundry in the hamper and gradually wear the clean clothes out of my suitcase until it is empty.

    I do however, have a freshly made made bed before I leave so I can curl in nice clean sheets.
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    Oct 13, 2009 6:31 PM GMT
    silverfox1 saidI just got home from a tennis tournament and I really can't get to bed (no matter what time I get in, in this case 8pm) until everything is put away, and laundry is at least started.

    My friend called me nuts (in regards to this I am thinking) and was curious how long it takes for you to get unpacked?



    well lol, ready, it took me six months to unpack two bags of luggage from my trip to Obama's Inauguration in January and the Staff Ball in DC. The other day I went in my basement to find a grey vest I wanted to wear with this hot numbered suit I got for 40.00 from Lord and Taylor (Consignment naturally), and I had to stifle through the clothes I havent laundered yet from one bag

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    Oct 13, 2009 6:35 PM GMT
    30 minutes to an hour? Maybe? :-)
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    Oct 13, 2009 6:56 PM GMT
    I grew up as an airline brat......had to go a whole lot of places (some good, some not so....) The trick is to leave your home absolutely in perfect condition - vacuumed, dusted, everything washed, ironed, etc. Then - when you come in (let's say on a Sunday night) you just drop laundry into the empty hamper; put toiletries and shoes / belts and suitcases away; hang up coats - and blissfully head for a shower and bed. You already have a ton of things to wear Monday - because everything is cleaned and ironed except the things you took with you - which you don't want to wear so soon anyway. I'm ready for bed in minutes.
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    Oct 13, 2009 7:07 PM GMT
    Under an hour.
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    Oct 13, 2009 7:12 PM GMT
    2-3 days.
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    Oct 13, 2009 7:20 PM GMT
    a day or so, depending on when my flight arrived back home.
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    Oct 13, 2009 7:26 PM GMT
    depends on the day and the time i return from the trip.

    week day and early time return (anything before 9pm) 1-2 days
    week day and late return 3-4 days

    a weekend return any time before 10PM same day
    a weekend return - late time of day - next day put away
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    Oct 13, 2009 7:44 PM GMT
    A couple of days, on average.
  • jrs1

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    Oct 13, 2009 7:46 PM GMT

    a couple minutes to an hour, depends on if I have eaten.
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    Oct 13, 2009 7:47 PM GMT
    I'm like you. I need to unpack and put it away.
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    Oct 13, 2009 8:15 PM GMT

    My place is in complete order and clean upon departure.

    I unpack and put everything away immediately upon return.

    But, I swear I'm not compulsive. Really!

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    Oct 13, 2009 8:54 PM GMT
    justinono said30 minutes to an hour? Maybe? :-)
    Yep I'm with him. Home, unpacked and put away, but then I also am one of those who puts their clothes in the dresser at a hotel. Laundry might wait until the regular Saturday loads.
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    Oct 13, 2009 9:06 PM GMT
    Clothing wise I have everything unpacked within an hour of being home, as almost everything should go to laundry (if we packed correctly). Depending on the time of arrival will probably do at least one load of laundry. All the personal care stuff is unpacked right away too. The last trip arrived home just after supper time, so did all the laundry over the course of the evening.
    The problem I have is the pile of reciepts that we have accumulated, along with brochures and maps. These tend to hang around for too long until they are put away! Need to work on a system for this! (Filing cabinet is already full!) Advice appreciated!!
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    Oct 13, 2009 10:09 PM GMT
    teapimp saidClothing wise I have everything unpacked within an hour of being home, as almost everything should go to laundry (if we packed correctly). Depending on the time of arrival will probably do at least one load of laundry. All the personal care stuff is unpacked right away too. The last trip arrived home just after supper time, so did all the laundry over the course of the evening.
    The problem I have is the pile of reciepts that we have accumulated, along with brochures and maps. These tend to hang around for too long until they are put away! Need to work on a system for this! (Filing cabinet is already full!) Advice appreciated!!


    throw the maps and brochures away. no purpose holding on to em.
    attach receipts to the credit card statement and file away, where i dunno. but away somewhere
  • cbrett

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    Oct 13, 2009 10:25 PM GMT
    NUTs go to bed icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 13, 2009 10:36 PM GMT
    I try to do everything before I leave so that I come home to a clean house and all I have to do is unpack and begin doing the laundry. In case I were to get home really late I would probably leave it until the morning since my house was already clean.
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    Oct 13, 2009 10:55 PM GMT
    Same way... got in today at 4pm, last load of laundry is in the drier. Shoes chnaged out - polished - suitcase is packed for another Thurs-Fri trip to Savannah. Back home Fri eve - leave for NYC for 4 days. I have been doing this for 13 years. It is second nature. I agree with leaving the house spotless. It just feels so much better to come home to a clean house.
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    Oct 13, 2009 10:56 PM GMT
    Until the next trip? icon_smile.gif
  • styrgan

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    Oct 13, 2009 11:05 PM GMT
    Completely unpacked?

    My clothing with be out within a day or two, but everything else runs upwards of a month.
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    Oct 13, 2009 11:09 PM GMT
    I throw it in a spare room and leave it nicely packed until the next time i do laundry or run to the cleaners. It would wait even longer if partner didn't remind me every day it's there icon_rolleyes.gif It's not that I'm lazy - I just have better things to do.
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    Oct 13, 2009 11:21 PM GMT
    For me it depends on what time I get home (day/nite) and if I planned my trip poorly and have to wrk the next day. I've been on vaca for the last 5 weeks and have been living w/ my bf in E Hampton about 2 hrs frm my house. I started bringing shit home last week just to get settled back into normalcy. I didn't realize how much crap I accumulated, between buying stuff and bringing some it's gonna take another day or so.
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    Oct 13, 2009 11:44 PM GMT
    An hour, maybe two.

    I might have a fairly cluttered living space, but I hate leaving things in bags/boxes.
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    Oct 14, 2009 12:16 AM GMT
    Blackguy4you had some good advice regarding my collection of receipts, maps and brochures:
    "throw the maps and brochures away. no purpose holding on to em.
    attach receipts to the credit card statement and file away, where i dunno. but away somewhere
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    All good - except I'm a bit of a pack rat, like to keep the maps and brochure for future travelling, or to pass along to friends that might visit the same place!! As for the receipts, just a matter of putting in the shredding envelope and taking it in to work!