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Do You Unpack or Live Out of Your Suitcase at Hotels?

mrosen814 2012/07/16 21:00:00
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Travelers: When do you live out of your suitcase in a hotel? And when do you unpack? This is a question asked by Stacy from BoardingArea.com. As a frequent traveler herself, whether it's for business or holiday, she is faced with the same question. After nine consecutive years on the road and almost 2,000 nights in hotels, she describes her methodology when it comes to handling one's packing and unpacking while traveling.

BOARDINGAREA.COM reports:
To unpack or not to unpack, that is the question.
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  • Ash-the-empress 2012/07/16 23:49:32
    Live Out of Suitcase
    Ash-the-empress
    +4
    It really depends on how long my stay is, but generally if it's under a week I stick with my suitcase.

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  • Mountainman 2012/12/07 19:02:29
    Live Out of Suitcase
    Mountainman
    I use to own a jewelry manufacturing plant and did 44 shows a year for 20 years...never unpacked a suitcase once!
  • Ty ~ PHAET 2012/07/21 12:25:55
    Live Out of Suitcase
    Ty ~ PHAET
    Primarily out of laziness. When I have three suitcases -- the largest one for my clothing, one for toiletries, and one for my books and notebooks and laptop -- I really don't feel like unpacking completely. The only thing I usually take out and leave out until I leave for home is soap and shampoo. Everything else is taken out as it's needed.
  • Luna Wren 2012/07/19 17:29:01
    Live Out of Suitcase
    Luna Wren
    I don't like to hang stuff up, I rarely do anyway...besides if I'm just going to put it back later what's the point?
  • Lady Winters 2012/07/19 17:07:07
    Live Out of Suitcase
    Lady Winters
    usually live out of the suitcase unless it's a longer stay. Or if I have anything that needs to be hung up.
  • Anonymouse ~superdoge~ 2012/07/19 16:40:55
    Live Out of Suitcase
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    I'm on holiday and living out of my suitcase at the moment. It's no biggie.
  • Michael 2012/07/19 15:38:26
    Live Out of Suitcase
    Michael
    First thing, don't put the suitcase on the floor or bed, bugs can crawl in (you now know how I think), put it on the folding tray. Use a "hanging" makeup/toiletries bag for the back of the bathroom door (and don't forget it), and when you do the original packing, layer your whole outfits for the day/night in sequence, if using a fold over, especially, the first on the "easiest out" middle inside place (so when you open the suite case fold it is on top). Often we travel by cruise ship and have a hotel stay for one night before boarding the ship (to make sure we don't miss it because of travel delays). In this case we check our luggage with the hotel's bell captain, and don't have to "lug" all our bags up to our room and save the tip also (however, tip when loading bags back into transport to ship). Another tip, collect all the hotel papers, notices, odds and ends off the counters and chest of drawers and put them in a drawer. That way when repacking it is easy to quickly scan the room aqnd not forget anything ESPECIALLY YOUR CHARGERS plugged into sockets). Bon Voyage
  • Sarah Alexander 2012/07/19 14:18:23
    Unpack
    Sarah Alexander
    Most the time I'm only in town for a little bit for work, but I still unpack to avoid wrinkled clothing.
  • tobe 2012/07/19 13:55:38
    Live Out of Suitcase
    tobe
    i don't make myself at home when I'm only gonna be there 30 nights
  • PJ Sweet Cheeks 2012/07/19 13:00:32
    Unpack
    PJ  Sweet Cheeks
    +1
    who wants wrinkled clothes!
    wrinkled clothes
  • zionosphere 2012/07/19 07:20:29
    Live Out of Suitcase
    zionosphere
    Welcome to The (Return to the) Age of the Bedbug.

    Check ahead: http://bedbugregistry.com/
  • emoanimegirl1000 2012/07/19 06:49:14
    Live Out of Suitcase
    emoanimegirl1000
    Im too lazy to unpack lolz
  • Airhead 2012/07/19 05:48:42
    Live Out of Suitcase
    Airhead
    I never really saw the point in unpacking; however, I will put clothes in drawers after I wash them.
  • Nikki<3 2012/07/19 05:24:01
    Live Out of Suitcase
    Nikki<3
    I'm too lazy to unpack after vacation :)
  • chas 2012/07/19 03:49:51
    Live Out of Suitcase
    chas
    for sanitary reasons mainly.
  • addie 2012/07/19 03:43:47
    Live Out of Suitcase
    addie
    I do not even unpack my laundry when it comes back and I have lived in this apartment for 4 years and I am still not fully unpacked!
    I certainly do not unpack for some little trip somewhere! lol
  • Michael S. 2012/07/19 02:39:00
    Live Out of Suitcase
    Michael S.
    If your suitcase is big enough, you can do one better: Live INSIDE it! :D
  • Soapstone 2012/07/19 01:40:19
    Live Out of Suitcase
    Soapstone
    For many years I traveled for a company I worked for. It got to the point that I felt comfortable in airports. I lived in hotels but lived out of a suitcase.
  • May 2012/07/19 00:40:38
    Unpack
    May
    It depends on how long your stay is at one particular place. If it is one night, leave it in the suitcase. If it is for several days, it is handier to unpack.
  • Muver 2012/07/19 00:11:24
    Live Out of Suitcase
    Muver
    For the most part...but of course I do hang up quite a bit, and remove shoes, and toiletries...
    My husband prefers to totally unpack and put things in drawers....and many times he has forgotten items...
  • LoverDearest 2012/07/18 23:59:12
    Live Out of Suitcase
    LoverDearest
    And that suitcase is pretty damn full.
  • ..tisha... 2012/07/18 23:41:37
    Live Out of Suitcase
    ..tisha...
    Everything stays in the suitcase... So I don't have to pack a second time.
  • The Impossible Girl ✿ 2012/07/18 20:53:24
    Unpack
    The Impossible Girl ✿
    I organize my things in drawers or on a table.. And only put it all away when it's time to leave, so that I don't create a tornado of a mess in the bag, and I can put everything back in the way I had it before.
  • Ozymandias 2012/07/18 20:50:08
    Live Out of Suitcase
    Ozymandias
    If I'll be gone for only a few days, I'll just live out of my suitcase.
  • AM 2012/07/18 20:40:47
  • AvaC 2012/07/18 19:46:42
    Live Out of Suitcase
    AvaC
    +1
    Even if I'm staying for a long period of time, I usually don't ever feel like fully unpacking.
  • Lanikai 2012/07/18 19:14:34
    Live Out of Suitcase
    Lanikai
    +1
    giant ziplock bag


    I pack one of these per suitcase. Place the dirties in it at the end of the day. So, we keep everything sorted and when we get home, I grab the big ziplock and head for the laundry room. Makes packing easier and keeps things sorted while off from home.
  • Red Branch 2012/07/18 16:02:09
    Live Out of Suitcase
    Red Branch
    +1
    Simple enough.
  • King Trillionaire 2012/07/18 15:30:50
    Unpack
    King Trillionaire
    Partially
  • PapaBC 2012/07/18 15:18:46
    Unpack
    PapaBC
    Actually it depends on the number of nights that stay is.
  • concerned dude 2012/07/18 14:56:05
    Live Out of Suitcase
    concerned dude
    +1
    i never unpack. too much hassle and waste of time. plus, bed bugs, urgh.
    bed bugs
  • Andy 2012/07/18 14:20:17
    Unpack
    Andy
    Cleans up the room... makes it feel more like home
  • 001 2012/07/18 12:51:09
    Live Out of Suitcase
    001
    +1
    I only unpack when staying longer than two weeks.
  • Tom R 007 2012/07/18 08:23:32
    Live Out of Suitcase
    Tom R 007
    +1
    Too damn lazy!
  • Derbyhat 2012/07/18 07:08:04
    Unpack
    Derbyhat
    By unpacking, you have a chance to live for that period of time without the help of others putting things in the drawer that just don't belong there, like wrenches, flashlights, expired coupons, ....
  • freakoutnow... cuz mom's here 2012/07/18 06:58:38
    Live Out of Suitcase
    freakoutnow... cuz mom's here
    I only unpack certain things when I travel. How much of my stuff I unpack and what stuff I unpack also depends on how long my stay is going to be.
  • Marcus Clark 2012/07/18 06:02:31
    Live Out of Suitcase
    Marcus Clark
    +1
    Unless I'm staying for a while which is rare
  • junkme2342 2012/07/18 04:53:55
    Live Out of Suitcase
    junkme2342
    +2
    Don't want to forget something plus I hate packing in the first place. Why would I want to pack for the same trip twice?
  • Darkitec 2012/07/18 03:08:17
    Live Out of Suitcase
    Darkitec
    +1
    Since the great depression started in 2008, I've been living out of a suit case.
  • mark 2012/07/18 02:51:22
    Live Out of Suitcase
    mark
    +1
    Several of them. I'm always worried I'll leave something behind if I unpack.
  • Lanikai mark 2012/07/18 19:17:16
    Lanikai
    +1
    Get a few of these:

    Giant Zip lock bags Zip lock Big bags ]\

    Keeps everything sorted when traveling. Plus, and extra empty one is a great place to stick any purchases.

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