Did I mention that I was obsessive? If we go to Florida in early spring then I start looking at clothes for Ty a couple months before we leave and throw what does fit and is fit to take if you know what I mean! But shampoo and extra tylenol, sunscreen ect. If it's our ski trip, usually 1 week prior to pack all the food and plan menus. Anywhere else 3 to 4 days. This trip to Disney, we will still be wearing our summer clothes here. A first!!! Although it can be turning cool by then too!