This is so true for us! Except for the planning activities for kids part as we don’t have any.
If hubby and I are traveling internationally, I usually pack three or two weeks before the trip. Domestic trips that require air travel, I start packing a week before. For weekend getaways, on my day off work. My husband packs on departure day. I also make a list of things to bring, so I won’t forget my travel essentials. Hubby doesn’t need any kind of list!
Which type of packer are you?