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If I am preparing before my travel and I pack my things, how can I better describe this process in conversational speech, "packing up one's things" or "I pack up one's things"?

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You're "packing for the trip", "packing your bags", "packing your things", or "getting packed":

I'd better go pack for the trip.

I'd better go pack my bags.

I'd better go pack my things.

I'd better go and get packed.

All of those are equivalent, and common in conversational speech.

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thanks for helping! – Nikolay Ostroushko Mar 20 '11 at 23:08
But not "I pack up one's things", or "I'm packing one's things"! – Colin Fine Mar 21 '11 at 12:36

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