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mvazul
07-14-2007, 11:48 PM
There was someone on my pre-trip report who said she likes reading other's packing lists to get tips for her own packing. I have looked and didn't see a post for this, so I thought I woud start one. If there is a post, please disregard and I aplogize for starting another. If there isn't one, let's post our packing lists. Maybe someone has a good tip that could help your trip go much smoother. Also, please post who you will be packing for, ages (if you want) and when you will be going.

I'll start. I'm packing just for me (35), because I am going with my mother and sister the end of August.


Checked Bag:


Misty Mates
hair dryer/brush/hair spray
barrettes/ponytail holders
deodorant
tootbrush/toothpaste
ponchos
hand sanitizer (small bottle)
chamois towel
Oxy-Clean (small spray bottle)
Moleskin
short sleeved shirts
tank tops
shorts
bathing suit
sneakers/Birkenstocks/Crocs/Keens
socks
bras
underwear

Carry-On Bags:

laptop
camera/memory cards/battery/charger
cell phone/charger
sunglass clip/case
Ziploc bags
Band-Aids
sunscreen wipes
Aleve
plane tickets/flight insurance info
Disney info/reservation numbers
wallet
Cream Savers/Mentos
Unofficial Guide
So, come on........let's see those packing lists!!! ;)

siouxi31
07-15-2007, 08:50 AM
Good Idea, here's mine:

Carry-On
small backpack
boarding pass
confirmation #'s (hotel/air/car)
Annual Pass/Tickets
Dining Experience Card
Pass Holder
Sunglasses
Glasses
Contacts/solution
cameras/cords/batteries/disc
phones/chargers
laptops/cords
toothbrush
small toothepaste
vegetarian book
zagats book
reading book
gum
ibuprofin
1 bathing suit
1 pajamas
clothes for 1 day
keens (wear)
make-up
razor
directions to store if we have car
facial cleanser/lotion

Checked-in Luggage
uno
travel Connect 4
Sunscreen
shaving cream
pool bag
flip flops
bathing suits
shorts
underwear
bathing suit cover
socks
mugs
gym shoes
plastic baggies
family toothpaste
shampoo
conditioner
hair ponies
nail file
pajamas
ponchos

JanB
07-15-2007, 01:13 PM
This isn't a neat & tidy single packing list -- but it's a thread about things that people wish they had packed ...

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=743821

mvazul
07-15-2007, 10:24 PM
This isn't a neat & tidy single packing list -- but it's a thread about things that people wish they had packed ...

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=743821


Thank you very much! I haven't gotten all the way through it yet, but there are some good items on there!! :thumbsup2

Sooze
07-20-2007, 12:10 PM
I'm getting close to my one month mark, at which time I will start getting lists ready.. but these are a great start! I never remember to pack an outfit in my carry-on stuff, just in case!! Or a BATHING SUIT.. what a great idea!

I'll be sure to add mine to the thread. In the meantime, can anyone else post their's? I love getting ideas and reminders!

Thanks for the helpful thread:thumbsup2

FancyBrat
07-20-2007, 04:42 PM
My Packing List so far

Batteries
Film - Regular Camera as a back up
Digital Cards & Digital Camera
Recharger for camera
Electrical Outlet Power Strip
Cell Phone and Charger
Small Flashlight
Zip Lock Bags, both big and small
Sun Block
Night Light
Laundry Bags - the Fold up type
Laundry Soap
$1 store Rain Ponchos
Bug Spray
Nail Clippers
Clothes Pins
Safety Pins
Ibuprophen
Moleskin
Deoderant
Shampoo and Conditioner
Mister Bottles
Hair stuff for the girls
Wet Wipes
Costumes for Pirate & Princess party
Hats

Sooze
07-20-2007, 05:41 PM
My Packing List so far

Batteries
Film - Regular Camera as a back up
Digital Cards & Digital Camera
Recharger for camera
Electrical Outlet Power Strip
Cell Phone and Charger
Small Flashlight
Zip Lock Bags, both big and small
Sun Block
Night Light
Laundry Bags - the Fold up type
Laundry Soap
$1 store Rain Ponchos
Bug Spray
Nail Clippers
Clothes Pins
Safety Pins
Ibuprophen
Moleskin
Deoderant
Shampoo and Conditioner
Mister Bottles
Hair stuff for the girls
Wet Wipes
Costumes for Pirate & Princess party
Hats

Wow, your vacation is fast approaching. May I ask what the clothespins are for?

FancyBrat
07-20-2007, 05:56 PM
Clothes Pin's are to hang up our wet Swim Suits

mvazul
07-20-2007, 10:57 PM
Clothes Pin's are to hang up our wet Swim Suits

Very good idea!! :thumbsup2

DarthKTrava
07-22-2007, 08:27 PM
From one of the posters here. Sorry I can't remember your name but thanks muchly for this list!!!! :thumbsup2


AAA Card
A giant bag to put dirty laundry in for storage and to take to the laundry room
Airplane Tickets
All of my monthly/weekly magazines from the preceding month (I save them for the trip)
Aloe Vera gel
Anbesol (for toothaches)
Anti-bacterial gel
Automatic dish detergent packs (if staying in a place with a dishwasher; pack in suitcase)

Backpack
Band Aids
Batteries
Beach Towels
Bee sting kill wipes
Blister shield
Breathe right strips and throat spray (saves nights sometimes)
Brush/Comb

Camera & camcorder (don’t forget tapes/memory chips, film, chargers)
Camp towels (use to wipe off water ride seats/park benches)
Candy(tootsie rolls, pop rocks to amuse kids while waiting for shows or in lines)
Cash
Change of clothes (put in ziplock bag in backpack)
Change of socks for all (ziplock bag in backpack)
Change purse for basic necessities and leave the big wallet at home
Chapstick
Clear Backpack (easy for security checks)
Clothes pins
Coffee and Filters (if staying at a place with a kitchenette)
Comb/Brush
Conditioner (if wanted)
Copies of flight info, driver’s license, credit card, park tickets, and reservations (keep originals and copies separate)
Credit Cards

Dish Detergent (if staying in a place with a kitchenette; pack in suitcase)
Disposable dish cloths with dish soap
Downy Wrinkle Releaser
Dramamine
Drivers License
Dryer sheets (in case you do laundry)

Emergency Car Kit (if driving)
Empty collapsible suitcase for bringing home goodies
Extension cord (power strip)
Extra batteries
Extra contact lenses/solution/glasses (in suitcase)
Extra credit card
Extra hats to replace the lost ones
Extra pair of shoelaces for sneakers (someone's always breaks)
Eyeglass repair kit

Face Wash
Fanny pack
Feminine hygiene products (just in case)
Film canisters or M&M minis candy containers (for pressed penny machines)
Film
First aid cream
First aid kit
Floss

Glow sticks for nighttime in the parks
Green tea bags (place in water bottle - instant flavor!)
Gum

Hairspray
Hand Sanitizer
Hand warmer packets (in case you stay to watch fireworks)

ID card (laminated) for your child's pocket (put child’s name, your name, your cell #)
If park tickets are pre-purchased a photo copy of the back of them in case they are lost
Inflatable bath pillow (for use on plane or soaking in tub)
In a small ziplock bags children's Tylenol, generic benadryl, a spoon measuring thing for the meds (for taking into the parks; put in suitcase)
Index cards with you plan for each day (be sure to include you ADR confirmation numbers, EMH, etc.)
Insect repellant wipes
Insurance, maps, tips, etc. (carry in tote bag with you on plane)

Jackets

Laynard

Make-up
Medicine (Advil, Aleve for the joints, Antacid tablets, Aspirin, Cold Medicine, Cough syrup, Headache medicine)
Memory chip for camera
Mesh laundry bag
Mini-fans w/mister (for summer)
Moleskin or other products for blisters
Mosquito wipes (for summer)
Motion sickness medicine
Mouth Wash

Nail file
Neosporin Antibiotic ointment
Nightlight

Over-the-counter temporary filling gummy stuff (from drug store)

Pants
Park Tickets
Pepto-Bismol (or Imodium)
Permanent marker (can be used to write child’s name, your name, your cell # on child’s back or for autograph books)
Petroleum jelly(Vaseline)
Plastic cups or Paper bathroom cups (don't trust those glasses by sink)
Plastic ID for security and keeping tickets in
Ponchos
Power strip to plug in the laptop, digi camera and 2 cell phone chargers in one easy location.
Powdered laundry soap (get from local Laundromat)
Pre-bought autograph books (get them at your local Disney store and Velcro a BIG {i.e., THICK} pen for the characters)

Q-Tips

Raincoats
Razor (in suitcase)
Rechargeable batteries and charger for batteries
Reservation Confirmations
Retractable Sharpie for the Autograph book (with a quart sized ziplock to keep them both in so they stay dry!)
Roll of quarters and some singles for any tolls
Room air fresheners

Safety pins
Sandals
Scissors (in suitcase)
Shampoo
Shaving Cream
Shopping Bag
Shorts
Sleep aids
Small fans
Small flashlight (in case accident happens at night)
Small screwdriver kit for eyeglasses, sunglasses and putting batteries in the new toys (in suitcase)
Small sewing kit that has needle, thread, scissors, a button, and safety pins (in suitcase)
Small umbrella at the dollar store
Soap (for showers, if wanted; pack in suitcase)
Socks
Spare Contacts/Glasses
Stain stick or Shout Wipes
Stamps
Sterlite plastic containers (one is food items, one is medical items)
Store shoe bag (from $1 store for hanging over back of bathroom door)
Suction cup hooks for wet clothes (to hang in the shower)
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Superglue (for broken nails)
Sweatshirts and Sweatpants
Swim Suits
Swimmers ear medicine

Tension shower curtain rod (mount directly over the bathtub for dripping wet swim suits)
T-Shirts
Tide stick
Toothbrush & toothbrush holder (from $1 store that way you can leave them behind, if desired)
Toothpaste
Travel size deodorant
Tweezers

Underwear

Vaseline

Wallet
Walkie talkie
Washcloths
Water bottle
Waterproof camera
Wipes (individual travel size)

Ziplock bags (for cell phones and cameras when riding the really wet rides) (of all sizes, snack to gallon, for various uses)

1/2 to 1 inch binder w/tabs for itinerary, tickets, park info, emergency numbers of doctors


Babies

• Baby Bath (if portable)
• Baby Food
• Baby Soap/Shampoo
• Baby Sunscreen/lip balm
• Baby toys
• Baby Wipes
• Bottles
• Car Seat
• Carrier
• Diapers
• Diaper Bag
• Diaper Wipes
• Disposable Changing Pads
• Formula
• Nightlights
• Outlet Plug Covers
• Pacifier
• Playpen (if portable)
• Rash Cream
• Stroller(Umbrella and reclining)
• Stroller Sunshade
• Swim Diapers

Children (of all ages)

• Baby Wipes
• Books
• CD’s
• Magazines
• Movies
• Portable CD Player
• Portable DVD Player
• Sippy Cup (for toddlers)
• Snacks
• Travel Toys
Word Games

DarthKTrava
07-22-2007, 08:29 PM
Clothes Pin's are to hang up our wet Swim Suits

Also can be used to close the curtains tight if you're one of those who can't stand a peep of sunshine in the room.... (I have a friend who does this for that exact reason!)

Or for pinching the nose come laundry day.... :rotfl2: :lmao:

mvazul
07-22-2007, 08:39 PM
DarthKTrava -

Now that is one pretty darn comprehensive list!!! :worship: Thank you for sharing!!

DarthKTrava
07-22-2007, 10:46 PM
DarthKTrava -

Now that is one pretty darn comprehensive list!!! :worship: Thank you for sharing!!

I wish I could take credit for it but can't. I got it off the "Things you wish you knew before you went" (or close to the title) thread.

Face it, I'm an honest Sith! :rotfl2:

bearybubba
07-24-2007, 02:28 PM
I actually printed off that comprehensive list and then crossed off anything I would not use. It gives me a good start as to what else I need to get for our trip!

soozaay
07-24-2007, 04:28 PM
I swear everyday I love this board more & more! :love: Great thread!! :cheer2:

dana1003
07-25-2007, 11:48 AM
wow! thanks for that list where ever it cam from..im printing it out. just wanted to say thanks to all the people who take the time to do stuff like this. i have 2 toddlers so just to take a shower is a big production. with out these boards i'd be so disorganized:thumbsup2

BeNJeNWaFFLe
07-27-2007, 07:52 AM
Personally, I use this one. I find it has everything I need. http://www.mousesavers.com/timeismoney.html#packing (in the yellow box click on Disney Vacation Ultimate Packing List. It's a word document.)

LBelle
07-29-2007, 12:54 AM
Okay...this may sound dumb to most people but I always pack an emergency candle, a scented candle (for musty smells in rooms) and a box of wooden matches. Very small items to pack and we've used the scented on EVERY trip and have even needed to use the emergency taper once (in Mexico).

dismom9761
08-01-2007, 09:13 PM
This thread has been just what I needed.:goodvibes Does anyone have a list for what you take to the parks?

What I am taking to the parks.What have I forgotten??

Baggallini
a few bandaids
DD3 extra clothes in ziploc bag
camera
park tickets
money
cellphone
sunscreen
sunglasses
a few snacks
chapstick
handsanitizer
wipes
extra ziplock bags
advil
ponchos for me and DD2
DD2 autograph book and pen
small penlight

My other kids will carry there own stuff to the parks.

LBelle
08-01-2007, 10:48 PM
How about an old beach towel to sit on during parades, etc. That pavement can get HOT!!! :headache: Works great for us!!

dismom9761
08-01-2007, 11:45 PM
How about an old beach towel to sit on during parades, etc. That pavement can get HOT!!! :headache: Works great for us!!

I ahve thought about that,I just don't want to make my bag too haevy.

iNTeNSeBLue98
08-02-2007, 12:07 AM
I started with the Ultimate Packing List (http://www.themouseforless.com/downloads/trip/UltimatePackingList.shtml) last year, pared it down and customized my own list last year and updated it for our upcoming end-of-August trip.

A
□ Advil*
□ after-sun gel
□ allergy medicine
□ antibiotic cream^
□ anti-itch cream (hydrocortisone)^
□ autograph book & large pen*
B
□ baby powder
□ backpack cooler* (looks like an ordinary backpack, but holds 12 cans of soda. I'll be carrying two or three water bottles and probably a bag of ice and some snacks)
□ Band-Aids
□ baskets (for the bathroom sink to hold toothbrushes, etc.)
□ battery charger*
□ beach towels*
□ body pouf*
□ body wash*^
□ books
□ bras*
□ Breath mints
□ brushes*
C
□ camera*
□ candy*
□ carabineer clips (clip things to backpack or belt loop)
□ cash*
□ cell phones*
□ Clorox pen^
□ clothes pins
□ coffee
□ collapsible hamper
□ comb*
□ contact lenses & case
□ contact lens solution*^
□ cotton swabs
□ crackers
□ credit cards*
□ Crocs
□ cuticle nippers
D
□ debit cards*
□ dental floss
□ deodorant
□ dish wipes
□ drivers’ licenses*
□ DVD player*
□ DVD charger & power supply, cables
□ DVDs*
E
□ Everyday Minerals/brushes
□ extension cord
□ eye drops^
□ eyeglass case
□ eyeglasses*
F
□ fabric softener/dryer sheets
□ face cloths (cleansers)
□ fan (I'm thinking about taking a 6" clip on fan to help dry wet swimsuits, and shoes if they get soaked)
□ flashlight
□ flip flops
□ foot spray (Tinactin)
G
□ Gameboy*
□ Gameboy games*
□ glow bracelets
□ gum*
H
□ hair styling creme
□ hairspray*^
□ hand cream*^
□ hand sanitizer*^
□ hangers
□ hats*
□ headbands*
□ headphones*
□ health insurance cards*
□ hot/cold packs
I-K
□ insulated bowls (I was going to get throw-away containers, but for $1 at Dollar Tree I couldn't pass them up)
□ jewelry (TIP: thread 1/2 of necklace chain through a straw that's been cut to length, and then close the clasp to keep them from tangling. Put earrings in little plastic bags that spare buttons come in)
L
□ laundry detergent
□ lip balm*^
□ liquid soap (for bathroom sink, I'm sensitive to antibacterial types and dislike barsoap)
M
□ magic towels* (will carry in my bag of ice to cool off in the parks)
□ magnetic hooks (or suction cups)
□ memory cards*
□ mini backpack*
□ mini misting fan*
□ moisturizer^
□ mouthwash
□ MP3 players*
N
□ nail clippers
□ nail file
□ nail scissors
□ notepad/journal*
O
□ oatmeal packets
□ odor eliminator spray*^
P
□ pajamas*
□ panty-liners*
□ paper cups (3oz bathroom)
□ paper towels or napkins
□ PassPorter* everything I need is stashed in here, confirmations, itineraries, ADR's, menus, cash, cards)
□ pen/pencil
□ perfume/body spray^
□ phone chargers*
□ plastic forks
□ plastic spoons
□ playing cards or Uno*
□ ponchos*
□ ponytail holders*
□ powdered drink singles
□ pretzels*
□ puzzle books*
Q
□ quarters (laundry, about $20?)
R
□ razors
□ rechargeable AA batteries*
□ rewetting drops*^
S
□ sanitary napkins*
□ scissors*
□ shampoo/conditioner*^
□ Sharpie*
□ shave gel^
□ shirts*
□ shoe organizer
□ shorts*
□ shower organizer (like a shoe organizer, but uses two of the shower curtain hooks and hangs inside or outside the shower. Keeps all the soaps, shampoos, razors and toiletry clutter under control)
□ Slim Jims
□ socks*
□ sneakers
□ sunscreen (3 oz or smaller)*^
□ sunscreen (continuous spray)
□ sunglasses*
□ swim goggles*
□ swimsuits*
T
□ tape
□ Tide pen^
□ tissues
□ toothbrushes
□ toothpaste^
□ toothpicks
□ Tootsie rolls*
□ trimmer * (mustache, beard, etc.)
□ trash bag
□ Tums*
U-V
□ umbrellas*
□ underwear*
□ Veet
W
□ watches*
□ water bottles*
□ waterproof disposable camera
□ water shoes
□ wet wipes*
X-Z
□ zipper bags –quart size*
□ zipper bags – other various sizes, snack to 2.5 gallon


*pack in carry-on luggage
^must be in one-quart, plastic, zip-top bag

Kennel
□ food
□ bones (or chew toys)
□ Vaccination records
□ licenses
□ Veterinarian info

SwansLoveDisney
08-02-2007, 11:14 AM
just want to subscribe!

estherhead
08-02-2007, 12:12 PM
Subsciribing! Are you kidding me? Alphabatized? Alphabatized!!! You guys are amazing. In all the years I've been travelling it has never even occured to me to put my packing lists in alphabetical order. I LOVE it. Less than a month away & no packing lists in site so I am thrilled with this thread.

dannyandkristi
08-02-2007, 12:32 PM
Love this thread!:cool1: Thanks for thinking of us Diser's, mvazul!:goodvibes

iNTeNSeBLue98
08-02-2007, 12:50 PM
Subsciribing! Are you kidding me? Alphabatized? Alphabatized!!! You guys are amazing. In all the years I've been travelling it has never even occured to me to put my packing lists in alphabetical order. I LOVE it. Less than a month away & no packing lists in site so I am thrilled with this thread.

My original checklist was lumped by category. I saw another list posted in alphabetical order and thought it might be easier to manage and not duplicate items, so I changed it (gotta love cut/paste!).

TxRabbit
08-03-2007, 01:02 AM
There are some great lists over here...the alpha list is different...I just don't pack that way...I pack EVERYTHING into a bag of some sort. I use a lot of Ziploc bags. I like the thought of security opening my bag to find a bag full of see through plastic bags! I know you may randomly have to look at my bag, but Please don't touch my stuff!!!:scared: I sort my packing list accordingly, because I have an electronics bag, toiletry bags, food bags, etc. DS has one outfit in a gallon sized Ziploc bag...shorts, shirt, socks, underwear. No decisions, grab a bag and go!:thumbsup2

So, for our trip...Sun, Aug 19 to Sat Aug 25 at Beach Club, with water parks, for DH, DW, and DS6, I have started the following list...

Packing List

Electronics:

DW cell phone
DH cell phone
Phone chargers (2)
PDA
PDA charger
Battery recharger
Rechargebale batteries
Power strip
Nightlight
Camera in camera case
Waterproof one time use cameras
One time use cameras for DS

Toiletries:

Sunscreen, big bottle
Sunscreen, travel size (refillable)
Sunscreen, facial sticks
Sunscreen, DW facial lotion
Sunscreen, lips
Aloe Vera (2)
Kid shampoo
DS Comb
Spray water bottle
Brush
DW comb
Pony tail holders
Men's spray gel
Curling hair lotion
After sun hair treatment
Hair oil
Facial cleansing pads
Moisturizer
Toothbrushes (3)
Kid toothpaste
Adult toothpaste
Mouthwash
Kid dental floss
Adult dental tape
Mesh scrub
Toiletry organization for room (tbd)
Contact lens solution
Contact rewetting drops
DH contacts
DW contacts
DH contact lens case
DW contact lens case
DH glasses
DH glasses case
DW glasses
DW glasses case
Glass cleaner cloths (2)
DH deodorant
DW deodorant
DH razor and blades
Shaving gel
DW razor and blades
Advil
Children's Motrin
Other meds, just in case
Band Aids
Moleskin
Body Glide

Pool/Water:

DS swim trunks
DS rashguard
DH swim trunks
DH rashguard
DW swimsuits (2)
DW rashguard
DW swimshorts
DW cover up skirts (2)
Pool noodle
Inflatable inner tubes (3)
Hand pump
Pool/Water Park Bag
Waterproof waist pack
Baby proof safety pins with brightly colored fabric swatch (3)
Pool toys
DH water shoes
DW water shoes
DS water shoes
DH pool shoes
DW pool shoes
DS pool shoes

Bags:

Donner messenger bag
Slim waist pack
Water bottle holder waist pack
Ziplock bags, variety
Mesh laundry bags (2)
Mesh pop-up laundry hampers (2)

Room:

Water filter pitcher with filter
Refillable water bottles (2)
Granola Bars
Slim Jims
Nuts
Other snacks (tbd)
Sun tea jar
Tea bags
DH Vitamins
DW Vitamins
DS Vitamins
Clothes pins
Folder/Designated holder for all the paper we will collect for scrapbooking
laundry detergent
Quarters
Flushable wet wipes
Toothfairy provisions (for tooth #2, $2 bill; for #3, 3 half dollar coins; for #4, 4 quarters)

Park:

Rain ponchos (21)
Autograph book (from last trip)
Autograph pens (retractable Sharpies)
Quarters (2 for every penny)
Pennies (pre-1982)
DH sunglasses
DW sunglasses
DS sunglasses
Sunglass strings (3)
Baby wipes
Small notepad (note taking for scrapbook/TR)
Pen
Ticket/card holder
Hand sanitizer

Paperwork:

Boarding Passes
Airline receipts
Paid in full Disney receipt
Disney packet
ME packet
P&PP tickets
Photocopies of P&PP tickets
Printed confirmation numbers
DH Wallet
DW Wallet

DS Clothing:
7 shorts
14 shirts
14 underwear
Zippered cardigan sweater (for a/c)
Sleeping wear
10 socks
Walking shoes
Sandals
P&PP costume: store bought Jack Sparrow costume from Disney store that we bought last year for Halloween, includes, shirt/vest/belt all in one, pants, boot shaped shoe covers, and wig with hair net.

DH Clothing:
7 shorts
14 shirts
14 underwear
shoes (tbd)
P&PP costume: Renaissance festival shirt, cut off jeans, large sash for waist, belt, bandana hair piece, beads in goatee (sp?), and if I make one, a cross body belt for holding a sword (must check on park regulations about carrying sword in park).
Baseball hats (2)

DW Clothing:
7 shorts/bottoms
14 shirts
Zippered white shirt (for a/c)
14 underwear
Bras
shoes (tbd)
P&PP costume (tbd)
Sun visors (3)

I just copied and pasted from my pre-trip, the purple items are the ones that I have added from reading and remembering.:lmao:

Please note that this list does not separate what goes into my carryon versus what is checked. ALSO, there is nothing on this list that is in DS's carryon, which contains nothing but entertainment for him! That is a whole different list!:rotfl2:

Enjoy!:goodvibes

TxRabbit
08-03-2007, 01:04 AM
Oops, I guess the purple didn't come through on the cut and paste!:rolleyes1

estherhead
08-03-2007, 06:08 AM
Wait, you bring 4 laundry hampers and 21 ponchos? Really? What do you do with all of them? And why should pennies be earlier than 1982? I have a mini M&M case ready to go & the pennies aren't pre 1982. Oh my goodness you are making me nervous. Ack!

ddstratton
08-03-2007, 09:43 AM
Wait, you bring 4 laundry hampers and 21 ponchos? Really? What do you do with all of them? And why should pennies be earlier than 1982? I have a mini M&M case ready to go & the pennies aren't pre 1982. Oh my goodness you are making me nervous. Ack!

Some people like to use pre-1982 pennies because of the lack of zinc content. Apparently they don't "smear" when pressed. Don't know from experience, just have read that on the boards :)

TxRabbit
08-03-2007, 10:18 AM
Wait, you bring 4 laundry hampers and 21 ponchos? Really? What do you do with all of them? And why should pennies be earlier than 1982? I have a mini M&M case ready to go & the pennies aren't pre 1982. Oh my goodness you are making me nervous. Ack!

Some people like to use pre-1982 pennies because of the lack of zinc content. Apparently they don't "smear" when pressed. Don't know from experience, just have read that on the boards :)

3 people for 7 days means 21 ponchos! :lmao: I don't mess with trying to reuse the ponchos. Generally, the Florida rain in summer is an afternoon deal, and doesn't revisit once it passes. So, we use the cheap throw away when you are done with it variety. They actually say reusable, and I did keep them around and reuse one day on our Spring Break trip but tossed them at the end of the day...the cost $0.67 each at my local sporting goods store. I think it's worth it for convenience and small size (they pack in my waist pack very well:thumbsup2). I just save the receipt and any that we don't use on the trip can be returned (unless of course I have another trip planned, and then I just keep them.;) ).

I have 2 pop up hampers which we can use as a family in the room. One for lights and one for darks. Since they are pop up, I am not sure how they will pack with clothes in them. I had thought I would transfer the clothes to the regular bags for packing. But, I am actually hopeful that they will pack okay, and at the end of the trip, I will separate out the light cold wash from the light warm wash, and the dark cold wash from the dark warm wash.:thumbsup2 This will help redistribute the clothes into the suitcases as well. I hate to think on the end of the trip, but I have one day in between the trip and DS starting school, and we are probably taking most of his clothes with us on this trip, so I have to do laundry the day after we get back.:guilty: I need to make this as easy on myself as possible. Presorted laundry will help me. Also, it wasn't a huge investment to get these, $1 in that section in Target:thumbsup2, I got them 2 days ago!

That's right with the pennies. Newer pennies have zinc in the middle and when you flatten them, the gray will sometimes show. If you want to be sure that you have a nice all copper colored penny pressing, then you need to have older pennies, pre-1982 to be exact.:thumbsup2

debbiet1
08-03-2007, 10:21 AM
DH was sitting here with me reading and he said he had to put in his 2 cents.. He laughs because I take an extra *empty* large suitcase with us.. it holds all my shopping. lol

debbiet1
08-03-2007, 10:23 AM
Has anyone ever been there at Christmas time? I dont know whether to pack a couple of pair of shorts for everyone or just jeans

TxRabbit
08-03-2007, 10:26 AM
DH was sitting here with me reading and he said he had to put in his 2 cents.. He laughs because I take an extra *empty* large suitcase with us.. it holds all my shopping. lol

Yes! I know people who pack the smaller suitcase that fits into a larger one, and check it like that. An excellent strategy for guaranteed room on the return trip!:laughing:

mvazul
08-03-2007, 10:31 AM
Love this thread!:cool1: Thanks for thinking of us Diser's, mvazul!:goodvibes


Glad I could help! :thumbsup2 Most of these packing lists put mine to shame!! :lmao:

TxRabbit
08-03-2007, 10:32 AM
Has anyone ever been there at Christmas time? I dont know whether to pack a couple of pair of shorts for everyone or just jeans

If you are going from Ontario to Florida, you will probably enjoy having a couple pairs of shorts. I haven't experienced the Florida "snow birds" but I have in Arizona, where my parents live. People who can afford a second home in someway shape or form, will go south for the winter and then return north for the summer. You can always tell the snow birds from the natives because the natives are cold in the 70 degree weather and the snow birds are wearing shorts and wondering why they can't eat outside on the patio in the restaurants.:confused3 Considering where you are coming from, I think the little room taken by shorts will be worth it even if you don't end up wearing them. But I think you will.

estherhead
08-03-2007, 11:38 AM
OK, I'm off to find some circa 1980 pennies! AND now I have to go buy 20 more ponchos. I'm normally such a light packer my dh is gonna have a cow! I'll just remind him ME will be lugging it around once we get to MCO.

I found the coolest bag at Target. It is a purple bag that snaps into a clear bag. So on the way it will be my carry-on inside the purple. Then the clear one I will take to the parks (I have a baby & thus a stroller so I don't need a tiny bag) so I can go through security quickly. Then on the way home I'll have a whole extra bag. Yippee!

debbiet1
08-03-2007, 12:01 PM
jmsadams in another thread we were talking about the weather in the winter. We like to stay on the Gulf Coast in January and have usually had nice weather. The one morning the gentleman cleaning the pool had on a hat, coat, and gloves while cleaning the pool. My husband went down in shorts and asked if the pool would be good for 11ish to swim. He looked at my husband shook his head and said you have to be from Canada lol.

missmun52
08-03-2007, 12:25 PM
Here is my list with help from both allears and mousesavers.

Me

Shirts
Skirts/shorts
Evening outfit
Underwear
Bras
Pajamas
Belts
Socks
Comfortable walking shoes (2 pair)
Sandals
Flip flops
Hair bands/clips
Hats
Sunglasses
Swimsuits
Toothbrush
Floss
Soap/bath gel
Shampoo
Hair conditioner
Deodorant
Lip balm w/sunscreen
Face wash
Body lotion
Tampons/pads
Razors
Shaving cream
Tweezers
Hair brush/comb
Blow dryer
Body spray
Toothpaste
Cell phone w/charger
I pod and head phones
Nail file

DH

Shirts
Shorts
Pants (1)
Evening outfit
Underwear
Pajamas
Belts
Socks
Comfortable walking shoes (2 pair)
Sandals
Dress shoes
Flip flops
Hats
Sunglasses
Swimsuits
Toothbrush
Floss
Soap/bath gel
Shampoo
Deodorant
Lip balm w/sunscreen
Razors
Shaving cream
Hair brush/comb
After Shave spray
Cell phone w/charger
Laptop computer, charger, Ethernet cable
XM radio with Headphone
Sunscreen

DS

Shirts
Shorts
Pants
Baby snacks
Sippy cups
Bibs
Diapers
Swim diapers
Swimsuit
Baby wipes
Diaper bag
Stroller rain cover
Stroller
Handheld games
Blues clues dog
Sandals
Sneakers
Hats
Sunglasses
Swimsuits
Body cream
Kids shampoo
Kids toothbrushe
Kids soap/ bath gel
Kids hairbrush/comb
Cornstarch or baby powder
Vitamins


Travel Paperwork

Plane conformations
Hotel confirmation
Rental car confirmation
Cash/credit cards
Dollar bills for tips
Checkbook
Drivers license/IDs
Health insurance card
Maps/directions
Stationery/note pad
Envelopes for maid tips


First Aid

Prescription medications
Moleskin
Band-Aids
Antibiotic ointment
Anti-itch stick
Aloe Vera
Antacids/stomach remedies
Pain medicine
Kids pain medicine
Midol
Sinus/allergy medicine
Eyedrops
Vitamins
Cold Medicine

Laundry Items

Laundry soap
Dryer sheets
Stain remover
Quarters for laundry


Kitchen Items

Bottled water
Juice boxes
Microwave popcorn
Breakfast pastries
Chips/pretzels
Fruit snacks
Dish soap sponge
Large trash bags (also for laundry)


Other

Batteries
Cameras
Camera bag
Camcorder w/charger
Camcorder batteries & tapes
Umbrella/rain poncho
Waist bag/day pack
Collapsible cooler
Large zip top bags
Sewing kit
First Aid kit
Safety pins
Earplanes (child/adult)/
 Earplugs (for swimming)
Antibacterial hand gel
Fans
Wet wipes
Small flash light
Glow sticks

dismom9761
08-06-2007, 08:49 PM
I think this is my final packing list.
Me
8 pair shorts
9 shirts
9 pair underwear
bras
5 pair socks
asics,green crocs,croc flipflops
1 swimsuit
pajamas

DD3
9 outfits packed in ziplocs
pajamas
10 pair panties
Snow White dress,tiara
Minnie dress
Crocs( two pair disney,pink)
2 swimsuits
Tinkerbelle doll
flip flops

DD8
Minnie ears
pajamas
9 outfits in ziploc bag
9 pair underwear
6 pair socks
crocs
sneakers
2 swimsuits bras
DD8's slingbag* will contain stuff for drive and will use it for parks
sunglasses
lanyard
MP3 player
DS and charger
autograph book and pen
mini fan
poncho

DS9
baseball hat
Goofy hat
pajamas
9 outfits in ziploc
10 pair underwear
8 pair socks
crocs
sneakers
2 swimsuits
DS9's slingbag*will contain stuff for drive and will use it for parks
sunglasses
lanyard
MP3 player
DS and charger
autograph book and pen
mini fan
poncho

Toiletries
Mine and Bekah's hairbands
Rachel hairbands and hairbows
toothbrushes and toothpaste
girls bodysoap
Peyton bodysoap
mine and rebekah shampoo/conditioner
Rachel shampoo
deoderant
face wash
lotion
tampons
razor and shaving cream
tweezers
brush and comb
contacts,case,and solution

Misc.
car and room charger for cell phone
cooler
neck wraps
passporter
Tide stain pen
collapsible hamper
disposable dish wipes
personal DVD player ,DVDs,and headphones(car)
Small Tide detergent from Target sample aisle
extra ponchos
quarters for laundry
scissors
extra ziploc bags
stroller
mousekeeping envelopes
overdoor shoe holder

Meds
children and adult advil
sinus med
excema med
nail clippers
tums
inhaler
nebulizer and med
kids cough med
blister bandaids
neosporin
ASO

Baggallini
chapstick
mine and Rachel's sunglasses
Rachel autograph book and pen
bandaids
camera and extra batteries
cash
cell phone
debit card
penlight
hand sanitizer
health insurance card
mini fan for Rachel
small notebook for report??(I haven't decided about this)
Rachel extra outfit in ziploc
small book w/ ADRs ,etc
pen for me and sharpie
ponchos for me and Rachel
sunscreen
park tickets
tissue pack
wipes
Rachel lanyard

Food/Drinks
water
crystal light singles
poptarts
fruit cups
fruit snacks and rollups
Goyogurt
granola bars

Pool
Peyton goggles
Rachel's swimmies and swim ring
__________________

Disney Mommy 3
08-07-2007, 10:17 AM
I have found the best tip here!! Pack and ship!!! I usually do 2 med. size boxes that I ship down:
Breakfast type food-we get milk at the resort store
granola bars
snax
water bottles
juices
gum

paper plates/bowls
pop-up hamper
.25s for laundry
small detergent and dryer sheets
clothes pins
over the door organizer bag
sunscreen
hand soap for bathroom sink
small travel shampoos
" " body washes
Los of ZIPLOCK bags, sm and lg.
travel toothbrushes and toothpaste

You get the idea!! Anything that will fit in those boxes after the food stuff gets shipped. I just check that stuff off my packing list and it goes out about 3 days before we leave. Most of it is used up on our trip, and the rest we either throw out (tiny shampoos,etc.) or repack. I too bring an extra suitcase for goodies , so it all fits.
I do laundry about the 4th day-everyone needs a break by then, so dh either takes the kids to the pool or they hang out in the room or whatever, and I get the laundry done. To me, clean clothes are so much easier to pack.

Also, where do you buy lanyards & what all do you put in them? How much are they-generally?

NeverSayNever
08-07-2007, 11:23 AM
Wow! How great is this! Now if only I had someone to pack for all of us!

Actaully tonight I think I am going to get abox out and start putting abunch of the odd and end stuff in there to make it easier down the road.

Thanks again

khurley23
08-07-2007, 02:15 PM
I love how you included the little check off boxes!

taximomfor4
08-08-2007, 09:13 PM
I have found the best tip here!! Pack and ship!!! I usually do 2 med. size boxes that I ship down:
Breakfast type food-we get milk at the resort store
granola bars
snax
water bottles
juices
gum

paper plates/bowls
pop-up hamper
.25s for laundry
small detergent and dryer sheets
clothes pins
over the door organizer bag
sunscreen
hand soap for bathroom sink
small travel shampoos
" " body washes
Los of ZIPLOCK bags, sm and lg.
travel toothbrushes and toothpaste

You get the idea!! Anything that will fit in those boxes after the food stuff gets shipped. I just check that stuff off my packing list and it goes out about 3 days before we leave. Most of it is used up on our trip, and the rest we either throw out (tiny shampoos,etc.) or repack. I too bring an extra suitcase for goodies , so it all fits.
I do laundry about the 4th day-everyone needs a break by then, so dh either takes the kids to the pool or they hang out in the room or whatever, and I get the laundry done. To me, clean clothes are so much easier to pack.

Also, where do you buy lanyards & what all do you put in them? How much are they-generally?

I bought a billion bottles of gatorade, and put them into 2 small suitcases. I am considering shipping them, instead. Who do you use, to ship? UPS? Wouldn't it cost like $30 to ship a box of stuff through them?

Ever have any water bottles or juices break/leak?

Beth

estherhead
08-08-2007, 10:03 PM
I bought a billion bottles of gatorade, and put them into 2 small suitcases. I am considering shipping them, instead. Who do you use, to ship? UPS? Wouldn't it cost like $30 to ship a box of stuff through them?

Ever have any water bottles or juices break/leak?

Beth

You could just buy the Gatorade Mix-Ins & a re-fillable bottle for each family member. It would be a lot cheaper & easier. We use these (and Propel and Crystal Light ones) and they taste exactly the same & is very easy.

NeverSayNever
08-08-2007, 10:16 PM
Where have you found the Gatorade Mix-ins? I have been looking to see if there was such a product and have not been succussful.

Please let me know, I would be so happy!

Thanks!

taximomfor4
08-09-2007, 12:36 AM
You could just buy the Gatorade Mix-Ins & a re-fillable bottle for each family member. It would be a lot cheaper & easier. We use these (and Propel and Crystal Light ones) and they taste exactly the same & is very easy.

I gave up on the hunt for the Gatorade mix ins. I did get Crystal Light ones, for the water we ordered from Garden Grocer. But before I decided to order from them, I had already bought a giant flat of Gatorade bottles from BJs Wholesale Club. I ended up putting several bottles per Ziplock bag, and then put all the ziplocked bags into a suitcase. I wrapped non-clothing soft items (like over-door shoe holder) around the ziplock bagged Gatorades. If I dont' take those Gatorades to WDW, I will never have another use for them.

Ah well...at least we'll drink them up in Florida, and not have to bring them back!!

Beth

kileybeth
08-09-2007, 01:47 AM
subbing, our trip is coming up so fast now and I feel so not ready in the packing department!

this thread rocks!

thanks to one and all

estherhead
08-09-2007, 07:56 AM
Our local Wal-Mart sells them. I find it so odd you can't find them. We have this HUGE Mix-In section with all kinds of stuff. They also make packets of Gatorade (like for a 5 gallon orange thing) and we used that before we found these. Plus we also all like Propel, which is just like Gatorade without the calories (same company) and they sell those at every grocery store I've been in.

Oh well, since you bought them all you might as well pack them. I really notice a difference when it is hot in my kid's energy level if I give them Gatorade vs. just plain water. All that sweat really does get rid of electrolites and they need replaced.

Disney Mommy 3
08-09-2007, 09:19 AM
Taxi mom- I do ship through UPS, and it usually runs around $26 or so. But you gotta remember, that's 2 boxes FULL! They are so heavy most of the time I can barely tote them in the store. It may not be worth it for you to do it that way-if you are wanting those extra suitcases for when you get there, but if something did bust, I want it to NOT be in my suitcase;)
Hope this helps ya!!

OnceUponADream07
08-09-2007, 10:19 AM
Some great lists and tips here. :thumbsup2

One thing I want to mention - although this was several years ago, the airlines have gotten worse, not better. On a trip to Bermuda, my suitcase was "lost" by the airlines. It showed up at the hotel the next day, but not before leaving me without any changes of clothes until then. Now, I make sure to pack some of everyone's clothing in each suitcase, that way if 1 piece of luggage is lost, they will still have clothes in the other bags. Now that my kids are older (if they come with us at all) they hate to do that, but one day they will be sorry:rotfl2:

Also, been there in late Nov/early Dec. Nice weather during the day - you could use shorts, but it does get chilly at night once the sun goes down. :scared:

Revulkcor
08-09-2007, 11:21 AM
Those are pretty helpful! :D Too bad I can't use any of it. =/ I live only about 45 minutes from Disney here in Florida. Well, actually I can use the packing part, but not carry on. ^^;

PaMom001
08-09-2007, 07:07 PM
From one of the posters here. Sorry I can't remember your name but thanks muchly for this list!!!! :thumbsup2


AAA Card
A giant bag to put dirty laundry in for storage and to take to the laundry room
Airplane Tickets

........

• Sippy Cup (for toddlers)
• Snacks
• Travel Toys
Word Games

Yippee, my list lives. You are very welcome and feel free to share my list.

I started with the Ultimate Packing List (http://www.themouseforless.com/downloads/trip/UltimatePackingList.shtml) last year, pared it down and customized my own list last year and updated it for our upcoming end-of-August trip.

A
□ Advil*
□ after-sun gel
□ allergy medicine
□ antibiotic cream^
□ anti-itch cream (hydrocortisone)^
□ autograph book & large pen*
B
□ baby powder
□ backpack cooler* (looks like an ordinary backpack, but holds 12 cans of soda. I'll be carrying two or three water bottles and probably a bag of ice and some snacks)
□ Band-Aids
□ baskets (for the bathroom sink to hold toothbrushes, etc.)
□ battery charger*
□ beach towels*
□ body pouf*
□ body wash*^
□ records
□ licenses
□ Veterinarian info

I'm merging your list with mine.

There are some great lists over here...the alpha list is different...I just don't pack that way...I pack EVERYTHING into a bag of some sort. I use a lot of Ziploc bags. I like the thought of security opening my bag to find a bag full of see through plastic bags! I know you may randomly have to look at my bag, but Please don't touch my stuff!!!:scared: I sort my packing list accordingly, because I have an electronics bag, toiletry bags, food bags, etc. DS has one outfit in a gallon sized Ziploc bag...shorts, shirt, socks, underwear. No decisions, grab a bag and go!:thumbsup2

So, for our trip...Sun, Aug 19 to Sat Aug 25 at Beach Club, with water parks, for DH, DW, and DS6, I have started the following list...

Packing List

Electronics:

DW cell phone
DH cell phone


Enjoy!:goodvibes

I'm also merging your list with mine.

taximomfor4
08-09-2007, 08:10 PM
Taxi mom- I do ship through UPS, and it usually runs around $26 or so. But you gotta remember, that's 2 boxes FULL! They are so heavy most of the time I can barely tote them in the store. It may not be worth it for you to do it that way-if you are wanting those extra suitcases for when you get there, but if something did bust, I want it to NOT be in my suitcase;)
Hope this helps ya!!

I got Ziplock Big bags (XL size), and gallon-sized ziplocks. I put 3 Gatorades into each Gallon-size bag, then put lots of those into 2 of the XL Big Bags...now every Gatorade is Double Ziplock Bagged. THAT should do it!! And the XL Big Bags will be good for dirty laundry! One for dry, and one for wet...

Crossing fingers that no suitcases get lost...LOTS of effort into packing JUST RIGHT!!

yrdlyprincess
08-12-2007, 05:13 PM
Personally, I use this one. I find it has everything I need. http://www.mousesavers.com/timeismoney.html#packing (in the yellow box click on Disney Vacation Ultimate Packing List. It's a word document.)

I totally agree with this one, I just came back from the shore (everything page wasn't neccessary for that trip) but it helped SO much, right down to the turn off water, set timer... I will be using this one when we go in a few weeks.:yay:

myrsfmly
08-14-2007, 10:38 PM
My DD3 is afraid of the automatic flush toilets, so I will bring post-it notes to stick over the sensor until she is ready to flush...


speaking of flushing I always bring scented bathroom spray

mvazul
08-14-2007, 10:43 PM
My DD3 is afraid of the automatic flush toilets, so I will bring post-it notes to stick over the sensor until she is ready to flush...


speaking of flushing I always bring scented bathroom spray

That is a great idea! :thumbsup2 My 5 year old daughter is terrified of the automatic toilets, too. I usually just hold my hand over the sensor until she is done. She can be prancing around for an hour and if there are auto toilets, she will not go unless I cover the sensor. I appreciate you don't have to actually flush, but I think they're more of a headache than what they're worth. :rolleyes:

Smile4Me
08-16-2007, 09:19 PM
Subscribing! Thanks guys for the reminders about all the paperwork! I would also like to remind people it can be a good idea to get your spending money broken into different types of currency (ie. cash, check, travelers checks, credit cards, debit) in case you lose one you'll have a back up. One note on that I went to my bank to get some travelers checks just so I had some just in case, and they told me a lot of businesses all around the country don't even take them anymore because they are so easy to duplicate, and that I could just as easily get a visa backed gift card that you pay cash for in advance (ie you pay $500 cash up front and you get a card with $500 on it to spend wherever you want)

Thanks for all the great tips and lists, keep them coming!

swalke6
08-17-2007, 02:07 PM
Amazon.com has a huge selction of grocery items & shipping is usually free if the total is more than $25. One case of water/juice/gatorade and a case of diapers & you are set! Note: they sell the grocery items in bulk, but a large group can go through quite a bit of snack items.