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Old 08-30-2012, 07:59 AM   #496
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When packing electronics in a suitcase I always put them in a hard container unless they will be carry-on. Last time I saved a plastic peanut container, washed it out and used that. Worked great. Learned this lesson the hard way when I arrived last time to a suitcase containing two broken phone chargers.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:11 PM   #497
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For packing all those fiddly cords, chargers, and other little things, I bought a Grid it. http://www.amazon.com/Cocoon-CPG10GY.../dp/B002T0HRVY They come in all different sizes. I fill it up, then pop it in a large ziptop baggie and pack it in my carry on. I'm not taking any chances with my chargers not making it to my destination with me.

Also, it may not be necessary, but I pull the baggie out at the TSA checkpoints and put it in the tray next to my bag. I've had TSA question electronic cords before that were stuffed in my carryon. This way, they can just glance at the clear baggie and see that it's nothing dangerous and we can all go on with our lives.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:15 PM   #498
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:39 AM   #499
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Loving all the tips. Thanks!!
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:20 AM   #500
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http://www.amazon.com/Frogg-Toggs-Ch.../dp/B0049RPBWW

Frogg togs. Keep wetting ziplock bag. Becomes very stiff when dry and hard to fold. These are amazing and stay cool a long time
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:55 PM   #501
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I just went to Dollar Tree last night and bought some things for my trip in June!! I only spent $20 but I got all kinds of stuff from this list: pop up boxes for organizing my kiddos "stuff" in the room, new toothbrushes for everyone, and these super cool drawstring backpacks for their travel "fun bags"! With 5 kids under 12, and a 20 hour drive, we need plenty of fun things for the trip!
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:31 PM   #502
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I haven't seen it listed but I actually learned this tip on Disboards, I use a clear backpack instead of a diaper bag. It makes it so much easier to go in the parks.
Dog tag w/ info for my little one to wear as a necklace (maybe) or on shoe
Bug repellant/ citronella bracelets.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:48 AM   #503
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This may have been discussed but...

Trying to decide - T-shirt or Tank top for out April Disney trip? I know it's warm but alot of the rides now have interactive queues which are air conditioned. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:11 PM   #504
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Trying to decide - T-shirt or Tank top for out April Disney trip? I know it's warm but alot of the rides now have interactive queues which are air conditioned. Any suggestions?
You could have a mixture of cold/hot weather, even in the same day! I would go for either t-shirt or tank, but add a light hoodie. Something you can easily roll up and put in your bag.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:37 PM   #505
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Not sure if this is already on the thread but: glow sticks/bracelets

Glow sticks go everywhere with us. I can snap a glow stick/bracelet and leave it on the night stand to act as a nightlight in the room. I snap a stick/bracelet and attach it to the towel rod in the bathroom. You can also easily take it off the night stand en route to the bathroom. I snap a stick/bracelet and attach it to the stroller at night in the park so I can find my stroller. When DD was little, I attached one to the back of her jacket, shorts... So I could see her if she wandered away from me in the park at night or we got separated in the crowd at night. And what kid doesn't like a glow stick during fireworks?
I've also been known to hang one in the window of our room at CBR when I would go to the food court to get a snack at night. Always knew which room was mine on my return trip.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:09 PM   #506
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Great great ideas about the uses of the glow sticjs!
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:38 AM   #507
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I didn't see duffel bags.

When we were at the World a decade ago we bought to much and needed to take our clothes carry on. We found these really cool bags at Wal Mart.

It zips up into a little square say 12 x 12 and an 1" thick.



Also another one similar to the glow sticks is a night light. Take out the standard white bulb and use Christmas bulbs. I like blue as its light enough but not to bright.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:43 PM   #508
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I know these are getting very hard to find, but I just ordered them from walmart.com
PUREX Complete 3-in-1 laundry sheets for $4.97 (22 loads)


http://www.walmart.com/ip/Purex-Comp...-22ct/16419328
I just rip off the bottom and they never leave water marks on clothes
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:04 PM   #509
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Pepto bismol caplets. They've saved us!!!
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:43 PM   #510
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Thank you, thank you, thank you for mentioning corkscrew. We're getting wine from Garden Grocers and I would have been bummed if we couldn't open it.
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