Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-08-2007, 08:20 AM   #1
Chrissie-riel
proud member of Mickey Moms Club!
 
Chrissie-riel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: under the Arch
Posts: 264

Leaving "leftovers" for Mousekeeping?

I plan on leaving standard Mousekeeping tips each day in cute little envelopes or baggies. But, when we leave on check-out day I was wondering if Mousekeeping could keep some of our "leftovers". By that - I mean if we fill up the fridge and have a few sodas or bottle waters left, can they have it? I don't plan on taking this back on the plane and carrying it home, so it would be a shame to just throw it away. I could leave a note telling them that they are welcome to it so that the mgmt doesn't think they have stolen anything. Thanks DIS for your input!
__________________
"It's All About the Magic" whispered by DS,5 to his Daddy during Illuminations!

Singing the day away like my girl Ariel....

1978 - the Kingdom; 01/92 - off site w/cast; 03/94 - off site w/cast; 06/97 - Disney Institute; 07/99 - off site I-drive and Coronado; 09/03 - AS Sports;1/05 - DCL Wonder; 05/06 - Mom's Day DTD hotel; 09/07 - POFQ; 05/08 - Grand Cypress; 1/09 - DS8 Special Bday; 08/09 - Wilderness Lodge
Chrissie-riel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2007, 08:42 AM   #2
BCV23


Loves the magic of the trains
Would enjoy a magical meal at the castle
Loves the name Hatuey!
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Illinois
Posts: 18,924

That is what I've always done. Many, many years ago a mousekeeper told me she would be allowed to have them if she had a note so I always do that as you suggested.

Of course, just unopened things like you mentioned. I clean out the fridge....they don't need one more job to do.
__________________
BCV23 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-08-2007, 08:42 AM   #3
GoofyBaseballMom26
DIS Veteran
 
GoofyBaseballMom26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Knoxville TN
Posts: 1,114

I've done this before. Hope it's ok. I agree, shame to waste. I left a note saying they could have the leftover stuff.
GoofyBaseballMom26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2007, 08:43 AM   #4
DisneyMomx7
DIS Veteran
 
DisneyMomx7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Hamilton Square, NJ
Posts: 11,092

I always do this and I always leave a note. I even asked mousekeeping if they wanted the leftover chocolate mickey head cake (there was 1/2 of the cake left) and she said yes, as long as we left the note. Now I just say they are welcome to all leftovers in the fridge and on the counter.
__________________
Robyn

GF-2003,2004,2005,2006,2008,2009,2011,2013,2014
YC-2006,2007,2008,2014 POLY- 2006,2007,2008
BC-2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013
HRH-2004,2006, RPR-2012, 2014
DisneyMomx7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2007, 08:49 AM   #5
canron
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 900

i leave unopened beer ,cooler drinks..and water..never leave a tip for them you donnt know who gets it..we always gwet a small cooler for food and just leave the unopened stuff for them..but not food..we throw that out..
canron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2007, 08:58 AM   #6
mickeystoontown
DIS Veteran
 
mickeystoontown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bayou Country, La.
Posts: 25,642

We used to stay in a suite offsite. It had a kitchenette and we stocked it up as soon as we arrived. We had paper plates, paper towels, plastic utensils, left over pop tarts, crackers, etc. We asked the front desk if it was okay to leave the "leftovers" and they said absolutely. We just left our maid a note saying it was there.

When we stayed at the CBR last year, I left some of these same type items for our mousekeeper.
__________________

2014 trip report: Disney dangled the visual weinee and Mickeystoontown gobbled it up! Our two week adventure!
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....6#post51642226


mickeystoontown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2007, 09:12 AM   #7
Vickie46
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: USA
Posts: 3,914

You know.. I was just there and I saw housekeeping carts full of coke, sprite chips etc... they get whats left over.. I have no idea if a note is left or not... but anyways.. last year in December when we were there.. the bellman was more than thrilled that we gave the leftovers to him.. he said housekeeping usually always gets it.. so they are thrilled to put it the breakroom for the bellmen anyday.. and you know they deserve stuff too.. so we gladly shared with them.
Vickie46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2007, 09:18 AM   #8
Bev J
DIS Veteran
 
Bev J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Lincoln, NE USA
Posts: 2,564

We always leave unopened food and drinks for the maids, but food that is open or needs refrigeration we bag it up and toss it. They don't have anywhere to put this kind of thing all day while they are cleaning.

Bev
__________________
Bev J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2007, 12:13 PM   #9
Hodder
If Looks Could Kill, My Profession Would Be Staring
 
Hodder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Mt. Pearl, NL, Canada
Posts: 470

We used out leftover snack credits and got treats for the guys at the luggage place at POP.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]



"The decision to have a child is to accept that your heart will forever walk about outside your body" (Katharine Hadley)

Last edited by Hodder; 05-08-2007 at 12:14 PM. Reason: darn spelling....
Hodder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 07:52 AM   #10
Chrissie-riel
proud member of Mickey Moms Club!
 
Chrissie-riel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: under the Arch
Posts: 264

Thanks everyone!! I will definitely do both - leave some for Mousekeeping and some for the bellmen who come to get my luggage for DME!!
__________________
"It's All About the Magic" whispered by DS,5 to his Daddy during Illuminations!

Singing the day away like my girl Ariel....

1978 - the Kingdom; 01/92 - off site w/cast; 03/94 - off site w/cast; 06/97 - Disney Institute; 07/99 - off site I-drive and Coronado; 09/03 - AS Sports;1/05 - DCL Wonder; 05/06 - Mom's Day DTD hotel; 09/07 - POFQ; 05/08 - Grand Cypress; 1/09 - DS8 Special Bday; 08/09 - Wilderness Lodge
Chrissie-riel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 08:34 AM   #11
lillygator

Mom of two Princesses!
Grew up wanting to be a can can girl
let's just say my whoop whoop's woke the sleeping giant!
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: The World's Best Sand ~ Siesta Key, FL
Posts: 32,110

Quote:
Originally Posted by canron View Post
i leave unopened beer ..
omg leftover beer....not that's just not right!
__________________
V's Bad Girl Guide to Partying Through Panama!
Join my 2006 trip and planning adventures ~ Bad Girl style!
Yo ho, yo ho A Pirate's Life for V ~ Comandeering the Disney Magic 12/9-12/16
Hide the rum, the 2007 Bad Girl Adventures have begun!
'04 ~ Pop, AKL, ASMo, WL & Wonder Cruise!
'05 ~ ASMo, CBR, CSR, ASMu, Pop, Poly & Eastern Cruise!
'06 ~ POR, ASSports, ASMusic x 2, AKL, BWI, POP & Double Dip Cruise!
'07 ~ CBR, ASMo, BCV x 2, OKW, Orlando Breeze, POP!!
'08 ~ Offsite Knight's Inn YUCK! ~ Stealing the Magic ~ May Repo! Candy Cane Inn!
'09 ~ May DCL Western~Key Lime Pirates!
lillygator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 08:38 AM   #12
Princess Stitch
DIS Veteran
 
Princess Stitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 712

Last September we bought too many souvenirs and ended up leaving a bunch of stuff behind. Sunscreen, cookies, chips, water, shampoo.. all kinds of stuff. I wasn't sure what they' do with it, but we left a note saying that it was ok to take anything they wanted. I guess that was the right thing to do!

I'm happy to know that it doesn't always all go in the garbage as most of the stuff we left was unopened.
Princess Stitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2007, 12:59 PM   #13
nbodyhome
DIS Veteran
 
nbodyhome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Orlando Area
Posts: 7,119

I don't have to worry about it at WDW - I just drive a half hour and can load up the car with anything extra. But like I was just at a hotel in Paris, and I bought bubbly water by accident. So I left that, along with a couple of other small things I didn't want to take with me (and 5 Euros). Hopefully she can use whatever I left!
__________________
Denise
nbodyhome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2007, 02:56 PM   #14
Piglets Mommy
New Rule:
The first person to reply on any thread needs to quote the OP. That way when someone does the delete of nevermind edit we know what was there.
 
Piglets Mommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Pennsylvania....way too far north of the Mouse!
Posts: 7,373

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hodder View Post
We used out leftover snack credits and got treats for the guys at the luggage place at POP.
That's really Nice! I think We'll do that with our leftover snackks this trip!
__________________
DH Me DS ,13 DD,10
Piglets Mommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.