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Old 08-19-2010, 01:36 PM   #361
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Everyone talks about a fold-up hamper but what we do because we are old campers (BSA) we seal each days clothes in the 2 gal ziplock bags. This works great for kids because when they pull out a bag it has underwear, shorts and top for one day. I put the clothes in and zip up except for about a couple of inches then I roll the bag to express the air and when the roll gets to end where the zipper is I finish zipping it up. You'd be surprised how compressed the bag can be. Also, this leaves the bag to put the dirty clothes back in so you're not mixing the clean with the dirty.

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That's best idea I've ever heard. I don't even have kids and I'm going to start doing that for my husband and myself!

This trip I plan on packing some of the Starbucks instant coffee packets (VIA) to avoid the expensive bad WDW coffee.
I always pack two pairs of shoes to switch out if the blisters get bad. (Wear sneakers on the plane and pack flip-flops.)
I also make sure I have paper copies of reservations and ids, and photographs on my smart phone of the same information. You can never be too careful!
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:45 PM   #362
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:46 PM   #363
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excellent thread esp when I'm starting to think of things I need to get for trip
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:17 PM   #364
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Lots of great ideas!
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:07 AM   #365
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These lists are great. Does anyone have one that is for a cruise? I know that a lot of the items that we take to WDW aren't needed on the cruise like beach towels. I also know that we won't have quite as much space in the rooms. I'm gratefult for any help. I have started altering my list for the cruise but I'm open to suggestions. Thanks
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:47 AM   #366
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Check the cruise board for ideas. There are some great threads over there. As you said, there are some things you might not need that you would normally pack for the parks, but there are those unique things that you will want just for the cruise.
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:17 AM   #367
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Went to price a pop up hamper and the cheapest I found was $9....not much but it all adds up and I honestly don't think this is really needed. It weighs down the luggage too (for those who fly) I find using a large nylon laundry bag (or just a large black garbage bag) works just as well. IMHO

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Old 08-28-2010, 02:05 PM   #368
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Went to price a pop up hamper and the cheapest I found was $9....not much but it all adds up and I honestly don't think this is really needed. It weighs down the luggage too (for those who fly) I find using a large nylon laundry bag (or just a large black garbage bag) works just as well. IMHO

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Good suggestions. Another suggesion is old pillowcases. We use one for whites and one for darks that way when we got home the laundry was already sorted. And one of our suitcases became the laundry/misc suitcase.
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:27 AM   #369
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Good suggestions. Another suggesion is old pillowcases. We use one for whites and one for darks that way when we got home the laundry was already sorted. And one of our suitcases became the laundry/misc suitcase.
This time last year I found in the Back to College section at Walmart bright colored laundry bags. They fold up into their own pouch so they are very small and light. So far also very durable!
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:30 PM   #370
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Good suggestions. Another suggesion is old pillowcases. We use one for whites and one for darks that way when we got home the laundry was already sorted. And one of our suitcases became the laundry/misc suitcase.
Hmmm never thought to use pillow cases....and to separate is so SMART!!! Gonna do this instead of the garbage bag!

I did buy the over the door shoe tree for toiletries etc... but also got a light weight hanging shelves made out of canvas that goes in the closet and gives you 6 large boxed shelves for extra space. Doesn't take up much room or weight in the bags so I think this will help keep clothes organized.

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Old 08-30-2010, 08:26 PM   #371
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You don't have something I'm packing! LOL! A small electic kettle.

I like my tea in the morning (coffee maker doesn't make the water hot enough...) and we love oatmeal in the mornings! Quick, healthy, easy breakfast before the parks.

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Old 08-30-2010, 08:28 PM   #372
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I'm leaving in 9 days and the list is great! However, there is one thing that has not been metioned. This is for all of you women with husbands, boyfriends, etc, don't forget the birth control.
Um...yep I forgot mine once. I had just gotten it filled and accidentally packed the empty one. As you can see from my signature, won't be needing them this year
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:29 AM   #373
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Awesome list! Definitely a enough things I didn't have on mine. Printing this off now.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:15 PM   #374
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Went to price a pop up hamper and the cheapest I found was $9....not much but it all adds up and I honestly don't think this is really needed. It weighs down the luggage too (for those who fly) I find using a large nylon laundry bag (or just a large black garbage bag) works just as well. IMHO

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I bought a pop up hamper for $1 at Dollar Tree today. It's really light. I like that it stands upright and I can just toss things into it. The laundry bag is less convenient in that regard.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:53 AM   #375
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Clear backpack

for my last trip to DW instead of a diaper bag I brought a clear backpack with multiple ziploc bags of different sizes with everything we could possibly need and it worked out great! we went through the gate in no time !
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