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Old 06-05-2010, 03:04 PM   #91
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we bring a lingere bag. You know the ones you use to wash your delicates in the laundry. Instead of bringing a pump soap dispenser that can leak in your suitcase put your bar of soap in there. You hang it up in the shower. It avoids picking up that icky wet soap.

Colored ice cube trays. If you use the colored ones mousekeeping wont think you took theirs. The tray in the villas always seem to be missing. But we freezed juice in these or wine for the adults. This way if you do bring it down to the pool it keeps your drinks cool without diluting them. Also freeze grapes in them. The frozen grapes keeps things cold. Put them in ziploc bags or Plastic containers. Helps keep food you bring down to pool or parks cold.
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:39 PM   #92
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My DH came up with this idea a few years ago. We pack our digital camera and it's printer (along with photo paper). Then each night when we get back from the park, we print the pictures from that day and go ahead and put them in our photo album we bought as soon as we arrived at Disney. This makes it so easy to show everyone your pictures as soon as you get home. I would have never thought of this, but it really works out well!
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:34 PM   #93
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My DH came up with this idea a few years ago. We pack our digital camera and it's printer (along with photo paper). Then each night when we get back from the park, we print the pictures from that day and go ahead and put them in our photo album we bought as soon as we arrived at Disney. This makes it so easy to show everyone your pictures as soon as you get home. I would have never thought of this, but it really works out well!
Half the fun of photography is playing around with the pictures. I do far too much processing and playing around to be able to print every evening in the resort room. Good idea though for the snapshooters. FAR cheaper though to send them out to a good printer like AdoramaPix (my recommmendation for excellent prints.)
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:57 AM   #94
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Wow, what awesome ideas! Definitely will be borrowing quite a few of these for you all. Thank you!
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:29 AM   #95
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Packing cubes! We used these last year for the first time. OUr suitcases held alot more and we bought one color for each person. Just take the cubes out of your suitcase and you are all unpacked! I'm a cubie addict!


Ive never heard of these??? where do I look for them??
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:09 AM   #96
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crystalized ginger for nausea....Sometimes it's the heat, sometimes it's the food, and sometimes motion, but it's easy to carry and keeps things at bay!
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:54 AM   #97
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I don't see how some of you take all this stuff with you. You must drive! We fly, so we have to keep stuff to a minimum. I've already created a "Disney Packing List" that includes several of the items mentioned. Thanks for the great ideas!
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:18 AM   #98
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I don't see how some of you take all this stuff with you. You must drive! We fly, so we have to keep stuff to a minimum. I've already created a "Disney Packing List" that includes several of the items mentioned. Thanks for the great ideas!
LOL we fly Southwest so we can take a little more (gotta watch the bag weight though). The packing cubes allow us to fit more into our suitcases. I was skeptical at first but wow!

We take a portable fan (small flat box type) which doubles as a white noise machine and keeping cool in the bathroom while getting ready. Nothing worse than a sweaty princess!
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:48 AM   #99
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We shipped a box over with a lot of food items as well as toiletries. Almond milk, cereal, etc.. We also ordered a box of granola bars from Costco and had it delivered to our room.

Each day we would pack some "to go" cereal packets (pouch kind not box kind) and granola bars in the backpack to munch on. We used the almond milk for the cereal and it traveled quite well. We weren't on the dining plan and always ate breakfast in our room with our own food.

I like a strong cup of coffee in the morning and in room coffee, and other coffee in general is pretty weak so I add a packet of Starbucks Via instant coffee to it to make it stronger. Same idea as the Crystal Lite.

Band-aid brand has a pretty nice little stick (under 3oz) of blister balm that came in quite handy as well.

I guess we packed fairly usual things. The travel toiletries section at Target turns me into a kid in a candy store. I know, it's weird. But I buy a new shower poofy each time and travel soaps etc...

I like the idea someone else posted about the drink cup lids for popsicles. that is a great idea! I've also used those lids to put ketchup on for dipping fries.
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:49 AM   #100
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Mr Bungle, I love your idea of using the drink lids for somewhere to put ketchup. That's always a problem.
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Old 06-10-2010, 03:57 PM   #101
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I bring Sham Wows in gallon ziploc bags. If there's been a rainstorm and we want to sit, I can mop it up. Then it goes in the bag so nothing else gets wet
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:44 PM   #102
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I bring Sham Wows in gallon ziploc bags. If there's been a rainstorm and we want to sit, I can mop it up. Then it goes in the bag so nothing else gets wet
I do the same thing using a "swimmer's towel" (purchased at Walmart for about $3. They absorb so much water, they're really handy and don't take up much room!
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:21 PM   #103
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I got a toothbrush holder at Walmart in the bathroom shelves section- I use it at home and I bring it for travel,it's a small plastic 4 brush holder,with a small shelf for the t-paste- and it has 2 suction cups on it,stick it on any hotel room mirror,and you have instant clean spot for brushes and paste,it takes up almost no room to pack-I love it! Also love my mesh popup hamper
I brought a suction-cup shower organizer for our trip last time. Those bathrooms at POP lack enough places for all our showering needs.

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room spray
bug spray or wipes
ear plugs and eye covers to sleep better
suction cup hooks to hang things from
I bring ear plugs for myself to wear on certain rides. Dinosaur is LOUD. This would also be helpful for little ones who may sleep through parades/fireworks, etc...

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Downy Wrinkle Releaser. I am OCD about ironing but on vacation, I try to be normal. After clothes are in the suitcase, I spray and hang up.

I love Downy Wrinkle Releaser. I always pack it on any vacation.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:39 PM   #104
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I bring ear plugs for myself to wear on certain rides. Dinosaur is LOUD. This would also be helpful for little ones who may sleep through parades/fireworks, etc...
I've heard to bring noise-cancelling headphones if your little one is sensitive to fireworks booms.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:44 PM   #105
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I bring several post-it notes to cover the clock face, microwave oven read-out, and the light switches that have the built-in lights on the switchplates. Also the clothespins to keep curtains shut. We like it as dark as possible at night.

I have a combo flashlight/alarm clock we use if we need to get up in the middle of the night. We bring a nightlight for the bathroom because sometimes the ones that are on the hotel hairdryer blink and that makes me crazy. I found a nightlight that doesn't have a bulb because the one time I did bring one with a bulb it had broken during the trip in.

I also bring a 60 watt lightbulb wrapped in bubblewrap and placed inside a large (old style) insulated Disney resort mug - it fits perfectly. I can then swap out the desk lamp bulb so I can actually see and I use the mug for the bedside.
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