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Old 02-04-2013, 04:09 PM   #1066
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I'm not sure if this has been mentioned, I'm only on page 31, but I pack my DD5's clothes in gallon ziploc bags. I put complete outfits including clean underpants and socks into each bag. When she was a baby I could tell whoever was helping get her ready to grab a bag and get her dressed. Now that she's older I can tell her to grab a bag and get herself dressed. Once the clothes have been worn we have extra ziploc bags available for all the things ziplocs come in handy for.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:27 PM   #1067
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There is a laundry product called S2O, they are a 3-in-1 laundry sheet (detergent, fabric softener, stain remover). I've been using them for 2 years -- I got them on HSN and do autoship. I've been very happy with them and with a teen and two little ones my laundry is clean. I will packing a ziploc baggie with them for Disney in the fall. (They come in a 100 count tub).
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:30 PM   #1068
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Great minds think alike! Also, did you know that they have great paper and scrapbooks? I read a tip on here to bring a plastic box that holds the 12 x 12 paper so that it doesn't get bent on the fight home!

I saw that tip! I'll have to remember it because I plan on hitting up the store in DTD that sells all of that. DH has been fairly warned
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:32 PM   #1069
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After a frustrating overwhelming day for my 3 yr old DD, we're in the bathroom right after Wishes, listening to the announcement of "your wishes come true" and DD says "Momma, my wish came true!" "Really? What was your wish?" "To meet Cinderella!"
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:02 AM   #1070
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I carry a little Leatherman Micro in my pocket as well. It has great scissors and I use it mostly to remove tags and have in case I need to cut moleskin in the park.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:57 AM   #1071
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Another thing we do when we travel is shop directly on a drugstore website for our toiletries and have them shipped ahead. Most of them have free shipping with a certain $ purchase. We started doing this when our daughter was in diapers and we didn't want to travel with a huge amount of diapers and wipes with us. We shipped those ahead along with shampoo, conditioner, body wash, various OTC meds we'd be using, sunscreen, moisturizers, etc etc. We didn't need to worry about packing it in our suitcases and the box was generally waiting in our room when we got there. Most of the stuff we would just toss at the end of the trip.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:06 AM   #1072
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3. A plastic 12"x12" scrapbookers storage case to bring home ride photos, maps, menus and other items I don't want bent.
great idea!
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:10 AM   #1073
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So, I have a couple weird things that I bring... I'm a packing and gear nerd:

I love my Sitka over-the-shoulder sling bag from Maxpedition. It is designed so that when you go to sit down, or access the bag for that matter, that it slides to your front and sits across your abdomen-perfect for riding rides and great for getting at stuff without taking the bag off!

I have a MSR Paktowel Original in my bag. These things are amazing. They hold almost 10x their weight in water. Wring it out, and it's almost completely dry again. Great for wiping down wet seats, drying off somewhat from rides or spray... Lots of uses...

I bring a surgical tube clothesline that I got from Amazon (It's braided with three tubes, so no need for clothespins). It has loops on either end. You can attach carabiners to them or loop them around shower heads. It's only 7 ft long, but great for what it does, and it stretches a bit longer.

I put luggage tags on all my bags, especially the one I bring into the park. Disney customer service is awesome, and they will return something if they can figure out who it belongs to!
Great ideas and I'm going to check out that bag and towel!
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:26 AM   #1074
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Leatherman tool

A leatherman is a combination tool that has multi-head screw drivers, pliers, scissors, knife, and many more. I've used it several times over 20 years.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:59 PM   #1075
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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!
packing cubes? where do you find these? can you describe exactly what it is?
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:09 PM   #1076
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packing cubes? where do you find these? can you describe exactly what it is?
Anyplace like Linens N' Things, Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond etc will have them. They are akin to space bags that have a one way valve ( no need for a vacuum) and are shaped like a cube. I have found them very useful too! Added bonus- costume glitter is contained :D
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:49 PM   #1077
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The great thing about this thread is that the tips from 2010 still apply! I am subscribing to this, just to have it bookmarked for when it is time to pack.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:54 PM   #1078
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If anyone is looking for the Purex all in one laundry sheets, I saw them in the travel section at K-Mart this past weekend. I saw them and immediately thought of this thread with all the mentions of them.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:07 PM   #1079
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If anyone is looking for the Purex all in one laundry sheets, I saw them in the travel section at K-Mart this past weekend. I saw them and immediately thought of this thread with all the mentions of them.
I found some at CVS too. DD uses them at college and she ran out and couldn't find more. She put me on the mission and I just happened to see them CVS, so i got her a box and I need to get me another one for travel. Best thing ever for travel laundry!
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:03 AM   #1080
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As the owner of a Travel Agency who specializes in Disney, I am compiling all of these GREAT tips and idea and making a list that I can put in with my clients documents as a "Suggested Packing List" and a "Suggested Take To the Parks" list.

Thanks so much!
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