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Old 04-23-2013, 09:50 PM   #1216
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Great tip!!

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I take a stack of lids from take-out drinks. If you turn it upside down and insert a popsicle or mickey bar through the straw x-cut, then the lid will catch any drips!
Best idea ever!
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:13 PM   #1217
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A roll of duct tape is useful but takes up a lot of room. If you are packing a mini m&m tube for pennies or meds or I a bottle of hand sanitizer, (you get the idea) wrap a few layers around the tube and throw it in your bag! No bulk or the cardboard core and there is a thousand uses for duct tape!
If you do not have something to wrap duck tape around easily, you can get travel size rolls at minimus.biz I keep one in each car too. Here is the link.

http://www.minimus.biz/Mini-Roll-Duc...1601-8200.aspx

I have gotten a lot of good ideas on their site. The Splinter Out lances in the First Aid & Pharmacy section (under Pharmacy) are a must have. They even got out a tiny sliver of glass I got in my foot from a broken drinking glass.

The single dose packets of OTC meds are handy too.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:42 AM   #1218
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i take an infalatable foot bath and lavender scented epsom salts. Maes my feet feel sooooo much better to soak them each night
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:15 PM   #1219
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:25 PM   #1220
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Upthread, someone mentioned a plastic bag to put all of the travel books in.

I buy electronic versions of travel guides and put them on my Kindle. And for brochures, I download them off the Internet, and transfer them to my Kindle. No clutter.

However, you still need the brochure if there is a coupon attached to it.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:57 PM   #1221
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Our Brita water bottles worked GREAT! Also hydrocolloid bandages for blisters- found small 8ct packs at Walgreens!
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:16 PM   #1222
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Thanks everyone for the tips. We have 17 days to go so excited and worried about the long drive there LOL
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:27 PM   #1223
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Upthread, someone mentioned a plastic bag to put all of the travel books in.

I buy electronic versions of travel guides and put them on my Kindle. And for brochures, I download them off the Internet, and transfer them to my Kindle. No clutter.

However, you still need the brochure if there is a coupon attached to it.
I love my Kindle and bring it everywhere. I love having lots of books in one place. But I never thought to put brochures on it before. I'll have to keep that in mind.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:37 PM   #1224
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If you wear glasses all the time, be sure to bring an extra pair, a pair of old ones will do they don't have to be current. This is so you can go on rides like Space Mountain wearing the old ones, and take the chance of losing *them* instead of your current ones. I use the hard case they give most times at the eye doctor to store my current glasses in my bag and wear the old ones on "shaky" rides.

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Old 05-02-2013, 07:21 PM   #1225
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If you wear glasses all the time, be sure to bring an extra pair, a pair of old ones will do they don't have to be current. This is so you can go on rides like Space Mountain wearing the old ones, and take the chance of losing *them* instead of your current ones. I use the hard case they give most times at the eye doctor to store my current glasses in my bag and wear the old ones on "shaky" rides.

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Never even thought of this! My DH loses glasses alot lol. This is perfect thank you!!
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:20 PM   #1226
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If you wear glasses all the time, be sure to bring an extra pair, a pair of old ones will do they don't have to be current. This is so you can go on rides like Space Mountain wearing the old ones, and take the chance of losing *them* instead of your current ones. I use the hard case they give most times at the eye doctor to store my current glasses in my bag and wear the old ones on "shaky" rides.

I had fun reading this thread!
And if you forget, WDW sells sports straps for glasses. DH has two now, and they're both packed for this trip!
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:24 PM   #1227
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If you wear glasses all the time, be sure to bring an extra pair, a pair of old ones will do they don't have to be current. This is so you can go on rides like Space Mountain wearing the old ones, and take the chance of losing *them* instead of your current ones. I use the hard case they give most times at the eye doctor to store my current glasses in my bag and wear the old ones on "shaky" rides.

I had fun reading this thread!
That's a good idea! DH sometimes wears glasses and sometimes contacts. He's never lost glasses, but sometimes they get splashed or sprinkled on and then he has to stop and clean them.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:18 AM   #1228
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Really great tips here! Although with all the repeats it could have been condensed quite a bit......people must post without reading!

I have a couple ideas that I'm pretty positive haven't been mentioned....

I plan to organize all my pills (ibu, beano, vitamins, tums, pepto pills, arnica etc..) in one of those jumbo daily pill organizers. Maybe label them on the bottom. Should cut down on all the containers rolling around in my toiletry bag!

I found a clear plastic backpack today at job lots for $2! Which excited me because I thought that maybe it would be easier to get through the bag check, and also deter people from grabbing my bag if they see that there is only a change of clothing in there.....not to mention the fact that it is water resistant (and I can put the bag that I will be carrying in it if it rains)

This has been mentioned but having an extra pair of undies saved my day at the park last time we went. Late August.... changed mid day and tossed the old ones away and also changed from shorts to a skirt. I couldn't believe how much better I felt. I don't think I will ever do shorts in the park again. Skirts are so much more comfortable for me!
Re: pills. We take several vitamins a day between us. Instead if taking each bottle I went to the craft section at Walmart and got a small bead organizer for a dollar. Each section holds more than enough for the 10 days we'll be gone.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:17 AM   #1229
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Following on from the glasses thing

If you are a contact lens wearer, pop a spare pair or two in your park bag - especially if you wear daily disposables. My DH lost a lens on a ride and spent the rest of the time effectively blind (he is very short sighted). Fortunately it was nearly the end of the day but it could have been a nightmare.

Also, if you aren't used to the heat / humidity they can become uncomfortable. Putting a new pair of lenses in half way through the day can a quick freshen up.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:13 PM   #1230
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Making my way through this post with my excel spreadsheet open and amazon open in another tab. Only on page 36......

:sings: "must keep reading, must keep reading, must keep reading!"
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