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Old 03-24-2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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Closet organizers

I've read the tips about bringing the over-the-door shoe organizer...what about the closet? Is it large enough for a hanging shelf organizer? Thinking about working around the limited drawer space.
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I've read the tips about bringing the over-the-door shoe organizer...what about the closet? Is it large enough for a hanging shelf organizer? Thinking about working around the limited drawer space.
Pretty sure you could do that, however, be aware that a large hanging object in the closet will be noisy because of the movement of the ship. I know empty hangers are. In our experience we had plenty of closet/drawer space for everything.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:36 PM   #3
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Thanks Shmoo, I've been lurking awhile and have come to really value your opinion. I think maybe I'm underestimating the cabin space. There is such a thing as over-organizing, lol!
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Thanks Shmoo, I've been lurking awhile and have come to really value your opinion. I think maybe I'm underestimating the cabin space. There is such a thing as over-organizing, lol!
How many people are you going to have in the room? We've traveled with 2 & 3 in a room and had plenty of space. Our experience is only on the classic ships, but there are 6 drawers in the desk (as well as the smaller 7th one, in the middle like where you keep pencils and stuff in a desk). As well as the steamer trunk (some rooms have a single one, others a double) with 3 more shelves and a couple of deep shelves in the closet. I think the Dream class ships don't have the steamer trunk, however.

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We are four---2 adults, 2 small children. On the Magic, 5A cat. Probably be ok without the extra organizer. Over thinking things for sure Even thought about bringing two shoe organizers, simply based on the amount of junk my children seem to accumulate....
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We are four---2 adults, 2 small children. On the Magic, 5A cat. Probably be ok without the extra organizer. Over thinking things for sure Even thought about bringing two shoe organizers, simply based on the amount of junk my children seem to accumulate....
Since we've only been 2 of us on most cruises, we didn't do the shoe organizer thing (plenty of shelf space in the bathrooms). But, if I was traveling with kids, I'd do it. Just having someplace handy to put the little things (KTTW card, hair brush, sunblock, etc.) seems really a good idea.

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after reading all this posts about shoe orgonizers, I brought one with us last year on the Fantasy, for 4 of us, didn't find use for it at all, left it in our room maybe people who used it after us found use for it. This year on the Wonder I didn't even bother bringing one. There are just enough space for everything
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I did bring the closet organizer that attached to the bar and had five shelfs. I did use it because I had it but would have had enough space without it- and I never heard it in the closet not even when it was a little rough.
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I am planning to bring some sort of organizer exactly for my toddler's junk! Socks, shoes, trains, dinosaurs, etc - life is easier these little things are in pockets and he can reach them. So for me it's not so much a way to crate extra storage space as it is a way to create space that he can access.
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I used one from ikea. Mesh. Circle holes. We used for dirty laundry and shoes and it was a lifesaver!
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We are four---2 adults, 2 small children. On the Magic, 5A cat. Probably be ok without the extra organizer. Over thinking things for sure Even thought about bringing two shoe organizers, simply based on the amount of junk my children seem to accumulate....
There were four of us on the Magic in a 5A and we had plenty of space. We used the space in the desk area for our girls. And there is the steamer trunk too. We brought a shoe organizer and didn't even use it. But for small children, it might be helpful.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:51 AM   #12
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Thanks for the replies---after actually taking a look at my shoe organizer, I see it has a TON of pockets. I think we'll be OK with just that. We were at WDW last Fall and we had so many toys/snacks/shoes strewn about our room. The shoe organizer should help keep those small items out of the way.
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If you have the split bathroom, I'd suggest what we did - which really helped keep our cabin organized. 2 over the door shoe organizers - 1 was just for shoes and we put it on the door that was further into the cabin. The other over the door shoe organizer was for all the little things that take up counter space and can cause clutter - it also helped everyone know where everything was: sun screen, lip balm, toiletries, wet towelette packets to replenish beach tote, extra sunglasses, hair accessories, etc., etc.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:48 AM   #14
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You're going to get 100 different people respond, with 100 different answers as far as the perfect level of storage. It all comes down to how your family packs, and what's in your room. We (family of 4, one being 4 months old) did a 4A so we had extra room for the pack 'n play. We also got a double steamer trunk, which we wouldn't have been able to live without. We took an over the door shoe organizer, and used it to its fullest potential! We had enough room with all that. A closet organizer like you're talking about would have been good for us, as we had the steamer trunk jammed packed but didn't have as much hanging stuff. I'll probably pick one up for our next cruise. I also liked the idea mentioned above for two over-the-door shoe organizers, and I'm really surprised I didn't think of that...

We are mid-heavy packers. We don't do laundry while we're travelling, and we pack a few extras of everything just in case. We had to with a baby who you never knew when the spit-up was coming... We'll usually end a cruise with a few items still clean and unused.

The door organizers are completely personal preference. We'd never go without them, but others will tell you they aren't needed at all. There are ample shelves in the bathroom(s), at least I think so. But in our case, DW has so much specific stuff for everyone... DW, DD, DS all have a separate bottle of lotion (DW has more than one), kids have two separate sunscreens from us (body and face). DW and DD each take an unfathomable number of flip-flops, dress shoes, etc. Hair dryers... brushes... makeup kits... Our counter tops would be over-crowded if we didn't have the shoe organizers. I don't ask about the excess... I just pack it all into suitcases. I personally have one small toiletry bag for all my stuff.

Here are the best things you can do/know for your situation:

1) Cruise once, experience is the best indicator of what you need
2) Check out:

http://disneycruiselineblog.com/ship...tateroom-list/

See if your room has a double, single, or no steamer trunk. The double we had was quite large!
3) If at all possible, use collapsible duffel suitcases instead of the big framed ones. My favorite suitcase we have is this one:
http://www.costco.com/f%C5%ABl-2-Pie....11760945.html

It's light, packs and amazing amount of stuff with separate compartments, and folds down.

The reason I say this is because every other cruise ship I've ever been on you could store your suitcases under the beds. On the magic, our three big rectangular suitcases (pretty traditional) wouldn't fit under the beds. We had to put two of them between the bed and wall on my side of the bed, and the other one against the wall next to the TV. That was more annoying than anything else.

Sorry for the long post, hope it helped
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Personally we usually take the over-the-door shoe organizer but I think the shelf thingy would take up too much luggage space. We put the shoe organizer over the bathroom door to the the half with the shower and found it handy to store our various sunscreens, pocket cameras & lanyards etc.

I am a reformed over-packer and now won't go ANYWHERE without using packing cubes and packing folders. They have literally cut my packing in HALF and now whenever we go on vaca I can organize all of our stuff in the provided drawers without any problems.
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