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Old 01-13-2014, 09:38 AM   #16
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Haven't read all the replies yet but a power strip so you can plug all your chargers in one place (rather than all over the room) is the best packing tip I ever read here.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:41 AM   #17
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Oh ziplocs - brilliant. Why didn't I think of that? LOL

Also I usually pack a couple of grocery store plastic bags to put our dirty socks/bras/undies in. I can't stand them "touching" the other dirty clothes. (I have issues, LOL)
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:48 AM   #18
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-Ziploc bags
-A small credit card wallet- big enough for my Id, a couple cards and my room key but not my huge every day wallet (I don't think I will need my library card at Disney World LOL)
-Moleskin- for blisters
-A travel bottle with a various medicines - Excedrin, Alieve, Tums, etc
-Travel Phone recharger
-A small bottle of bubbles, for DS to blow when there are big lines or we need to take a rest and chill
-New games downloaded on my phone or ipad to keep the kid entertained
-Collapsible bag for extra stuff that is coming home with us
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:19 AM   #19
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Britta filter water bottles!

We read that tip a couple trips ago and haven't looked back! $13 on Amazon or at Target for two. Filters last for something like 200 bottles of water or something, and the filters are cheap. Doesn't purify the water, but makes it taste good...which is perfectly acceptable for Florida water. I kept up with how much we saved on water for the first trip we took with the bottles and I think they paid for themselves in the first two days of our 7 day trip. We've saved a ridiculous amount of money with those handy bottles. Definitely a must have.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:39 AM   #20
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I bring my own toilet paper. One thing I hate about all of WDW is the toilet paper - hotels, parks, restaurants. I only use my own in our room, but if I wasn't worried about it getting wet in my bag I would probably start carrying it around everywhere! Maybe I should use a Ziploc for that!!
I also store my phone, ID, and money in a small ziploc baggie.
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Old 01-13-2014, 01:53 PM   #21
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Small Pop up cube to put on the desk to store MB's or KTTW cards, extra wire hangers, pop up laundry basket and body glide.
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:18 PM   #22
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A Swim Towel in a ziploc bag. It is great to wipe down seats after a sudden Florida rainstorm, and they hold a TON of water and wring out easily. When you are done, just pop it back in the ziploc!

I also take a nightlight and a power strip, but I use the "octopus" kind, because many chargers have big chunky plugs, so they won't all fit on a standard strip.

We have tried the over the door shoe organizer, but found that it doesn't usually fit on the bathroom door because the hooks are too narrow.

The travel sized cans of Lysol have become a must-have for all trips.

We have a Lenmar external portable charger that can charge phones and iPod/iPads. Very handy given the power drain on phones in the parks.

I agree on the Pop-up hampers. We drive down to Disney, and I usually take the hamper back full and use a suitcase for souvenirs. When we get home, I just drop the hamper in the Laundry room and get started. When I have needed to wash at Disney, they are super easy to take to the washroom.
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:18 PM   #23
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Body glide to put all over my feet every morning, to keep my blister prone feet, blister free. Our whole family uses it and no one ever gets blisters when we do.

I'm always wishing I had a ziplock bag in my purse big enough to throw my whole purse in for water rides. I always forget that. I usually do have a small one in my purse from going through secuity at the aiport, so at least I can keep the cell phone and camera dry.
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:25 PM   #24
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I have taken many of the things noted here (collapsible hamper, night lights, moleskin, etc.). My additions that probably aren't that unique are disposable plastic containers (for leftovers etc.), a box of trash bags for dirty laundry or whatever, a "blister bag" with a needle/alcohol wipes/bandages/moleskin to carry in the parks.

I love the power strip idea!
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:37 PM   #25
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* emergency kit w/medicine
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Scissors--seems like we always end up needing them--and zip lok bags.

Best thing to "pack"--extra space in the suitcase or an extra bag. Not only will you buy stuff, everything takes up a little bit more space on the way home.
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:55 PM   #27
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I bring a hanging closet organizer. It's different than the over-the-door shoe organizer. I hang it from the closet rod. It has 7 deeper "shelves" that I use to organize my socks/undies, folded clothes and some toiletries (since it's in the dressing/vanity area at mods). This will free up drawer space for DH and the kids.
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:55 PM   #28
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Camel-pack backpack, so much better than trying to keep track of water bottles, very comfortable and holds more water than water bottles. Would not go without one.
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:03 PM   #29
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I bring a hanging closet organizer. It's different than the over-the-door shoe organizer. I hang it from the closet rod. It has 7 deeper "shelves" that I use to organize my socks/undies, folded clothes and some toiletries (since it's in the dressing/vanity area at mods). This will free up drawer space for DH and the kids.
This is a fantastic idea! With 3 kids, we never have enough drawer space even at the deluxes & I hate living out of suitcases. Thanks for sharing!
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I bring a hanging closet organizer. It's different than the over-the-door shoe organizer. I hang it from the closet rod. It has 7 deeper "shelves" that I use to organize my socks/undies, folded clothes and some toiletries (since it's in the dressing/vanity area at mods). This will free up drawer space for DH and the kids.
Brilliant idea! I may steal this one for my DH, who is 6'4" and HATES having to bend over constantly to get stuff out of the low drawers in the resort rooms. It would also be a terrific way to set up your outfits for each day so that everything you need is in one stack that you could just grab at once. At least, if you are OCD like I am, and plan your entire daily wardrobe in advance!
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