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Old 01-14-2014, 12:33 PM   #31
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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!
This works great for kids too! Put everything they need to get dressed in the morning in one of these slots---even down to hats and/or hair clips--and they can grab and get themselves ready in the morning. Even if it's something like a pin lanyard, hat, autograph book, etc. Put everything in that one "block" before bed and you're not scrambling in the morning!
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:36 PM   #32
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We are DVC, and drive, so we bring a laundry basket, hamper and drying rack. I bring a travel first aid kit too with many assorted band aids. Also, extra towels for bath, pool and kitchen. I keep a Rubbermaid tote (the medium size) with all our Disney travel stuff together so I don't forget. Also, cheap glow sticks.

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Old 01-14-2014, 12:40 PM   #33
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This works great for kids too! Put everything they need to get dressed in the morning in one of these slots---even down to hats and/or hair clips--and they can grab and get themselves ready in the morning. Even if it's something like a pin lanyard, hat, autograph book, etc. Put everything in that one "block" before bed and you're not scrambling in the morning!
LOL - You would think I wouldn't need to worry about this, since my DD is 17, but she would probably benefit from it, since all of her stuff somehow expands to fill all available space, plus 15-20% more! She's like those little sponge toys that grow when you put them in water!
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:53 PM   #34
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magnet clips! like a chip clip with a magnet on it. I bring several of these and we use them for holding curtains closed, posting the day's itinerary on the door, hanging clothes to dry, closing bags of Goofy's candy, etc.
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:57 PM   #35
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Power strip. I learned that tip here on the DIS. I bring one with me on all trips now (regardless of destination). Makes a big difference when travelling with multiple iPhones, iPads, iPods, PSV, laptops, etc.
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:57 PM   #36
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a dozen sheets of Viva paper toweling
Usually carry two in my purse or pocket. Soft enough to clean eye glasses without scratching, yet can be wrung out. Handy for wet benches, spills, drying off after a rain downpour, and very refreshing with cold water and a small dab of soap to wipe sweaty neck, arms and chest.


Travel sized pack of Lysol wipes for the room. When we first arrive in hotel rooms, I'm in the habit of wiping the light switches, faucets, doorknobs, phone, TV remote and vanity top. Like to wipe armrests and tray tables on airplanes, too.
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:11 PM   #37
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an important item for me that i haven't seen mentioned here: fingernail scissors. i get hangnails a LOT, and the little, pocket fingernail clippers are always dull and don't cut well, so i take my fingernail scissors. i cut a 1 1/2" length of drinking straw, and put it over the end of the scissors, to keep them from puncturing anything in my bag.

i'm also a huge fan of bodyglide-can't even begin to count how many blisters that stuff has saved me from!

i need to buy one of those external phone chargers...that seems like a VERY handy item to have!
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:12 PM   #38
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30-day wipes to wipe down doorknobs and light switches in the room. They claim not only to disinfect but also to keep acting as an antimicrobial for 30 days.

Now, their claims may very well be snake oil. But we caught a stomach bug in WDW once (with toddlers, it's almost inevitable that they'll pick up whatever's going around no matter where they are). And I'm paranoid enough of it happening again that I'll waste a buck or two on the chance it could help.
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:19 PM   #39
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:23 PM   #40
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Air freshener. Particularly if you're are on the dining plan.
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:35 PM   #41
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not necessarily unique but we got 4 carry on size suitcases for the family a couple of Christmas's ago so we can all bring our luggage on the plane and not deal with baggage claim or worry about lost luggage.
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:37 PM   #42
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We pack w/ space bags. we may not reduce them down with a vacuum (until AFTER the trip) but it keeps our clothes waterproof in case of a spill in the suitcase or on it (weather too). And DH's clothes glitter free from DD's costumes (at least in the suitcases ). Then on our last day, we usually get all the air out of it by rolling them and sealing it. This allows more room in the suitcase without having to pack another bag.

We also use them as our dirty clothes bags within the room. So then when we leave there isnt a whole lot to pack if we are diligent everyday.
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:34 PM   #43
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Three-in-one laundry sheets - I hate paying for laundry soap at the resorts.

I LOVE the idea of bringing a large ziplock to put my bag in during water rides. I'll have to remember that!
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:57 PM   #44
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A rechargeable Power Cell so you can charge your phone/tablet at the park without needing to find an outlet.
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:27 PM   #45
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Pepermint oil, a few drops in about 2-3 inches of hot water in the tub each day after you get back from the parks and you feet feel fresh. Plus the added bonus is that your room smells like pepermint the whole trip

We forgot this last time and that will NEVER happen again.
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