THINGS TO PACK -Let's Pack Together

Discussion in 'Disney World Tips' started by Turtle31, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. xPrincessSmilesx

    xPrincessSmilesx Mouseketeer

    Jul 29, 2008
    Would that not be expensive though from overseas.

    Also we're staying offsite in a villa not a resort. Will look into it though.
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  3. maddhatir

    maddhatir Disney lovin' Harley gal....or is that Harley lovi

    Dec 11, 2005
    :lmao: I thought the same thing- If I packed all of that I would look like the Vanderbilt's packing up all of their belongings to move to the Breakers for the summer :rotfl2:
  4. disneydreamgirl

    disneydreamgirl DIS Veteran

    Feb 1, 2008
    I wonder if ordering some of your supplies online to have delivered to your resort might be more cost effective and less hassle. Some of the prices might be cheaper in the U.S. than in Britain. I live in Canada and did this for a small number of items on our last WDW trip and it worked out really well!

    LISAMWDW DIS Veteran

    Oct 23, 2002
    I just ordered our water/breakfast food and snacks from Garden Grocer. It is very simple and delivery was $12 so not to bad! They are delivering to our resort. Very handy! Especially with the limited luggage thing now.
  6. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc <font color=royalblue>We had a wonderful time, but

    Jul 2, 2007
    Here's a whole thead on them:
  7. Turtle31

    Turtle31 DIS Veteran

    Jan 24, 2008
    Hi everyone.....
    Thank you again to everyone who has helped keep this thread going. I am leaving early Tuesday morning. And I am almost packed !!
    I will obviously be unable to update the list once I go - so if anyone wants to copy and paste the first list and add anything in the next couple weeks.... please do !! This has been SO much help to me. I wasn't running around the house with my skattered brain trying to remember everything. Instead I printed this out, used a yellow highlighter and when it went into the case I highlighted. I hope everyone else finds this as helpful as I did.
  8. bauerchic

    bauerchic Earning My Ears

    Jul 3, 2008
    I'm so jealous! we still have 44 days...not that I'm counting.:rolleyes1
    My question here is, the "chunky" sharpies. I've been to office depot and office max, and the only big ones I found were RIDICULOUSLY huge. I got a "regular" retractable sharpie that's longer than the capped top, is this going to work for me? Do I need to return them and go for ridiculous?
  9. MomtoEmIs&Ow

    MomtoEmIs&Ow DIS Veteran

    Jan 23, 2006
    Great thread, it is really helpful!!!
  10. Chicklogic

    Chicklogic Mouseketeer

    May 1, 2006
    I haven't read through all of the posts yet(i'm only on page 3) so if this has been montioned.....sorry:love:

    If the beach is part of your vacation you NEED to bring BABY POWDER! It removes all of that unwanted sand off from your body in a flash.

    I have had so much sand in unwanted places that I could have sworn I was forming a pearl! :rolleyes1
  11. goNsoon2WDW

    goNsoon2WDW DIS Veteran

    Jul 28, 2008
    This is really helpful. Thanks to everyone for the wonderful tips. I have a couple of others I would like to add...

    1) Hamper --- We bring a few large garbage bags instead of the pop-up hamper. I put a dryer sheet in each one and then hang one from the hooks in the room (or a door hinge works too) and then use it as a hamper. Not that the dryer sheet will completely cover the potental odors, but it helps. When it is full, throw in another dryer sheet and we compress the clothes in the bag and put it all in one of the suitcases and consider it packed for home. It is amazing how the clothes can be squished down and this keeps dirty separate from clean. Then when I get home I just dump the bags and start with the tons of laundry we seem to bring back.

    2) Toothbrush/Toothpaste --- I know a lot of people tend to buy a brand new toothbrush and get a new tube of toothpaste for their vacations. I tend to do the opposite. I bring a toothbrush that is getting ready to be tossed and then at the end of the trip there is one less thing to bring back. I actually try to do this with most toiletries. There is something to be said for a fresh new toothbrush, razor, or whatever, but I would much rather have less to bring back home.

    3) Water Bottle Holders/Covers--- There are some really cute water bottle holders sold at WDW that are shaped like mickey heads. The only problem we have run into is that water tends to get warm very quickly, so we also bring water bottle covers that are like Koozies to at least try to keep the water cooler for a while. Plus each are a different color/pattern so we can tell who's is who's.

    4) Fanny Packs --- I provide/curse my boys with a fanny pack in the parks to hold contact information and some small bags of snacks that they can munch on throughout the day. This also gives a great place to connect a clip with a water bottle holder. I prefer to connect those sports clips to the fanny pack rather than their shorts. Some of their shorts do not have belt loops and I really don't need three bottles of water hanging from me.

    Hope someone finds these helpful.
  12. chaoscent

    chaoscent <a href="" targ Moderator

    Aug 18, 2000
    Each trip as I neurotically obsess about what I might be forgetting, :eek:
    my dh reminds me that they have stores in Florida (we always rent a car) and that if we forget anything, he will go buy it (he doesn't mind missing time at the parks). :banana: I find that I normally pack too much, and end up bringing a lot home unused. :rolleyes1
    To that end, I always bring duct tape and a door stop. :cool1: I have never needed them, but I like to be prepared. :lmao:
  13. MomtoEmIs&Ow

    MomtoEmIs&Ow DIS Veteran

    Jan 23, 2006
    :lmao: I bought some things already, and was thinking the same thing! :laughing:
  14. wigdoutdismom

    wigdoutdismom DIS Veteran

    Jun 25, 2008
    Newspapers! If you wear tennis shoes and get caught in the rain, stuff the shoes full of the newspapers, they will dry out much faster.... We discovered this in June it really works. Dh had to go out in search of the newspaper but he found it.....:rotfl2:
  15. goofylover

    goofylover Mouseketeer

    Jun 29, 2006
    I'm at WDW right now and boy, thanks to this thread we have just about everything! I have only had to buy an itch stick for my mosquito bites and sore throat lozenges when my son said, "My throat hurts" on the first day. I freaked out!!
    My favorite packing items and ideas have been -
    requesting more hangars

    shoe holder - incredible

    pop up hamper - this is the best. Now I am going to have each person put their clean things in the trash bags i brought. then when we get home, they can leave their suitcases downstairs and carry the trash bag up to their room and put them away. Wow!!!

    thanks again!!!
  16. jdvm

    jdvm Purple Van Driver Approved Advertiser

    Sep 18, 2005
  17. bayoumama2

    bayoumama2 bayoumama

    Aug 4, 2008
    I'm new to this, but really like it. I have been reading all these posts and there is so much great info. I to obsess with my packing/to do/to get lists - you know with the check off boxes to check off as you pack. Ya'll have covered almost everything possible. The only thing I would add is Florida Water if your going when its hot. It's used by atheletes and school bands. They add it to iced water in a cooler and use hand towels to wipe down and cool off. I either put a wet towel in a zip lock bag or use baby wipes (in a ziplock or travel size container) and add the Florida Water to it. The baby wipes are easiest - use and throw away. It's great. I carry this with me for boy scout summer camp - you know in the a electricity....real hot during the day. Oh and a small flashlight - never know when it's dark and you have to read or need to see something. I have a mini LED light (WalMart) that has a mini clip on it to clip on your backpack/fannie pack.
  18. Cinders1

    Cinders1 Mouseketeer

    Sep 1, 2002
    Great posts. At this rate I won't forget a single thing!
  19. mivictori

    mivictori Earning My Ears

    Aug 30, 2006
  20. ehrn

    ehrn Mouseketeer

    Jan 23, 2003
    I like those Shout color catcher sheets so I don't have to worry quite so much about sorting my laundry--or if I buy a new shirt and am afraid it will bleed or something. I also never go anywhere w/o my Pepto-bismol chewable tablets.
    This is a great thread!
  21. drummer1616

    drummer1616 Mouseketeer

    Sep 21, 2007
    Credit cards,,,,cash,,,,credit cards,,,,,DVC Member cards,,,,,credit cards,,,,,photocopies of plane and itenerary numbers,,,oh and credit cards

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