What is your not so normal item to pack, which is helpful while at WDW ?

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  1. chiefs614

    chiefs614 Badmamajama

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    At the dollar store they have blow up bath pillows in various shapes, they are folded in a vary small package, i use these for the family to sit on while waiting for parades, i throw them in a ziplock bag with panchos, and a table cloth (stroller Pancho) and a small blanket and throw it in the bottom of our stroller. The bath pillows are good when my daughter falls asleep :hippie::dance3:too
     
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  3. DVC Kelly

    DVC Kelly Mouseketeer Approved Advertiser

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    I always pack a pair of fleece socks to wear in the room at night (to sooth my feet after walking all day).
     
  4. macleod1979

    macleod1979 Mouseketeer

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    Fleece socks.....genius!
     
  5. CopperWife

    CopperWife Mouseketeer

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    Okay, I read through 61 pages and I don't think I saw this tip -

    The first time we took our girls to Disney, the our DD was 4 years old and was very attached to 'Dreyfus', her lovey (a well-worn stuffed sheepdog). I was very concerned about him getting left behind in the parks, so I went to a pet store and bought a dog collar and one of those dog tags you can have engraved - ours said "I am loved! If found, please call xxx-xxx-xxxx"


    Thankfully, we never lost Dreyfus, but it gave me peace of mind that if we did, he might get back to us.
     
  6. krn82259

    krn82259 Mouseketeer

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    I see lots of suggestions to use body glide, but I use a much cheaper alternative. I am new to running and chafe terribly under my bra. I use stick deoderant instaed of the glide. So much cheaper and does the trick. I also use it when it's just hot and I am sweating way too much.
     
  7. StPaulieGirlLuvsDis

    StPaulieGirlLuvsDis Disney Dreaming!

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    For all the pressed penny collectors out there, I saw someone mentioned using Mentos containers to store your quarters.

    We buy Mini M&M containers and then stack our quarters and pennies in them. Most pressed pennies cost 2 quarters and 1 penny so we stack the coins in our containers this way... 2 quarters and 1 penny, then 2 more quarters and 1 penny, etc...

    It saves some time fumbling around in your purse for the change to press your penny!
     
  8. nansmama

    nansmama DIS Veteran

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    I'm sure someone has mentioned this, but I always pack scissors in the bag that's getting checked. They have come in handy on multiple occasions.
     
  9. tink15823

    tink15823 DIS Veteran

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    We pack a flat head and Phillips screw driver. When we took out 1st trip we could not open a toy truck for youngest ds . We ended up calling front desk and had to wait for mat dept. . So now I have them every trip and we have needed them again.
     
  10. Junebugwv

    Junebugwv DIS Veteran

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    I have some upright fold-up cubes in a variety of sizes and pack one for each person. I keep them by the door and everyone puts their daily park belongings in it: sunglasses, hat, fanny pack, wallet, etc. Keeps things organized in the room and handy for grabbing on the way out the door.
     
  11. happymommy

    happymommy DIS Veteran

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    That is a smart idea! I may see about getting some of these. Anything to keep organized!
     
  12. KMcCP

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    Another use for these - tuck them under your fitted bed sheet and you have an instant toddler bed rail.
     
  13. knottmel1

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    LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! That is so wonderful! We are going at Thanksgiving and it will fit right in! :love:
     
  14. chicharitta

    chicharitta Earning My Ears

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    :thumbsup2 LOVE IT. I am doing the same thing for my Niece (she turns 6 during our Jan trip)
     
  15. Dopey420

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    A black light to check for "organic" stains on the bedspread and pillows, because with all the honeymooners at Disney, there are lots of stains :eek:
     
  16. lovenerds81112

    lovenerds81112 Forever cute and nerdy.

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    These are all awesome ideas!!
     
  17. AVDisney

    AVDisney WDW Vet

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    Bring rain ponchos from home...the ones at Disney are expensive! and also, everyone should wear a fanny pack, they are great because then mom doesnt have to hold everything in her purse! and everything stays organized! Bring lots of extra clothes, you can get wet at any park (MK- splash mountain, Epcot- fountains, HS- little mermaid, AK- kali river rapids) and rain is very unpredictable! hope this helps!!! :)
     
  18. Sandie08

    Sandie08 Earning My Ears

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    Wow this has to be the coolest idea yet! Thanks so much for the advice, this is a must for us!
     
  19. disneylover04

    disneylover04 Disney Vacation Planner

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    I always bring:
    -air freshener for the bathroom (it's a small space and it's inevitable that someone will have a messed up stomach)
    -a new candle (for fragrance and atmosphere)
    -a couple of blankets to put over beds for relaxing (just not comfortable with relaxing on the comforters in hotels)
    -hand soap dispensers for kitchen and bathroom
    -lysol to disinfect everything
    -socks/slippers (can't walk around barefoot in hotel)
    -I always pack up my toothbrush/toothpaste after each use. I have this fear of someone from housekeeping deciding to have fun by relieving themselves on my personal items or doing some other mean thing
     
  20. Julie93

    Julie93 Earning My Ears

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    Fantastic thread! If it weren't 4 am and my brain was working better, I'd probably be able to add something. :rotfl:
     
  21. iamfishie

    iamfishie Earning My Ears

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    Another great use for the pool noddles is to slide them under the bed sheet to make a bed rail when traveling with smaller kids.
     

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