1. Welcome to the WDWMAGIC.COM Forums!
    Please take a look around, and feel free to sign up and join the community.You can use your Twitter or Facebook account to sign up, or register directly.
    Dismiss Notice

Best Packing Tips!

Discussion in 'WDW Tips' started by DisneyPrincess5, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. C.M.O

    C.M.O Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    94
    That's what I do with my daughters clothes. It makes getting dressed so much easier. She just pulls out the bag labeled Monday and puts everything on. Then the dirty clothes go in there. Everything stays neat and tidy and no trying to figure out what she is wearing.
     
    Cogworthfangal85 likes this.
  2. Cogworthfangal85

    Cogworthfangal85 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2013
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    26
    I'll have to remember this when I pack for my fall trip. I know I'm packing my two Disney t-shirts (one's a Mary Poppins on Tour-thinking to wear to Epcot just for the heck of it-and the other's a black shirt w/ Mickey on it-might become part of my Halloween costume unless I find a shirt I like better.)
     
  3. Weather_Lady

    Weather_Lady Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    4,362
    Likes Received:
    8,204
    We do a variation on this for our older kids (5 and 7), since their clothes don't fit into bags anymore: I lay out a T-shirt with the arms folded in, place a pair of shorts, underwear and socks on top of it (I line the waistband of the shorts up with the neck of the shirt), and then roll them all up neatly together, smoothing out any wrinkles as I go, so it makes a tidy little cylinder shape. I then put the "rolls" side-by-side in a packing cube and zip it shut. When we "unpack" at the hotel, I just unzip the packing cube and set in in a dresser drawer, and the kids can easily select the "outfit roll" of their choice each day.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2014
  4. MickeyisMyBestFriend

    MickeyisMyBestFriend Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2014
    Messages:
    246
    Likes Received:
    225
    Thanks guys for all the advice. Next time I will roll instead of fold.:) Like most of you guys we bring sample size toothpaste, mouthwash but I use the shampoo, conditioner, etc. provided.
     
    MOXOMUMD likes this.
  5. Uncle Lupe

    Uncle Lupe Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,970
    Likes Received:
    1,486
    Don't bring or use deodorant. That's what the people on the bus sitting next to me must have done to save space.
     
  6. mweier

    mweier Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2013
    Messages:
    336
    Likes Received:
    691
    In addition to cel chargers for the room, we also bring a portable USB Battery charger for our day pack. Makes a huge difference especially if you use touring plans app or mm+ Throughout the day and you don't take breaks back to the resort every day.

    This one can easily charge our phones in the park 5-6x between charges but look closely at the capacity (measured in mAh or milli-amp hours).
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B009USAJCC

    With 10000 mAh and two iPhone 5's,we usually only have to recharge our charger battery 1x per trip.
     
    Uncle Lupe likes this.
  7. MOUSEGIRL

    MOUSEGIRL Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2013
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    94
    I always do laundry on our trip for 2 reasons. One I have teenage boys and well they stink..Two I dont want to get home and spend a day doing laundry i can get it all done at Disney in less than 2 hours.
     
  8. DiSnEyF@n

    DiSnEyF@n Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1,175
    Likes Received:
    975
    Can you add a link to this article that you read??? I am taking my 6 month old this summer and would LOVE to read this article, too :) Thanks
     
  9. DiSnEyF@n

    DiSnEyF@n Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1,175
    Likes Received:
    975
    Gross lol
     
    MOXOMUMD, Uncle Lupe and Daxiegirl like this.
  10. Uncle Lupe

    Uncle Lupe Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,970
    Likes Received:
    1,486
    Don't forget that underwear has two sides. Wear twice wash once. Repeat.
     
    graphite1326, Maryssa* and DiSnEyF@n like this.
  11. DiSnEyF@n

    DiSnEyF@n Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1,175
    Likes Received:
    975
    Uncle Lupe you're gross - lol
     
  12. Uncle Lupe

    Uncle Lupe Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,970
    Likes Received:
    1,486
    There are two sides to every problem and sometimes two sides to the solution.
     
    DiSnEyF@n likes this.
  13. Uncle Lupe

    Uncle Lupe Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,970
    Likes Received:
    1,486
    OK for real. I cut my hair really short so I can leave the hair gel and brush at home. It's cooler and low maintenance.
     
    DisneyPrincess5 and DiSnEyF@n like this.
  14. Doodlyday

    Doodlyday Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2013
    Messages:
    492
    Likes Received:
    885
    If you really need to save space, just buy a plastic water bottle once in Disney and use it for the rest of the week.
     
    DiSnEyF@n likes this.
  15. dadddio

    dadddio Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2013
    Messages:
    1,698
    Likes Received:
    2,060
    • Every trip, we end up heading over to a local WalMart to buy cheap Mickey Ts and miscellaneous junk. Since we buy these shirts, we can pack fewer.
    • We drive to Florida, so we bring along all of the beach toys/towels/etc rather than buying them there.
    • I worked in restaurants in high school and college and one thing that I learned was to always have two pairs of comfortable walking shoes. Those two pairs should not have the same sole design, however. If you swap between the two pairs daily, your feet won't hurt.
    • We pack enough disposable ponchos for each person to have one each day. We keep one 'set' in the park bag. If it rains, we don the cheapo ponchos. When it is done raining for the day (or we leave for the day), we throw them away. That way, we don't have to babysit big, wet ponchos. Leftovers are left in the suitcase for the next trip.
    • Throw several laundry detergent pods in a plastic bag. Pack maybe two or three times as many as you think that you will need. We got hit with a stomach bug on our last trip to WDW that made me need plenty of extradetergent, if you know what I mean.
     
    DisneyPrincess5 and DiSnEyF@n like this.
  16. Joey Jurado

    Joey Jurado Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2014
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    282
    will ziplocks work? or do you need larger ones?
     
    DiSnEyF@n likes this.
  17. DVCPluto

    DVCPluto Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2014
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    1,273
    Packing cubes!! Everyone has a different color, so when we unpack, the cubes just go in the drawers.

    They're not actual cubes, but that's what they're called. Found them on ebags, I think.
     
    sxeensweet and Weather_Lady like this.
  18. Weather_Lady

    Weather_Lady Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    4,362
    Likes Received:
    8,204
    I'm an ebags packing cube devotee, as well! They've made such an enormous difference in the efficiency of our packing and unpacking! I have the "pack it flat" ebags toiletry kit as well, and it's awesome. http://www.ebags.com/category/travel-accessories/packing-aids/packing-cubes/dept/accessories

    (Edit: Sorry -- I just realized that I'd replied to this thread on multiple occasions in the past, touting my love of the packing cubes! I apologize for the repetition, but they really are cool. Who doesn't want their luggage to look like this?)
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2014
    sxeensweet, whitney37354 and DVCPluto like this.
  19. DVCPluto

    DVCPluto Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2014
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    1,273
    Sorry I didn't see your earlier posts! Love that there is another packing cube junkie like me. I love the feeling of grabbing the different colors, throwing them in drawers, and heading to the parks. :)
     
    Weather_Lady likes this.
  20. graphite1326

    graphite1326 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,218
    Likes Received:
    1,638
    Here is my packing tip but it doesn't have anything to do with saving space. We always pack our favorite breakfast cereal. When we get there we buy some milk and put it in the frig. It saves time in the morning so we don't have to go down and stand in line for breakfast and it also saves money. Then when the box is empty we have a little room for what we bought.
     
    Weather_Lady likes this.

Share This Page