We all have been there… we pack up as much as we can fit into our luggage, only to get to the room and think “Now what?” Here are some great tips on how to keep your Resort room organized along with your sanity.
Before leaving home, pick up a few things that will help your room stay clutter free. The shoe bags that hang off the back of the doors come in handy and hang over the bathroom door in any Resort room. You can use it for shoes, but also for hair products, make-up, curling irons, socks, underwear, and smaller items like hair clips and such so that it can all be located in one place. Next, head to your local Dollar store and pick up a small flexible container that can be laid flatter inside your luggage. Use this basket to put your change in at the end of the day, your car keys if you drove, and your room key as well.
Once you get to your Resort, and after you have enjoyed some Park time of course, plan your attack for what’s in your luggage. Most people keep it in the bags they came with, which does keep your belongings organized. The problem with doing it that way is that you have nowhere to go with your dirty laundry. Once we get to the room, we combine the kids clothes into one bag and ours into another, leaving 2 open bags. We then use one bag for dirty laundry and the other empty bag for souvenirs. Once the first bag gets full of dirty clothes, we combine again to use another bag and so on. You do use most clothes on a trip, so it helps to have a plan and to keep the room clean.
If you don’t use the dresser in your room for clothes, it comes in handy for shoes. We all know that the rooms aren’t very big, and unless you are staying in a suite or DVC, any space you can save is great. We place our shoes in the bottom drawers of the dresser so they are out of the way and no one trips on them. Instead of littering the table and counter tops, throw your dry good snacks and candy into the top dresser drawers. Not only will this strategy make it easy to reach them, but you can keep little hands out of them as well.
Have a lot of electronic items? We all seem to have a cell phone, a lap top, a camcorder, and a digital camera! Unless you have a smart phone that combines some of the features, you have A LOT to charge while on vacation. To keep them all together and in order, bring a power strip so that everything is plugged into the same place. This alleviates the problem of having several things charging all over your room and accidentally leaving something behind or stepped on. It’s pretty tough finding one available outlet in a Resort room, let alone two or three, so using the strip means you only have to find one.
I hope these tips will help you keep your next Resort stay organized and stress-free… enjoy!