Here is the second half of your Disney Dozen for how to keep your hotel room as organized as the rest of your vacation!
#7. A place for shoes! If your family is like mine, they will saunter into the hotel room mid-afternoon ready for a nap and kick their shoes off to only Mickey knows where. Then, when we are ready to hit the parks in a couple of hours, no one will be able to find them, and they’ll probably blame it on their dear old NDM. Have a designated spot for shoes! For us it is the area underneath the vanity, but it can be anywhere that is convenient and out of the way for you!
#8. Hang up bathing suits and towels! Don’t you just absolutely love laying down on the bed for a little rest and finding that you are about to catch your Z’s on a soaking wet spot? Don’t let your family throw their wet bathing suits and towels all around the room! We hang our bathing suits out on our little balcony and they are always dry by the next morning thanks to Florida’s scorching sun! We always re-use our towels and hang them up on the hooks in the bathroom. If you leave them laying on the floor Mouse-Keeping will haul them away to be washed and that is such a terrible waste!
#9. Designate an area for diaper changing supplies! It is so much easier to change your little one’s diaper last minute before you head out the door if you know where your supplies are! We designate the long shelf under the vanity for diapers, Pull Ups, swim diapers, wipes, Balmex, and little bags for used diapers. These little bags are great by the way, and your Mouse-Keeper will thank you!
#10. Have an area for things you need to hit the parks! Before bed every night I make sure that I put everything we need for the next day at the parks in one spot by the door. Not only does this keep the room organized, but it keeps you from forgetting anything!
#11. Keep your Mouse-Keeping tips in the same spot every day! We always put our mouse-keeping envelopes in the same spot on our vanity every morning before we hit the parks. This way they know where to find it, and you will not forget where you put it! A great idea instead of just leaving loose money hanging around the room is to put it in little envelopes. We print ours off of The Mouse for Less website every year–they have some really cute Disney character designs! We also do the same for our server’s tips at restaurants!
#12. Keep your jewelry together! For a long time I would throw my necklaces, bracelets, and earrings in a little zipper bag, and would have to go through the hassle of untangling everything when I wanted to wear a piece. I finally found a great travel jewelry box from L.L. Bean. My jewelry is now much happier when on vacation, and I am also not leaving it hanging around the room getting ready to be lost!