Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 4, 2013
    Caroline from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Our family, 2 adults, 1 yo & 4 yo, are staying in a stand. value resort room, AoA. I always find the rooms tight on space. Do you have any mom tips to maximize space? We'll be traveling with a stroller, 3 suitcases & carseat (using a carseat on p

    Hi Caroline!

    Disney's Art of Animation is simply awesome and I am so excited for you to be planning a trip here soon! I've visited the standard rooms and can provide you a few tips to maximize space for better storage and organization. After storing suitcases inside each other, tuck them between the bed and the wall to clear up the walkways. Depending on the size of your carseat, you may be able to store it here, as well.  

    Consider purchasing a collapsible shelving system which will velcro around the hanging area. I found one at The Container Store and use it consistently while traveling, although they can be found at most Big Box retailers. Along with the sweater shelves, I also purchased an over the door shoe organizer for the plethora of tiny items that accompanies traveling with little ones! The clear shoe pocket allows you to locate the q-tips, baby lotions, sunblock, etc. with ease. 

    Also consider bringing along a collapsible hamper for the dirty clothes each day, and disposable hangers to free up the drawer space. 

    Another great tip when traveling with small children is to pack each outfit in a separate gallon size ziploc bag. If traveling for 5 days for example, I'd pack 10 full outfits per child in their own bags, which made for easy storage in the rooms and simple organization for the backpack. My toddlers loved choosing "their bag" of clothes for the day and I'd easily throw an extra ziploc of clothes into our daytime backpack alleviating the need to check for shirt, shorts, socks, and on and on!

    Wishing you a MAGICAL vacation, Caroline, and I hope my tips were helpful. Please visit us again with other questions that might come up. 

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