If you are anything like me, as you prepare for you Walt Disney World vacation, me you pack your suitcase as if you will never be coming back. As much as I wish it to be true, I know that I must return to the real world to make more money so that I can go back to Walt Disney World. Even thought I know every time I must inevitably return home from my home away from home, I still end up packing way more than I actually need. I just like to have options and to be prepared for any situation. If there is any empty space in my suitcase I feel like I am missing something or not properly prepared so obviously I find something to fill it with. I do consider myself somewhat of an expert packer. If you also tend to pack more than you need but don’t have the suitcase to fit it all, check out one of my previous posts on how to pack your clothes to help reduce wrinkles and increase space!
This post may not apply to those who drive to Walt Disney World but for those who fly into Orlando heed my advice: Don’t overpack unless you pre-purchase them at The Disney Store before your trip and take them with your or your just don’t buy them at all. If you use my tip for packing your clothes and your suitcase is on the brink of a busted zipper then you may already be close to the weight limit for checked luggage if you have one of those ginormous suitcases. Assuming you fit everything in your suitcase for the trip back, your luggage is likely to be overweight for the trip back if you buy souvenirs or have leftover snacks from the dining plan. You don’t want to have to open your suitcase at the luggage check and start stuffing more things into your carry-on and start layering your clothes like Ralphie’s little brother on A Christmas Story. Been there. Done that. Take some of the guessing out of the process and use your bathroom scale to weight your luggage.
So be prepared for your trip and your return home. Pack what you need and what you want but also keep in mind what you may want to bring back. Don’t forget to leave space and weight for those souvenirs! Have your own packing tip! We’d love to hear about it and help other readers prepare for their Walt Disney World vacation. Share your packing secrets in the comments below!
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