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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Packing Plan for 6 Days in Disneyland

Luggage
I’m usually one of those woman who packs everything, if I could travel with a suite of trunks like in a 1940’s movie, I would.  I simply believe in having every convenience of home with me on vacation.  I'm spoiled, I know, but I'm old enough to remember when traveling was a luxury experience, and I cling onto that memory for dear life.  Sure... you can call it denial,  I'll just call it a great vacation!   I know that I’ve shared my packing plans with you before and you’ve even seen my spreadsheets for a matching family, so you know how obsessive I can be.

With this upcoming trip to Disneyland though, we’re pinching every penny.  In order to save $200 in baggage handling fees, we're going to travel light and pack carry0ons only.  It's going to be a Bear Necessities kind of trip.  So what does it mean to me to pack light, and can I really do it?

Here’s my plan:

1. Count up how many outfits I need per day and cut it in half. 6 Days = 3 Outfits
I have a washer and dryer in our Villa for laundry. We don’t have any table service or fine dining reservations, so won’t need to change for dinner. However, I do need swimwear for the pool day and workout gear for our Power Walking Tour through California Adventure.

2. Choose only one or two colors to pack.  Mix & Match creates the illusion of greater variety. Navy & Khaki are my base colors for this trip.

4. Assemble outfits of clothes in those colors, and specialty attire.

5. Shoes, comfortable black sandals go with everything, add specialty flip flops and gym shoes.


Day 1
Tuesday
Outfit 1
Day 2
Wednesday
Outfit 2
Day 3
Thursday
Outfit 3
Day 4
Friday
Outfit 1
Day 5
Saturday
Outfit 2
Day 6
Sunday
Outfit 3
Khaki Capri
Ivory Cami
Navy  Shirt
Pearls


Travel Arrive DLR
Jean Capri
Gray Cami
Navy Swtr
Ombre Scrf


Park Day
Jean Capri 
Red Cami
Navy Shirt
Red Scrf


Pool Day

Khaki Capri
Ivory Cami
Navy  Shirt
Pearls


Power Walk

Park Day
Jean Capri
Gray Cami
Navy Swtr
Ombre Scrf


Switch Hotels

Park Day
Jean Capri 
Red Cami
Navy Shirt
Red Scrf


Travel Home


Specialty Dress
Outfit 4 – Work out clothes pants, shirt, socks, shoes. Will double as jammies.
Outfit 5 – Pool attire: swimsuit, cover-up, flip-flops.

Packing
Outfit 1 – Travel outfit, doesn’t need to be packed.
Outfits 2-5 In The Suitcase
Toiletries (Sunscreen, Make-up, Medication)

It all seems so simple, but on paper it looks like it will work!  I hope that I'm right.  I just hope that I can get the kids to bring together a plan that will help us all coordinate and look good in pictures.  Getting the kids coordinated is not so easy, Tori's fine on her own, but the last time I let Kirk pack for himself it was very, very bad. 

What do you think about my plan?  Does anyone have any suggestions for me?  Leave a comment and share your experiences!

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