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As we are preparing all the last minute items, I have been working from check lists to not forget items. While everything can be purchased while in Orlando and it is not like we are leaving the face of the earth or the country, I prepare to take what we have and use what we have as that is the most frugal way to travel. The pre-planning is a must and I truly believe there are a few things that will help out curbing expenses at the parks that you might overlook. Here is what this frugal momma has planned out!
A well-packed backpack can save you time and money while you are in the park. Money is easily saved when you pack up a few things that you will probably need, like rain gear and headache stuff, but don’t forget, you can unload and reload daily to adjust for your particular needs!
Rain, Water, Food & More
Packable Rain Gear. We purchased Totes Rain Ponchos that actually travel flat and in their own pouches. These are wonderful items and the price in the parks for that emergency rain gear begins at $8 and can range even higher for simple plastic bags! We have also invested in some wonderful packable rain coats. $$$Savings
Water: everyone drinks and kids are always thirsty. We brings collapsible water bottles and they are easy to use and are refilled throughout the park. A Great $1 investment and they save on the cost of beverages. $$$Savings and Time
MIO– We love bringing this little bottle in the back pack as it flavors up the water and is does not add weight to the back packs! $$$Savings
Water Carrier Carbiner Clips – These easily attach to bags or strollers so we have them. They hold the neck of the bottle.
Pennies and a few quarters for the Penny Pressing Machines I have talked about endlessly and the kids can’t wait. Talk about a ‘frugal souvenir’! $$$Savings
Headache Relief. I am never sure what it is that causes them, lack of sleep, proper hydration or all the noise, but headaches happen, so pack the headache relief kit before you go, so you don’t have to over-spend on it in the park. $$$Savings
Phone Cord Charger– Most certainly somewhere on the trip you will be in need of your phone and you will have expired the battery, bring that charger! $$$Time from finding someone’s charger you can use!
Bandages– Always pop a few in the bag as boo-boos happen!
Dollar Bills– These are great for tips, and grabbing change in the change machine. We keep an envelope with us!
Extra pair of underwear– For your little guests or those in need of a fresh pair. Don’t laugh, life happens, you could even just laugh too much. These pack easy! Make sure to pack these in a plastic baggie so they don’t get wet!
Baby Powder and Small Cream – This is great anti-wicking as well as for babie’s bottom so be prepared!
Hand Sanitizer – Last time we were at Disney my son got the Norwalk. Use sanitizer as much as possible.
A Pre-Paid Visa for $25 – just in case you lose everything else — This is worth it’s weight in gold! $$$$Savings
Sunscreen– this is a must in all environments and the savings is huge. Don’t wait till the sun shines, keep that scorch off!
Pencils, and A Tablet – while this may seem old school, if your electronics die out, you will be happy you have this!
Snacks such as bars, bags of almonds, trail mix and hard candies. These will help you to avoid those high-priced snacks in the park and keep you on the frugal track! $$$Savings
These are just a few of the items in our bag, what will you bring in yours?