Recently I've been researching all things Walt Disney World all over mommy & travel blogland for our upcoming vacation. Now, the fact that I was researching these blogs in the first place is a little funny because I grew up 25 minutes from Walt Disney World and have been there hundreds of times. But now I live 3 states away and have 2 kiddos (4 & almost 2) to pack and account for so I thought it couldn't hurt to find some packing tips. When researching endless blogs and tips about traveling to Walt Disney World I kept coming across variations of the same advice - pack each day's outfit in it's own bag so that every thing is easy to find! How great a tip is that? Most people just threw everything into ziplock bags, which would be easiest, but I felt bad wasting 16 gallon sized zip top bags so I made my own! These bags (or packets as I like to call them) are VERY easy to make, I am talking very limited sewing knowledge needed, and can be tailored to any size packet you want or need. If you want to get all fancy you can add Velcro (like I did to my first batch of 4) or a zipper if you have those kind of mad sewing skills that I lack. I picked my dimensions (shown below) for pure ease (also known as laziness) - most fabric is 44 inches wide, so I picked 22" and my long side and half a yard is 18" - so 9" was my height. Easy to cut/rip the fabric and no real rulers needed - my kind of cutting.
Cotton Fabric (1 yard will net you 8 packets if you use my dimensions)
I hope you find this little sewing project easy, cute, and smart!! I've packed everything up and this stacked so nicely in our duffle bags. I can't wait to get to Florida and start using them!