Tuesday Disney Tips: Creating More Space in Your Disney Resort Room

I absolutely love the Disney resorts. I always choose to stay on property, even if we have to pinch pennies with everything else. But as much as I enjoy the theming, the ambience, having free transportation to and from the parks, and being close to everything, there is one thing I have an issue with at the Disney resorts – the bathrooms.

I have stayed at value, moderate and deluxe resorts. The size of the bathrooms is usually adequate and this year, at the Contemporary Resort, we even had a private toilet area with a door that closed to the rest of the bathroom. What’s my problem then? Well, as you might deduct from this picture, there is not enough counter space.

Plus, I have a family of five including: my husband, myself, a 25-year-old son, a 20-year-old daughter and a 17-year old son. We all have necessities when it comes time to being fresh and clean, not to mention our primping needs. We have MANY products for brushing, flossing, gelling and deodorizing. We need a place to put it all!

Luckily, I have a way to overcome this deficiency while creating more space and greater efficiency for our time and needs. It is the shoe organizer.

My organizer was especially easy to hang this year because the Contemporary has a metal ladder-type rack for hanging towels, which served me perfectly when hanging my shoe organizer.

We each have our own row (that is 4 large slots each). We traditionally assign rows according to height so my youngest son gets the top row because he is tallest, and my daughter gets the bottom row because she is nearest to the ground (haha). Everyone organizes their things the way they want and it makes getting ready to head to the parks easier and much quicker.

I have used this trick for several years and it has worked out really well. The only issue I have run across is that the bathroom doors at a couple of the moderate resorts were quite thick, so I bought extra large hangers to use when faced with that problem.

If you have a large family, including teens with lots of special products, this should really help you. I hope it will make your trip easier and more enjoyable.

Brenda is a native Texan born and raised on the Gulf Coast. She visited Disney World twice as a teenager and always dreamed of growing her family Disney. She took her first-timer husband and their three children to Disney World in 2000 and they now spend every Thanksgiving there. Brenda writes with a comedic twist on various Disney topics. She will be sharing tips she has learned during her travels and also hopes to enlighten people on little-known freebies that Disney has to offer. She wishes she could have met Walt Disney and considers herself to be a student of Walt. In parallel to his dream it is her wish that everyone would take at least one trip to Disney World in order to share in its magic with their families.

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5 Responses to Tuesday Disney Tips: Creating More Space in Your Disney Resort Room

  1. Carrie Dalek says:

    This is the best idea ever!!! I’m going to use it wherever we travel to!! Thanks!

  2. Brenda says:

    Thanks, Carrie. I sure appreciate your comment. Hope it works out well for you too!

  3. Krista says:

    Great idea!! Thanks

  4. Gaylin says:

    Years ago I bought some drawer organizers (for bedroom dresser) from Ikea. They are various sizes and unzip along the bottom to fold flat. I now take the smallest one, about 6″ square in my luggage. Once in the room I zip it up and voila a sturdy container for all my toiletries. Works great in rooms with separate bath/sink areas and keeps my stuff contained. I tried to go to Ikea online for the name of the product and couldn’t find it (sorry). It would be a wonderful way to have everyone’s stuff separate and accessible.

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