Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Packing (1.5 months early)

Last weekend I got reached the point of total disgust with the state of my room and decided to clean it. In the process I also switched out the winter clothes in my closet with my spring/summer clothes. I figured instead of just putting everything away and then having to go back in and resort once I start to pack for Orlando, I would put aside some winter-y stuff now. By winter-y stuff I mean a few long sleeve dresses, a few long sleeve ts, and 2 sweaters. I know that it really wont get cold (aka cold for a southern girl) until like end of November/December.   So anyways I packed the stuff in space bags and stuck them in my shallow clear tub thing and VOILA! Marion has already started packing for Disney.

 :) So proud of my packing. Go me!

Space bags are really great for College Program participants no matter if you are flying or driving to Orlando. They are very helpful for the traveling aspect and also for saving space when you are living in the apartments. Orlando obviously has really hot summers but they do have winters as well and no matter what program you are on your going to experience both (especially if you are on an advantage program). Space bags allow you to save room in your closet when you don't need those winter clothes. 

From previous experience I do have a few tips when using them. #1- Do NOT over stuff them. I made that mistake on my last CP. They ended up losing their vacuum seal. After many uses they eventually start to lose that seal anyway but if you don't over stuff them they still work.  #2- Be careful with them. They are made of thin plastic and if you aren't somewhat gentle with them they will rip. My sister realized this after she shoved them around in my car when packing and managed to rip one. They don't stay vacuumed to well when they have a hole in them. Also... clear packing tape doesn't really fix ripped space bags.

Thats all for this really random post. Per chance I will start working on that revised packing list and put it up here.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Marion,

    Thanks for sharing your Space Bag photos and tips for using the bags! We're glad to help you save space and stay organized during the Disney College Program. Feel free to share your story on Space Bag's online community - Space Savers - for a chance to win free bags! Just visit and use the "contact us" form if you need to get in touch.

    Thanks again,
    Space Savers community correspondent