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    When in hotel

    in Aruba...........do you put your clothing away in drawers and hang the things that need hanging? Or live out of your suitcase ?

    I had coffee with a neighbor this morning that told me she hates the hassle of living out of her suicase while traveling and never ever puts stuff in drawers as she thinks they are not clean enough. (she made reference that they usually stay at marriotts and courtyards)

    I mentioned to her, that when we travel to Aruba, or on cruises or other travels that are more than a couple of nights we always put things away.

    How about you?

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    If I'm somewhere staying for more than 2 nights I unpack and put everything away. Since we stay at Surf Club for 2 weeks every year, we unpack, put things in drawers, hang up nicer clothes, etc. Plus since it's Aruba, we don't have that much to begin with and we always wash dirty clothes before we leave. They pack better and who wants to do laundry when you get back?

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    We stay two weeks in our timeshare. One of the first things we do when we arrive is to unpack our suitcases and put them away.

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    If my trip is 3+ days then everything goes on a hanger and gets unpacked. If it's a quick business or weekend trip, then I live out of my suitcase (except for clothes that need to go on hangers.) In Aruba the first thing we do after checking in is sip on a cold Bright while we unpack and get organized.
    ~Amy~ - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018 -- Zihuatanejo, MX: March 2018 -- Ireland: June/July 2018 -- 36th trip to Aruba: Sept. 2018




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    Unpack..... it's only a 5 minute delay in getting to the beach..... and there's not alot to unpack.

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    On the morning of our first full day I unpack. I hang up as much as I can to avoid wrinkles but we use the drawers too. Its easier to find our clothes that way. Plus i use the suitcases to pack away our laundry each day so its not such a chore at the end. Since we will be changing hotels this trip I will keep one bag reserved for the clean clothes. Im considering doing laundry so we dont have to pack as much. 11 days is our longest vacation together.
    Not sure when, but we will be back

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    I've never really thought about the cleanliness of the dresser drawers in hotels... hmmm... now all I can think about is packing a can of Lysol...!!!

    But I've traveled a lot and never had an incident with drawer cleanliness so the friend may be just a little clean freaky.

    We live out of the suitcase for weekend trips but anything longer, we unpack, drawer and hang.

    I find it's more the little bathroom things that are a pain: we don't use anything with scent, so we have to pack EVERYTHING toiletries-wise and that involves a lot of zip-lock bags and precision packing to ensure things don't leak all over the place.

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    We unpack & use the drawers/closets. There are too many of us to try looking thru suitcases for clothes, or have suitcases out. At LaCabana my daughter uses the closet in the hallway and some of the mirrored closet in the bedroom, I get the top drawer & closet, Rich gets the bottom drawer & the boys get the middle drawer plus the shelves in the closet. It's become routine so everyone knows where to go to get their stuff
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Cool

    Aruba is our home away from home . I wouldn't live out of a suitcase at home so why would I in Aruba?

    Unpack and suitcases get put away.

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    Unpack as fast I can!! Line the shoes up, load up the drawers, load up the safe.... Off to beach. It's amazing how fast I can unpack but it takes me a week to get ready to pack.

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