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Old 02-20-2012, 12:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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drying wet bathing suits/towels

I'm looking for creative ideas on dealing with wet bathing suits in the resort room. Throwing them over the shower bar always leads to wet floors. We will be flying but I considered packing a small foldable drying rack that can be set up inside the bathtub. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Rinse them and then squeeze them out really well and then hang them on the drying line that's inside the tub (so water goes into the tub not on the floor). Then you can take a hair dryer to the suits if they're still damp in the morning. Another option would be to take them to the laundry room and let them tumble in the dryer.
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I usually let things drip by hanging them on the clothesline in the tub. Once they have finished dripping, (usually before I go to bed) I hang them over the hangers in the closet (there are usually just two of us and we don't really hang much in the closet) to finish drying. I find they dry better that way as I can spread things out more in the closet.
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We usually hang ours on hangers in the "closet" area. I've found they dry pretty well that way - especially when you squeeze all the water out before hanging them up. If your room has a hair dryer, you can use that too.
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We usually bring several of the 3M removable hooks and place them up somewhere in the room or bathroom area to hang our suits up. We ring out as much as we can first and this leaves very little water, and the water ends up in a place where we don't walk too much. You could also bring the suction cup hooks and hang them up in the bathtub.
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We usually bring several of the 3M removable hooks and place them up somewhere in the room or bathroom area to hang our suits up. We ring out as much as we can first and this leaves very little water, and the water ends up in a place where we don't walk too much. You could also bring the suction cup hooks and hang them up in the bathtub.
I wouldn't recommend doing this over carpet. Mold and mildew growth could be encouraged.

Take some clothes pins with you and hang them on the clothes line in the bathroom, with the fan/light on.
Or - If you've got a balcony, hang them off the balcony.
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I roll ours up in a towel, then wring the towel roll and they get pretty dry. Never so much dripping that I'd noticed it.
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There's a clothes line in the bathroom tub. We use this to hang, or if we have a balcony I'll put the suits on the chairs to dry.
We always bring 2 bathing suites each, so we always have a dry one. They don't take any room in luggage.
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If you do use the balcony...do use the chairs, don't use the railings. It makes for a very unattractive view for others. Most resorts won't allow anything hanging on railings, but I'm not sure if WDW has this rule.

We use the clothesline in the tub. And we do bring clothespins usually.
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The Contemporary had a swim suit spinner located in the restrooms going toward the dock area. We discovered this our first day and carried clothes to change into after swimming so I could spin the suits before heading up to our room. We used the towels provided for us, and brought the boys' shark towels (hooded terrycloth bathing suit cover/towel things) - they were small enough that we knew we could hang them on the towel rack in the room. The day we were caught in a July rain shower, I simply took them to the laundry and dried everything in the dryer.
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Most definitely roll them up in a towel and wring them. This really does work in getting most of the water out and should allow enough time for a damp dry. I do this all the time.
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I was also going to suggest rolling them up in a towel first to squeeze out a lot of the water. I do the same thing with my hand washables at home.
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If you do use the balcony...do use the chairs, don't use the railings. It makes for a very unattractive view for others. Most resorts won't allow anything hanging on railings, but I'm not sure if WDW has this rule.

We use the clothesline in the tub. And we do bring clothespins usually.
Yes, we always use the chairs. Not only is it inconsiderate to hang your closes from the balcony rail, they might end up down below on the ground!

When we stayed at POR last Aug I noticed a few people were hanging their suits & towels out to dry on the railings of the public walkway. Not very nice to walk by.
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I usually wring the item, then hang it for 10-15 minutes. By then, gravity has done its bit. The bottom of the item seems to be soaking wet, no matter how well I've wrung the item previously. Wring, hang, wring the bottom, repeat. Then, if I feel it's necessary, I'll roll it in a towel.

Considering Florida humidity, even towels have relatively low absorbancy - sometimes a change of towels is necessary, too.
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I usually pack a couple hook hangers. Looks like a single clothespin or pant hanger clip with a hanger top. I use them to hang suits over the tub. Even with that and the towel process, it still takes them a long time to dry. I think it's just the FL humidity. DD had trouble getting things to dry in a dryer when she lived there.
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