Top Must-Haves to Keep in Your Bag
One of my favorite tweets is, “Everyday men leave their homes with no bag, no water bottle, no lip balm, no hand sanitizer, no extra layer in case they get cold, just keys and a wallet shoved into their pocket. Chaotic and reckless.” Purses are truly a helpful (and oftentimes lifesaving) accessory, allowing us to keep all of the necessities we need throughout the day in one place. We wanted to share the 5 must-haves that we need to keep in our bags at all times. (We’re just going to assume you’re already keeping your wallet, keys, and phone in your bag.)
Having chapped lips with no product to soothe them is the WORST! Make sure to keep a back up of chapstick in your bag. Your lips will thank you.
- A pen and a little notebook
I know everyone uses their Notes app more nowadays, but there’s just something about writing things down on pen and paper that really helps you to remember things.
- Hand sanitizer/Disinfecting wipes
We all know why this is a must-have. (Don’t forget to wipe down your phone, too!)
In case you’re allergy-prone (like me) or just like to be prepared, it’s smart to keep a little package of tissues in your bag! I cannot leave the house without mine.
- Phone charger
No one likes a dead phone when there’s not a charger around. Keeping your phone charger on you can also be important to ensure your safety. You would never want to be stranded somewhere with no one to call!
- Scrunchie/Hair tie
Sometimes a girl (or guy) just needs to put their hair up. When you don’t have the tool to do so, it can be frustrating. Eliminate that possibility by always keeping a spare hair tie or cute scrunchie in your purse!
Freshen your breath in an instant by keeping these handy. You will be a blessing to those around you, as well. (We all know how crazy some people will go over gum. Be prepared.)
- A pair of sunglasses
I am so bad about remembering to keep a pair of sunglasses in my bag at all times, but it is such an important thing to have with you. Protect your eyes!
- Your go-to feminine product
You just never know (and you’ll want to be prepared).
- A book
If your purse is big enough, throw whatever you’re currently reading in there! It can help pass the time when you’re sitting around waiting somewhere. One time, I had to unknowingly wait at a college event for a meeting at 3 pm when it was only 12 pm. I was so glad to have brought my book to keep me entertained throughout those three hours!
Sometimes I will leave the house solely with my wallet, keys, phone, and chapstick. While that can be enough for some, I often will realize throughout the day how much I’m missing! These must-haves keep me prepared for whatever will be thrown my way. What’s one thing you can’t leave the house without? Let us know!