For many women, their purse is their life-line when they go out.
It has everything they need for a night on the town, a day trip, or when they are shopping or hanging out with friends. And organizing what's in your bag takes effort!
You have to think about everything you need for whatever you are doing for the day, as well as what you may need.
While everyone is different, we've come up with a list of purse/bag must-haves. Some are must-haves, and others are more good to have. Items such as a wallet or keys won't be included, because we assume you always bring those with!
1. Travel Tissues
Having tissues on hand is never a bad idea. Whether you get a runny nose, bloody nose, or need to wipe away or wipe something up.
And if you're anything like me, spring and summer mean allergy season, which comes with sneezing and a lot of nose running. Having them on hand helps you from wiping your nose on your sleeve, which is never cute.
2. Lip Chap/Lipstick/Lip Gloss
3. Portable Charger
4. Stud Earrings
5. Hand Sanitizer
Good practice .... and because COVID.
Also ... COVID.
7. Cosmetics Pouch
If you have allergies, are prone to headaches, or have a chronic illness, like asthma, keeping medication in your bag is as important as having your wallet and phone.
You never want to be caught with bad breath! Having mints or gum on you will help you feel confident when you have that urgent meeting after lunch.
You never know when the mood for listening to music will strike or when you want to avoid speaking to someone will hit, which is why headphones are non-negotiable for your purse.
If you commute, you already know how important it is to have something to do on the ride to work, school, or home. Even if you drive, sometimes having a Kobo in your purse is helpful.
I often use mine when I wait for my take out or when I decide to go down to Prince's Island Park. They don't beat the greatness of a physical book, but they are a fantastic investment when you don't want to carry around that heavy book.
13. Mini First Aid Kit
Sometimes you slip or accidentally cut yourself, or your friend does. You never know when you'll need a band-aid, having a first aid kit is a literal life-saver.
14. Wet Wipes
If you forget hand sanitizer, these are an excellent second choice! You can wipe your hands down, and surfaces before you use them!
15. Hand Lotion