There's the basics; your phone, wallet and keys. But away from these, there is a whole list (and I love making lists) of other items I feel are a must have for whenever you step out of the house.
Water is life. Enough reason for you to walk around with a filled bottle and stay the beautiful, healthy and hydrated being you already are.
The one thing everyone always needs but no one carries. I always have a pen, a pencil (yeah, I’m not sure what for either) and a tiny notepad in my bag: even on nights out! Might sound a little crazy but comes in handy a lot more times than you’d think.
Your national ID, driving license, Student ID or passport especially.
There are no exceptions on this one. Not once, not ever. Okay, I forget mine a lot – they somehow always end up being in the other bag I didn’t think to check. So, a tip; keep yours in a consistent and accessible spot so they’re easy to find when you’re leaving.
This is another lifesaver I wouldn’t know how to survive without, and definitely a must-have in your bag. It is small, light, and it will recharge your phone several times before it needs power. Absolute convenience.
I have lost count of how many times I got frantic about finding a free socket in public places because my phone was shutting down and I still needed it for mobile money transactions and calls. Maybe its time to go shopping for one if you didn’t yet?
Lip Balm/ Lip Gloss
I dread dry, dehydrated, irritated or lackluster lips, so I always have a micro sized Vaseline on me to either mitigate these problems or revive my lips in such moments. Whatever jelly, balm or gloss works for you will be a lifesaver, if it leaves your house with you.
See how you walk the talk? Great! Now smelling the look is as important. Always have with you, in a small portable bottle, your favorite perfume so its possible to refresh your scent in case it fades.
Now more than ever, it is crucial to never leave your home without a hand sanitizer. It will come in handy (see the pun? No?) in uncountable situations and give you some defense against germs.
Nobody likes the feeling of dry, irritated or tight hands. This mostly happens if you wash your hands, maybe after using a public washroom, and fail to apply any moisturizer. This is where a good, soothing hand cream comes in.
I can swear on my life I put it here! This is me every other time I’m trying to find a pen or lipstick from the sudden rubble in my bag. The reason I recently got myself a small cosmetic bag to keep my bag more organized. Its a perfect fit for my Vaseline, keys, lipstick, pen and every other tiny item that seems to have mastered the art of disappearance. Need I say more?
Thread and Needle
Shift happens. Unpleasant shifts like unexpected tear episodes. And they lurk in the shadows so you never know when. Having a thread and needle with you at all times will have you safe. No sorry moments.
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