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Monday, June 8, 2015

List: Ten things you should keep in your pocketbook.


I’m that obnoxious person that is overly prepared for anything that MIGHT happen.  That means that my over sized Dooney & Bourke bag is always filled to the brim with stuff.  It's filled with the basics.  That means cash, cards, phone, keys and a wallet.  But, it's also filled with something I'll refer to as "secondary essentials".  These are the things that you may not need every day like your keys but are super useful under the right circumstances.



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Ten things that should always be in your purse.

1.  Travel Size Toothpaste & Toothbrush
This is important to always have in your bag because you never know when you’ll be in the mood for a garlic knot.  I love this set from Crest because it's the perfect size and it's super inexpensive.

2.  Tinted Lip Balm
It's often that I look for some sort of moisturizer for my lips and it's often that I need a pop of color.  Tinted lip balm takes care of both of those problems.  My go to tinted lip balm is this one.  I always have one in my bag and for back up in my beauty stash. 

3.  Hand Sanitizer
Hand sanitizer is a pocketbook MUST, because you never know when you'll be caught off guard with a public door knob.  My favorite is Purell and this travel size pack is perfect for the cause.

4.  Paper Toilet Seat Covers
While I think to think that I've mastered the art of "squat and hover", there are times my heels are just too high.  For those instances, I always carry around Potty Shields with me.  This is my go to brand for travel toilet seat covers.  Note:  Now that I'm a mommy with little kiddies, these are even more useful!

It's often that I spill, splatter, or drip on myself.  I have no shame..  Because of this, it's practically mandatory that I have a Tide pen in my bag.  This is the exact stick that I use.

6.  Tweezers
Hear me out before you judge.  There's been many times that I found a rogue hair on myself that needed emergency plucking.  There was also that one time my son got a splinter.  Either way, I don't go anywhere with my mini Tweezerman tweezers in pink, of course.

7.  Motrin & Other Over the Counter Meds
You never know when you'll had a wicked headache, severe bloating, indigestion, allergies, or whatever common ailment you suffer with.  To get through this, invest in a small bottle of Motrin like this one.  Then add one or two medications to the bottle just in case it's needed one day.

8.  Band-Aids
You never know when you will get cut or need a quick fix for a broken nail.  That's why I always come prepared with travel case of neon colored bandaids.

9.  Information Card
For ease of mind, I always carry an emergency information card.  It's similar to a credit card so it fits nicely in your wallet, but has all important information such as my name, doctors, allergies, and an emergency contact.  These cards are similar to what I use.

10.  Alcohol Wipes
Alcohol prep wipes come in handy more than you would think.  Using ear buds?  I'll disinfect them first.  My phones getting nasty?  Let me get a wipe.  You scraped and cut your knee?  I got you covered!  Whatever the instance, you'll want to purchase these alcohol prep wipes to always carry around with you.

What are your pocketbook essentials?

25 comments :

  1. I do love to carry hand sanitizer with me especially when I travel... I even have one called DEZIGEL and I fancy thinking it is my own collection of cosmetics eventhough it just comes from desinfect gel :)

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    1. DEZIGEL?? I kind of want some of that too. In fact, I'll even say it's my friends company. Lol

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  2. Granny Glasses 'cause I'm at the age where I can no longer read menus without them.

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  3. I don't think Daisy has any of that in her pocketbook

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  4. Well, let's see...I'm more of an essentials only..but you will find these in my purse...contact solution, advil, hand sanitizer, nail file, and gum. The bigger bag I take with me to an auction has a lot more....can't drive out to a far-away farm without many more essentials like sunscreen, a bottle of water, bandaids, a ponytail holder, cash, a snack, etc. etc.

    Laughed at your squat and hover....I've mastered that skill from the porta johns at the auctions.

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    1. Lol!!! All ladies should master the skill of squat and hover. Hahaha

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  5. What? No money? you can't get anywhere without money in your purse lol I hate carrying things around, just something else I have to lug.

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    1. Sadly, no. I never carry around cash. If I get mugged it's just easier to cancel a credit card.

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  6. I just recently started keeping tide pen to go - life saver for sure!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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    1. Oh I love that thing. On a business trip a few weeks back it saved my life. I spilled a cup of coffee on my blouse on the way there. Lol

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  7. oh gosh, you are way more prepared than me!! look at you go!!! I can't believe you have toilet seat covers. Ultimate prep!

    I never really have anything like this prepared all the time, lol.

    And ps- I can't stop laughing at your potatoes/vanilla creamer story. haha, so funny and cute.

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    1. Lol its funny to say, but he didn't warn me. I just ate a fork full and made a funny face. Hahaha

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  8. In Alabama, there's a loophole with a law. The law states that you aren't allowed to have any sort of pills unless in the pharmacy or at home. A friend was picking up her prescription and her grandson's prescription, got into a wreck, and was arrested because the pills were in the car. She sued.

    Doesn't really answer the question but just a small warning. To answer the question:

    Nail file (obvious reasons), a legal knife/pepper spray/etc (especially if your form of transportation is walking like mine is), and a small amount of cash (because if a credit machine dies then you have backup or if there's an emergency, you can get a taxi).

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    1. Good to know!!! I need to look into pepper spray, but I can totally see myself not being able to find it in my bag.

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  9. Your #4 is a winner--I may even start carrying those for the kids when we go out. We were at a Target last weekend and little boy when to a stall to use the potty, and I am sure glad that I looked where he was about to sit--definitely needed cleaning and a double cover.

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    1. Lol!!! Yes, ALWAYS check the toilet seat, and even when it's lined...hover!

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  10. Tide pens + lip balm + anti-bac are always with me! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  11. Carrying band-aids with you is always a good idea. Sometimes a person will cut themselves and you can give them a band-aid, and you have made yourself a new friend!

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  12. Oh yes to alcohol wipes and hand sanitizer! Everyone looks at me like I'm nuts when I whip out the hand sanitizer in restaurants, but then everyone wants to have some before they eat :-P

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  13. I always keep a pocket knife with me as well - it's come in handy so many times

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