It’s in the Bag

I love the American Express tagline, “Don’t leave home without it.” But, beyond the requisite credit card, what is ‘it’? And, is it possible to carry all of ‘it’ in a bag that won’t give you a lower back ache? The short answer is yes – and to think in terms of ‘travel’ sizes. Not knowing what surprises your day holds in store, here is a list of are some of the items (aside from the obvious: cell phone, cosmetic essentials, keys, sunglasses, and wallet) you’ll want to make sure leave the house with you.

  • Beauty Supplies
  • Emergency Money
  • Feminine Products
  • Medicine
  • Packaged Snacks
  • Pen and paper
  • Personal hygiene
  • Safety pins/mini-sewing kit
  • Tissues

Sound like a lot to carry on a daily basis?  If so, place everything you think you need in your purse.  Carry it for a while, and then re-evaluate its contents. Decide what you can and can’t live without. And, don’t forget to clean out and rid your bag of any old receipts, wrappers, and trash on a regular basis.

Now, go forth…and be prepared!

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