While I admire the cute little clutches and handbags that are on the market, I will never be someone who carries one on a regular basis. I can't help it: I need a big bag because I just like to bring too much stuff with me everywhere I go. This propensity dates back to all the way to when I was a little girl, and I refused to leave the house without bringing all of my dolls and stuffed animals and several clothing changes and accessories for them, and myself. This intersected unfortunately with my weird-hat-wearing phase, and I earned myself the family nickname of "Bag Lady".
Only now, instead of carrying around little doll outfits, I actually carry around stuff that's useful. And ever since I posted about the mini-sized toiletries I have hunted out, I have gotten lots of requests to list the must-haves that are always in my bag. So without further ado, here are the top 40 products that I always bring with me- courtesy of the Bag Lady.
Click on the links to see the brands I prefer, and where I buy them.
1. Digital Camera
2. Cell Phone
5. City Map
(Though, an iPhone can replace all of the above).
8. Tide To Go pen
9. Hand-Sanitizing Wipes
11. New York Times Crossword Puzzle
14. Hard Candies/ Mints
15. Atomizer of Perfume
16. Hair Elastics/Bobby Pins
17. Lip Gloss/ Make-Up Bag
19. Dice and Playing Cards (to pass time while waiting anywhere).
23. Sewing Kit
24. Eye Drops
25. A Good Book
26. A Bottle of Water
27. Postage Stamps
29. First Aid Kit:
30. Painkillers- Tylenol and Ibuprofen
35. Sunscreen Wipes
36. A Small Swiss Army Knife (just remember to take it out before you try to board a plane)
37. Luna or Clif Snack Bar and Emergen-C packets
39. Dental Floss
40. Soap Leaves
P.S. For those who are curious, my bag is this one from Kate Spade. Right now, take 30% off anything on their site (through Oct. 4) using the promo code FallFF09. Enjoy!
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