I don’t know about you, but when I’m going out or traveling, I have an array of purses to choose from depending on the event, my mood, and my outfit. Because of that, I don’t usually have them all full. Can you imagine stocking like seven purses? No thanks! But I always like having a check list that I can refer to so that I don’t leave anything. I thought it would help you, too. (This post does contain affiliate links. However, all opinions are my own. I will receive a commission if you choose to purchase an affiliated product. But I would never recommend something that I did not feel would benefit you.)
Travel Sized (or Normal) Deodorant: I’ll own up to it. When I’m in a rush, I am forgetful. And I’ll forget deodorant! (though it’s quite rare) Or, a friend will. Either way, it’s good to have some on hand.
Body Spray or Perfume: You know I love my body sprays. And perfumes. If it smells nice, there’s a 95% chance I will love it! I like keeping one of those Bath and Body Works body mists in my purse when I go out, just because I like to freshen up every so often. If you have a smaller purse, I would recommend one of those sample sized perfumes you get for free when you buy makeup. It’s up to you!
Tissues: We all sneeze. Why not sneeze in style? 😉 Instead of running around like crazy because you don’t have a tissue, and you’re trying to find one, just keep a small pack in your purse.
Gum: I had to include gum! Sometimes you’ll go out to eat and you’ll eat something garlicky or oniony and it’ll make your breath smell bad, or a friend’s. And honestly, who doesn’t love gum?
Pads or Tampons: Yes, bring them. If you are embarrassed, don’t be. Sometimes you might get surprised by your period, and so you should always be prepared. Or you could potentially help out someone who needs it because they weren’t prepared. But that won’t be you!
Lotion: I always have lotion with me. It smells nice, and it alleviates that awful dryness of my hands in winter.
Phone: I think this one is pretty self-explanatory. 🙂
Spare Change/Money: You never know if you’ll need it.
Hand Sanitizer or Wipes: Maybe the bathroom you’re at is gross! Maybe you touched something that you wish you didn’t. It does come in handy.
You can bring makeup, but I didn’t include that because I don’t really wear it, and it’s not that important to me. I sometimes bring a stick of concealer though, just in case.
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Question: What’s your favorite gum flavor?
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