I love bags……..oh and shoes, amongst other things! They come in all shapes and sizes. You get big tote ones, small clutch ones, ones that go across your body and ones you hang off your wrist. Your bag is something that you carry around with you all day so there are some essential items that you need to have in it. There are also a lot of non-essential items in mine such as receipts, loads of lip glosses, perfumes, pens, etc (you get the gist)! So in my “new organised me” mode, I cleared everything out of my bag and started to keep essential items only……..if it’s not regarded as essential then it’s not getting in!!*
The bag that Im currently using is a lovely Cath Kidston Red Mini Spot Mini Shopper and I love it! It’s small enough to carry around but can hold quite a lot of things and also I love Cath Kidston products.
Keys (car & house)
Tissues (as having a runny nose is not a good look!)
Hand Sanitiser – in case the toilet you have been in has run out of soap or you have touched something nasty!
Feminine products (for those surprises we sometimes get or if a friend needs one)
The other essential items that I have in my bag that you might not need are:
Pen and Notebook (this comes in handy for any ideas that I may want to jot down or when someone runs into the side of my car and admits that it was their fault I can get them to write and sign admitting liability. I only had the pen and no paper when this happened to me, still currently sorting this out weeks later! Grrrrrrrr!!)
Security Swipe Pass – for getting in and more importantly, out of the office
Physio-band – I have been getting physiotherapy on my dodgy knee and was given a band to put around my ankles. Sitting in my chair at work I use this band by lifting up one leg while keeping the other one flat on the ground. This causes resistance and should build up my quadriceps muscle supporting my knee. Unfortunately when sitting at my desk with it around my ankles, it looks like I have a pair of pants around them so I do my exercises when no-one is about!
Business Card Holder
What do you keep in yours?
I’m sure given time, the non-essential items will be given an upgrade to “essential item” status!