It is often said, A girl’s handbag has got everything. Every girl at some point in her life has listened to this statement from a male member that may be her brother, friend or lover; that it is impossible to find anything in your Bag. Once my male friend said, “Your bag is like a treasure hunt for me, but I never got anything.”
I agree we girls tend to have a habit to carry lots of things in our handbag. Now the point is what should be carried and what not. Obviously, the list changes according to one’s own preference. But here I have made a list of the must-haves. So, presenting a list of such carry-on essential items for every woman’s purse. Here I am categorizing it into 4 different groups.
Items Every Woman Should Have In Her Purse
These are somethings that a girl must keep with her all the time in her handbag. These essentials mentioned below are necessary to carry. You can change this checklist as per your need. We have just mentioned the handbag essentials that we think are important and must have carry-on essentials.
Emergency Purposes Carry on Essentials:
Ok, So all the girls there will agree to this point. At times of emergency, Safety pins can be a very handy solution. Often a button on our dress or shirt can betray us and can create a very embarrassing situation. At those times, Safety Pins can prove to be as the savior for us and a must have carry-on essentials.
This is well understood by all. We all should keep our cards with us for monetary emergencies. Having a good card holder is also a good option.
In today’s world, we can’t live without our mobile. Mobile is very much needed at all times. Noone’s wants their phone dead. So, Power bank is must to keep your phone alive in odd situations.
Tampon/ Sanitary Pad:
Every girl must have a small pack of Tampon/Sanitary Pad in her bag all the time. Not only for her, she can also help her colleague, friend, or even a stranger in need. Although our periods may come uninvited sometimes, One can never know.
Your business card is a reminder of your business and your brand. You should always keep some business cards in your bag. You never know when opportunity knocks. You should always be prepared.
Emergency Contact Info:
We all must keep an emergency contact information with ourselves all the time. In case of any mishappening, it helps in contacting our near ones.
Must-Have Makeup Handbag Essentials:
Girls must have a go-to lip balm or lipstick. A good lipstick can change your look drastically. My go-to lipstick is a Red lipstick which is always there with me in my handbag. I just give a touch-up and I am good to go.
This one is important, especially to them who have dry skin. In winters, it becomes necessary to all. A good hand cream with sweet fragrance also gives a nice vibe throughout the day.
It is a good idea to keep a small comb handy in your handbag. You never know when a good hair day turns out to be a bad one.
Whether it is a runny nose, a makeup disaster or a help to a stranger. Wet wipes come to your rescue.
Oil Absorbing Sheets:
Girls with oily skin, This ones is especially for us. My skin becomes too oily in summers. So I always keep Oil absorbing sheets with me. This is also helpful if you have sudden plans and your hairs are looking too oily. These sheets and baby powder can save you, my girl.
Deodorant/Roll On Perfume:
It is always a good idea to keep deodorant or perfume handy. Especially in summers, those heat and sweat can probably leave us with body odor.
Paper Soap/Face Wash:
This one is quite self-explainable. I always carry a small facewash in my handbag, at times it can also be used as an alternative for handwash.
Medical carry on essentials
Not only it heals your cuts and scrapes, it can also save your feet from those painful shoe bites which your new footwear gives you.
One should always carry important medicines as per one’s health condition to avoid any mishappening.
One can’t find soap and water everywhere, so hand sanitizers are the best options to kill germs on your hands, whenever required.
Safety Purpose Carry on Essentials
Swiss Army Knife:
It is all in one tool for every need. Just with a swipe, it becomes a knife, for your safety. Swiss Army Knife is very compact and easy to carry.
My Dad always tells me to keep any safety equipment with me, so I always have a pepper spray in my bag. One must keep it in an easily reachable spot in the bag.
Edibles Carry on Essentials:
Mint chew gum:
Mint Chew Gums is important because you don’t want to smell like onion and garlic on a presentation or a date.
Snacks or dry fruits:
These are my saviors, when I m running late for work or when my tummy needs a chutur-putur.
Do I need to say more??
Optional Handbag Essentials:
If you are a book-lover, then you have already understood what I am trying to say. As it is said, There is no best friend like a good book. It is not compulsory, it is just a thought.
You can take this as optional but we recommend you to carry your water bottle with you and drink water often. This helps you in regulating the body temperature and keeps your body hydrated.
These are things to keep in purse whether you are a cool teenager or elegant lady or office-going girl. These are the basic purse essentials. You can add or remove any handbag essentials on your list as per your need. We love to hear about your list of handbag essentials. Do share your list with us in comments.
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