We’ve all been there. You are in the middle of a date, sitting in class, or at a party when you realize that what you are carrying in your purse is not sufficient enough for the unforeseen minor emergency that has popped up. The minor emergency might be your dreaded period, but it could also be a smudge of mascara that you didn’t know was there all morning or filthy hands from accidentally touching someone’s gum underneath the desk.
Whatever the issue may be, you should always be as prepared as possible with the right tools in your purse. Here is a list of some must have items that every woman should always have on hand for whenever the unthinkable happens.
1. Hand Sanitizer
Sure, sanitizer isn’t as good as washing your hands with soap and water, but when you are in a bind and need something quick, these little bottles of antibacterial goodness will do the job just fine.
2. Pen and Small Notepad
You never know when you will need to jot something important down whether it be an idea that you want to remember later or the cute barista’s phone number, so it is very useful to have a pen and paper close at hand.
Nothing is worse than getting a 2:00 migraine or menstrual cramps and having nothing to soothe it. Having a travel size bottle of meds will help keep the pain at bay until you can get home to take nap or to stuff your face with a pint of icecream.
4. Hair Items
I cannot tell you how many times an extra rubber band and bobby pins have helped me out. When it is unnaturally hot or windy outside, these tiny tools will be your best friends.
Too often, we go all day without properly fueling up because of hectic schedules and no time to stop and eat a meal. When this happens, it is important to have a little snack stashed away for when ill-timed hunger strikes.
This one is a no brainer. Sometimes that special time of the month can appear at a not so special time and ruin our day, our clothes and our confidence. ALWAYS keep something in your purse just in case. It also doesn’t hurt to be able to help a fellow unprepared girl out when she is in need.
Bad breath does not discriminate and nothing is more embarrassing than trying to have an intimate conversation containing a lot of words that begin with the letter “h” with someone after scarfing down garlic bread. Have these on hand to quickly kill foul smells.
This one is also a no brainer. Mirrors are good for so many things other than making sure your makeup looks okay. You can also check to see if there is any food in your teeth or secretly look at the guy behind you.
Even though it seems that everything is digital now days, there are still a couple of places that only accept cash and you never want to be in a situation where you do not have any money. For piece of mind, a few dollars will do just fine.
10. Pepper spray
Hopefully you will never have to use this, but it something that is good to have on you, especially if you are alone. You don’t have to keep this one in your purse if you don’t want to; they usually come with a key ring attached so you can put it with your keys instead.
What other items do you think are essential for all Lovelies to carry in their purses?