There are some things that are the ultimate necessity and some important ‘just in case’ saviours, whichever category they come in, these items are, well, a ‘must have’ and you should refrain from l;eaving your house without them.
For the longest time, I have avoided using a bag. As a fan of fancy phone covers, I used to use them to not only save my phone but keep my cash and cards as well. But does that mean my life was simple? It was hell of a mess to say the least. Every other day I would end up in a situation where I would need something but would either have to wait until I reach home or purchase it right then and there. But I still found bags an unnecessary burden that I was not ready to handle at all.
Finally, I decided to start keeping a bag with me and I started with keeping a few items that were extremely essential along with some ‘just in case’ items. With time these essentials in my bag increased and now I have a bag full of items that can save me in any and every situation.
This has to be the first one on the list. I have a wallet dedicated to all my cash, keys, cards, and ID proof. Even if I have to change my bag, I will simply shift this wallet to that bag and I am good to go. Keeping a wallet ensures that all my important papers are in one place and I don’t have to search the whole bag for a dollar.
There are a few items that I always keep in my bag which come handy at least once in a month. Yep, I am talking about pads, tampons, panty liners, scrunchie, and tissue papers. Again, this is kept in another bag just to keep them away from other items. In this bag I even keep skincare products that I cannot live without such as sunscreen, hand cream, and vaseline.
Another important thing that I guess becomes an integral part of life once you turn 25. I don’t know why and when this happened but now I have medications and first aid in my bag. I keep medicines for headache, cough and cold, bandaids, sanitizer, and marijuana gummies in my bag, ALWAYS.
I used to keep my charger with me before this one. One day, my phone’s battery was almost exhausted and I had nowhere to plug in my charger. I had to use google maps and well because of the low battery I couldn’t turn on the internet, everything seemed so blurry, I couldn’t figure out what to do. Well, I reached the place after a little struggle but ordered a power bank that very night. I have never left my place without it after that incident.
Mints and Snacks
I am an advocate of keeping at least something to munch on, in your bag. You never know when you will feel like having something and there won’t be anything. I keep mint gums in case I feel like having something flavoured and a few nuts and seeds in a small container so that I can munch on something healthy and don’t end up buying chips.
I don’t really like the idea of keeping a journal or a notebook in a bag especially when you are going close but a small diary and a pen is something I always have with me. This too was not an abrupt decision. An incident led me to always keep this in my bag. I know we have our phones with us where we can write literally everything but sometimes you just have to write something down for someone else and you will need a diary to write it down in.
These are a few items that I always keep with me. I haven’t added phone and earphones in the list because I don’t think nobody forgets that.