I’m not a fan of BIG bags – I like them – they’re cool – but everything gets LOST in them ! And today I came across a link ‘Top Ten Things to Have in Your Purse’ so I thought about writing down what I normally have in my hand bag.
I tend to carry medium sized bags – and every now and then – the smaller clutches (particularly at Indian weddings).
The Diva’s 6 Must Have Hand Bag Items:
So basically – even my smallest hand bag – has to fit the above 6 items. Depending on the bag size and my plans for the day – my hand bag can also contain
- Perfume … if I’m out for the full day, the perfume comes along
- Deodorant … I’ll admit I even leave one in my car for days I’m stuck outdoors !
- Small Notepad & Pen .. always comes in handy but this is rare since NC tends to carry the notepad
- Lighter … I have a habit of keeping lighters handy from my London days when I used to use them for my nightclub service promotions
- Chewing Gum … leaves your mouth with a fresh taste
- Wet Wipes / Tissue … always useful
- Hand Sanitizer … especially if I’m going to work sites
- Camera charger … yes I am guilty of actually carrying my camera charger with me; and yes, I take a LOT of photos !
- Phone charger … don’t always have this, but when I need it the most, it’s never around ! so now I have a car charger too
- Eye drops & Meds … I wear contact lenses and with the city being so dusty, I do need to splash in a few drops. I also keep some migraine tablets handy in case I get one when I least expect it.
I’m pretty sure I can throw in more things in my hand bag but this is already a huge list !! No wonder I don’t like big bags ! I’d never be able to find all these things ! (having said that – I reckon I’m the only one who can actually find anything in my bag)
According to an article I read, the reason women carry so many things with them is because they are natural caretakers and always try to anticipate what they might need. Which I suppose is quite true in its own way.
So what’s in your hand bag ladies ? Do you prefer a small / medium / large size bag to carry around with you ? What are your essentials ? If you have your bag right now, empty it out and list all the items in your bag :P
For all the guys out there (unless you have a man-bag / man-purse / briefcase / back pack– which you must share details of), what are you most likely to find in your girls’ hand bag ? Or do you just not venture there :P
- What’s In Your Bag ? Huge Purses An Emotional Crutch by Diane Mapes for MSNBC
- What’s In Your Bag ? by Andy Rooney for CBS News