This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Primatene® MIST. All opinions are 100% mine.
Everyone has items they “never leave home without.” Here is what you can find in my purse that I can't live without, aside from the essentials like your wallet.
My kids make fun of me because I tend to carry around some interesting items in my bag, and I also collect lots of additional items over time. Until it gets too heavy, and I'm digging to find things. That's when I know it's time to clean out my bag. I'm looking at you, receipts.
I work at a reasonably big university campus and have to walk around a lot. I also carry some heavier items around during campus events. I make sure I keep some things on hand when I'm not at home.
- Purse organizer – I discovered purse organizers at a conference one year, and it is my favorite item in my purse. You can keep a handful of items in it, and easily switch between bags by pulling the whole thing out. Generally, everything I'm listing in this post goes into my purse organizer, so I can easily find it fast.
- Something to pull my hair up – Having long hair, I like to be able to pull it back if I get too hot or it's really windy out. This could be a clip or a hair tie.
- Primatene® MIST inhaler – Living with asthma means I need to keep my inhaler with me all the time. If something triggers some of my mild asthma symptoms, like wheezing, shortness of breath, or tightness in my chest, I can use the inhaler for temporary relief. Primatene® MIST is the only FDA approved, over-the-counter asthma medicine inhaler that you don't need a prescription to have. I also keep one in my desk at the office. I do a lot of work carrying stuff around campus, and I want to make sure I'm protected there as well.
- Reusable straws – I have three reusable straws that I keep in my bag for myself and the kids. They fold up into their own little cases so they stay clean.
- Phone charger – I feel like my technology never stays charged all day any longer, so I make sure I bring a cable with me in case of emergencies. I also make sure to have the higher amp plug so it can charge faster than the smalled plug boxes.
- Mints – Mints aren't just for bad breath. If you get peppermints, they can help settle your stomach. My oldest daughter and I both get car sick sometimes, and the peppermint can help hold us over in the car.
- Notebook – Because I'm a writer, I also carry around a notebook. Even just a little one that I can jot down a few bullet points to remember later. Especially when I'm in a movie because you can't pull your phone out to take notes! I like being able to digest everything I'm seeing, but also to catch little easter eggs in movies.
- Miscellaneous – Pens, chapstick, pain medication, and a tiny travel-sized deodorant. You never know when you might need to re-apply.
What do you keep in your bag?
The Primatene® MIST inhaler is available over-the-counter at CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Walmart. You can also see where to buy online.