What’s Inside My Bag

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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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

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Meghan Cooper is a writer, content creator, movie critic, and geek living in Atlanta, Ga. She loves movies, traveling, and lots of coffee. Member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, Georgia Film Critics Association, and Atlanta Film Critics Circle.

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