Like most women, I have a pretty heavy, stuffed purse (some folks have referred to it as “the bowling ball,” lol). But unlike most women (or at least most of the bloggers I’ve seen), I don’t carry a beauty department with me wherever I go.
But that, y’all, is about as normal as my purse gets. Let me show you 😀
My Purse: A Mishmash of Tech and Survival Kit
This is quite possibly the most important thing in my purse, besides my iPhone (with which I was taking these pictures). This little camera case holds my iPod, its cord, and 3 flash drives which are backups of all the files I have on my computer. (After the hard drive disaster I faced last winter, I will NEVER go without backups again.) So in one case, I have my music for my car, plus all my files if I feel the need to work on something while out and about.
This is the other really important item I have–my little Grid-It organizer, stuffed full of survival items. (Well, maybe not REALLY survival items, but as close as I can get!) I’ve got:
- a Tide To-Go pen for spills and stains (I need this a lot, lemme tell ya)
- Advil, Aleve, Advil Migraine, and a couple of prescriptions
- Neo To Go antibiotic spray for wounds (because I hurt myself accidentally throughout the day)
- Bobby pins and safety pins (in the Altoids Smalls tin, as seen below:
And of course, any survival kit like this would not be complete without:
Aside from such techie and health-related gear, I’ve also got a few slightly more mundane items in my purse:
I spotted this trick on one of those life-hack image things, and after I bought a 3-pack of D-rings for keys at my local Dollar General, I quickly put it into play. VERY handy, not only for elastics, but for all the little things that get lost in a purse so easily!
Now that you’ve glanced into the abyss I call my purse, what do you think? Am I crazy to carry all that stuff with me, or is this just a function of how mobile our lives are today? 🙂