MY BAG OF TRICKS


HELLO

How are you doing? Are you hanging in there? With the warmer weather, it’s been fantastic to get outside. Yard work comes with getting out there for me, but it is a nice change of view.

Where I live things are very slowly reopening. We can gather in groups of 10 or less as long as we stay socially distant. And a few businesses are able to open as well, including dentist offices, which is where I work full time. On the one hand, I am grateful to have had some time at home, but on the other, it will be nice to get back to some normalcy.

So, now that it’s time to get out and about again a little more, I want to share with you one of my very favorite kits. I mentioned it recently and I thought I would take the time to show it off just a bit today.

This is my Bag of Tricks.

I like to have this baby with me whenever I go out. Almost always it comes in handy for something. 

Here is why:

See all of this goodness? This saves me over and over again. Or someone else if they have a need. And it’s all packed in this 7x5x3” bag that opens wide like a champ. Let’s walk through what I have here:

  • Tissue
  • Mirror
  • Safety pins
  • Nail clippers and file
  • Essential Oil (for when I start to feel a cold coming on)
  • Lip sunscreen and color
  • Pain reliever
  • Sea bands
  • Two pocket knives
  • Binder clip (surprisingly handy)
  • Hand lotion
  • Lint roller
  • Bobby pins
  • Floss
  • Little first aid kit

During the summer I throw a travel sunscreen in here, too. I have given a Bag of Tricks to friends and family and polled them on what they keep in theirs. Here are a few more suggestions:

  • pen/notepad
  • Hair ties
  • Feminine products
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tooth brush, paste, mouthwash
  • Deodorant
  • Glasses wipes / contact lens supplies
  • Altoids / gum

Do I have to say that the very best thing about having a bag of tricks is that you always have those little things that just make life a little less stressful? This thing is just so dang handy! 

A bonus – if you change purses often, it’s a piece of cake to make the switch. Traveling? Grab it and go. It’s easy to toss in your gym bag. You get the idea. (If you keep a pocket knife in yours, make sure to take it out before flying though. Ask me how I know this.)

What do you think? Can you see the potential? Do you have something like this already?

Let me know in the comments!

 

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