Whether you’re always on the go or you just spend a lot of time at your office, it’s normal to find yourself needing something that you don’t have. Lips chapped? Got a headache? If you had a bag of daily essentials ready at your desk or in your car, you’d be in good shape. But if you don’t, you’re going to have to find somebody that can drop some aspirin in your hand or find a place that will sell it to you, often at a crazy markup.
Don’t play that game anymore! Get your essentials bag ready and keep it where you need it. You can even make more than one for your desk at work, your car or anywhere else you go.
The Bag Matters
If you’re going to be preparing a bag that you use to store things you need like a comb, toothpaste and aspirin, you need a durable one. That really means you need one that won’t leak if it gets wet on the inside since many of the toiletries you’ll be putting in it are liquid.
Look for a quality waterproof bag that you can simply rinse out and dry if it gets wet. You’ll be able to keep this bag for years, so don’t cheap out and get a low quality one. You’ll just end up replacing it anyway.
What Do I Need?
What you put in your essentials bag is really up to what you want and what you use on a regular basis. However, you can use this list to help you get most of the items you’ll want and need to keep around.
• Hand sanitizer
• Toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss
• Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Advil, etc.
• Feminine products (if applicable)
• Nail clippers and nail file
• Disposable bandages
• Antibiotic salve
• Allergy medication
Where Do I Get This Stuff?
While that’s only a short list of what you could put in your essentials bag, you can get almost all of these items from Chemist Australia or a local chemist in your area. You can even use small pillboxes or dividers to separate and keep small amounts of items like aspirin and allergy medication.