It is only when you are standing at the busy counter in a bank to sign the documents you realise you have to dig deep inside your bag to search for a pen ! As if there is a Bermuda Triangle inside the bag – what goes in is never to be found again !!
When you have got your periods but you cannot find a pad inside the Bermuda triangle bag so you decide to take one from your friend but soon realise that there are many Triangles and Black holes in their bags too !!(Black hole is a place from where items tend to disappear just like our bags.)
Today I am going to share with you some basic items that we should carry in our bags with us and how not to have a Black hole or a Bermuda Triangle inside your bag !!
1.Type of Bag to use
Selecting a bag for daily use is as important as the items you will choose to store in it, so it is crucial to select the right type & size of the bag for your daily use. If you have to attend classes/college and you need to carry many books or you have to stay outdoors for a very longtime and spend most of your time travelling it would be best to use a college backpack.
In case of tote bags make sure to have compartments or use the pouch system to store things as this will help keep things in place.
You can also use a Multipurpose pouch which is quite handy in case you like changing bags frequently.
(A multi purpose pouch helps you to store all your stuff in one place and just pick this pouch and place it in the bag you wish to use).
Something we are familiar with – a wallet is a must have wherever you go because you can never predict what would happen next in life – who knows while taking a stroll during the office lunch break there is a sale nearby? you surely do not want to miss it Right ?
On a serious note in case there is an emergency, it is always better to carry a wallet in your bag.
3. Mobile Phone
We would probably forget to carry our brains but never our phones so this is one item that we will surely remember to carry with us wherever we go.
One trick here is to use a phone cover that would be visible when its deep inside the bag, a pure black cover is a little tough to find so you can opt for some bright colours.
4. Medical kit
You need not carry a full size First Aid box or a fire extinguisher but you should surely carry a small pouch in which you can store some sanitary pads (carry more than one always, our friends trust us more than they trust their own-selves when it comes to sanitary pads),some basic medicines for cough, headache, band aid,etc.
Even though all of us may not be applying makeup every now and then but we all carry a small kohl (Kajal as we call it), lip balm, wet wipes, pocket perfume. It is better to store them all in one place in a pouch rather than having to dig for them in the bag.
6. Stationery kit
If you have already completed your education and currently working, I would still suggest you to carry a small diary or a note-pad of your own and a black pen( a black pen specifically because most of the applications, forms etc are all to be filled in Black so it’s always handy to have one with you).
7. Snacks & Bottle of Water
Those days in office when you have to sit late and suddenly hear the growls of an animal from your stomach, this is going to be your saviour; a nutrition bar or few dried berries.
Keeping in mind that it is easiest to catch a disease through water, it’s always a safe option to carry your own bottle.
8. Earphones and other electronic gadgets
To enjoy the boring train journeys we love plugging in the earphones and listen to our favourite tracks. The trick here is to keep a small zipper pouch to store the earphone or else on the next train journey you probably will have to play ‘Entangled’ with your earphones by the time you reach !
9. A pair of Sunglasses
If not for the sunlight but surely for the selfie clicks we would like to take randomly during the day !!
You should use a pair of sunglasses if you travel in the sun as it helps you protect your eyes from the harsh sun rays.
Wild card entry in this list is of an ‘Umbrella’ as the monsoons approach, we really would not want to have an unexpected rain dance moment on the streets so depending on the monsoons remember to carry an umbrella.
You can also buy umbrellas from the brand Poppy – these are really cool as they come in really small sizes so it is convenient to carry. A new type of umbrella that they have come up with is one which has a tracking system to trace your umbrella in case you have forgotten it somewhere.You can find these on online websites.
I hope you enjoyed reading it.
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