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    27 Incredibly Useful Things To Keep In Your Bag

    You'll be Mary Poppins-level prepared.

    1. A reusable Baggu shopping bag that'll help you cut down on how many plastic bags you use. It can hold up to 50 pounds and will fold into a tiny square, so you can easily store it in your purse or backpack.

    2. A stick of Tide To-Go that'll make fresh stains disappear. It'll come in handy for the times you accidentally spill something on your clothes or linens and don't have the time (or energy) to change them.

    3. A two-pack of Softlips lip balm that'll transport you to the tropics with its juicy watermelon scent. It's packed with vitamin E and squalane oil to hydrate your pout and contains SPF 20 to protect your lips from sun damage.

    A small tube of lip balm on a plate

    4. A daily planner that’ll help you stay on schedule. You can use it map out your day, prioritize your tasks, and track your meals and water intake. Plus, it’s undated, meaning you can start using it whenever (or only on specific days).

    A person writing in the notebook

    5. A reusable glass coffee cup that looks way cooler than the single-use cardboard ones. It’s got a heat-resistant silicone sleeve and is small enough to toss in your bag for when future caffeine cravings hit.

    Five small glass coffee cups with silicone lids and sleeves on them

    6. A lil' bag light that you can use to find the bits and bobs hiding at the bottom of your purse. It has two modes (continuous and flashing) and has a handy silicone strap, so you can attach it to your tote.

    A large black tote bag with a small light hanging from the bag strap

    7. A bottle of hand sanitizer that won't dry your hands out every time you use it. It comes out as a fine mist that won’t leave your digits soaking wet and it’ll leave behind the light and soothing scent of lavender (rather than stinky alcohol).

    8. A set of stainless steel utensils that are both aesthetically pleasing and super functional. You’ll finally be able to skip the single-use plastic ones and they even come with a little container, so you’ll be able to carry ’em with you wherever you go (or just store them neatly at your desk).

    Four sets of utensils in containers in a row

    9. A pack of petite food containers so you can always keep hot sauce in your bag (#swag!). Reviewers love that they’re small enough to tuck into overstuffed lunch bags and backpacks and say they’re also great for storing pills, jewellery, and beauty products while travelling.

    A small container of salad dressing next to a container of salad

    10. A metal hook that'll save you from touching shared surfaces like doors, elevator buttons, PIN pads, and ATMs. It has a stylus tip, so you can even use it on devices with touchscreen.

    11. A pack of Boscia blotting sheets that'll remove excess oil and sweat from your skin without messing up your makeup. Reviewers like how big the sheets are, so you’ll only need one to touch up your entire face.

    Two packs of blotting sheets on a plain background

    12. A genius Tile Mate that uses Bluetooth technology to keep tabs on your devices. You can attach one to your wallet, camera, keys — really, anything you don’t want to lose — and use the free Tile phone app to track them.

    A Tile Mate attached to a ring of keys

    13. A collapsible water bottle that’ll help you stay hydrated while you’re on the go and won’t take up your whole backpack when it’s empty. It won’t dent, leak, or break and will hold its shape (even after multiple uses).

    A person placing a water bottle in their backpack

    14. A natural deodorant spray that’ll keep you smelling fresh all day, every day. It’s made of a blend of essential oils (like lavender, peppermint, and bergamot) that’ll banish odours — even if you’re fresh from the gym.

    A spray bottle filled with natural deodorant spray

    15. A six-pack of vegan chewing gum that you can enjoy without consuming artificial sweeteners. It’ll freshen your breath in seconds and it comes in a ton of flavours (a nice change from your basic peppermint!).

    An open box of chewing gum with a few square-shaped pellets spilling out of the box

    16. A retractable multi-tip pen that’ll become the most functional writing tool you own. It’s got three pen tips (in different shades, obvi), plus a pencil, so you’ll be able to write with all the colours of the wind.

    A person holding the pen over a bunch of scattered papers

    17. A compact mirror so you can apply or touch up your makeup when you’re not at home. Reviewers say the mirror is huge and the built-in LED light is bright enough to use just about anywhere.

    18. A Stasher bag that you'll be able to use over and over again without wearing out. It has an airtight seal, so it won’t leak all over your stuff, making it great for storing all kinds of munchies.

    19. A portable power bank charger that you can use to charge your tech when you’re out and about. It has two USB ports, so you can juice up a couple of devices at once.

    A phone charging using a slim rectangular power bank charger beside it

    20. A tin of rose-scented balm that’s rich enough to nourish and repair your dry skin. You can use it on your lips, nails, feet, and anywhere else where your skin could use a little extra TLC.

    A person's hand holding a small tin of lip salve

    21. A three-pack of tissues that'll take care of all your issues. They’ll unfold into full-sized hankies and are absorbent enough to handle any messes.

    A person shoving a small package of tissues into their pocket

    22. A retractable lint roller that’s smaller than your full-sized version (but still just as effective). It’ll fit easily into your bag, so you can keep your clothes fuzz-free when you’re away from home.

    A person holding the lint roller

    23. A tube of Goop sunscreen that’ll protect your skin from both UV rays and blue light. It’s basically invisible on the skin and can double as a primer, so your makeup won’t slide or melt off your face if you get a little sweaty.

    Maitland's hand holding the tube of sunscreen with a bit of product in her palm

    24. A set of pill boxes so you’ll be able to carry all your meds with you. They’re labelled by days of the week and each one has two compartments — one for day and one for night.

    Three images of a small round pill box

    25. A small metal hair clip that’ll help you get the hair out of your face, without having to resort to a boring ol’ ponytail. It’ll work on any hair type, too!

    A person with long hair and a clip at the top of their head

    26. A bottle of scented Poo-Pourri spray that'll make using public bathrooms a little more pleasant. Just a quick spritz is enough to trap odours in the toilet before they spread.

    natalie holding a spray bottle of wild pear poo-pourri

    27. And finally, a purse clip that’ll give you a place to hang your bag. No more resting it on dirty restaurant floors!

    We stan a prepared queen!

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