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    Mar. 3, 2020

    33 Small And Useful Things You’ll Probably Want To Keep In Your Bag All The Time

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    1. A flask-shaped water bottle that is so cute, you'll want to take it with you everywhere. It's made of lightweight plastic and it's slim enough to fit easily in your bag or backpack.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.54+ (available in eight colours).

    2. A pack of gel pens with adorable cat faces on the lids. They have an ultra fine tip and write like an absolute dream. Plus, the ink dries quickly, so it won't smudge or bleed on your paper.

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    Get a pack of six on Amazon Canada for $3.

    3. A bottle of moisturizer that's packed with SPF to give your thirsty skin the hydration it needs and protect it from harmful UV rays. It’s an oil-free formula, and it's non comedogenic, so it's suitable for all skin types, especially for anyone looking for a lightweight, daily moisturizer.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.97.

    4. An instant stain remover pen, because accidents happen. It's easy to use, and will remove fresh stains in seconds.

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    Get a pack of three on Amazon Canada for $9.97.

    5. A natural deodorant spray that'll keep you smelling fresh all day, everyday, especially if you're super active. The blend of essential oils like lavender, peppermint, and bergamot have aromatherapeutic benefits that'll deodorize, reenergize and soothe your skin.

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    Reviewers love that it's easy to apply, isn't sticky, and has a light, refreshing scent.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.95 (available in three scents).

    6. A compact mirror with an LED light that'll make your on-the-go makeup application infinitely easier. The five-inch-wide mirror is ultra slim and incredibly lightweight. It's also bright enough to use just about anywhere!

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.99 (available in three colours).

    7. A pack of Boscia bamboo charcoal blotting papers that'll remove excess oil and sweat from your skin without messing up your makeup. The charcoal also detoxes your pores, so your skin will look and feel its best.

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    Get a pack of 100 papers on Amazon Canada for $14.

    8. A pack of food storage bags that you can use over and over again. They're a great way to store your favourite munchies and they're leak-proof, so your bag and its contents are perfectly safe.

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    They'll replace all your single-use plastic bags and are freezer- and dishwasher-safe.

    Get a pack of five storage bags on Amazon Canada for $6.21+ (also available in a pack of five).

    9. A set of stainless steel utensils that are both aesthetically pleasing and super functional. You can use them to eat your lunch instead of the single-use plastic utensils, and they come with a little container, making them easy to carry around with you anywhere!

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.55.

    10. A tiny Caboodle case that’ll store and organize all your beauty essentials and induce a bit of '90s nostalgia. There are five spacious compartments and a compact mirror inside. Plus, the lid stays snapped shut, making it the perfect makeup case to travel with!

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $7.10.

    11. A pack of vegan mints that'll refresh your breath in seconds. They're made with only three ingredients, and they come in other flavours that aren't just peppermint.

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    Get six packs on Amazon Canada for $24.99 (available in three flavours and an assorted multipack).

    12. A gentle face mist that's filled with rosewater and herbal extracts to hydrate and refresh your skin while you're on the go. You can use it to reset your makeup and give your skin a much needed pick-me-up!

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    Reviewers say it smells incredible and works well as a toner and setting spray. Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Mario Badescu Facial Spray.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.

    13. A small-but-mighty power bank charger, because there's nothing worse than walking around with a dead phone. It's sleek and compact, making it easy to travel with, and it'll charge your phone to full capacity up to seven times before it dies.

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    It also has two USB ports, so you can charge a couple devices at once.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.99+ (available in three colours).

    14. A set of nail clippers and tweezers that'll help you touch up your nails and brows while you're on the go. Hangnails can be as painful as they are unexpected, so you'll definitely want a couple tools around to help you deal with them.

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    The set includes two nail clippers and two tweezers.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    15. A pack of caffeinated chocolate bars that could wake the dead (aka anyone before coffee). Each two-bite bar is equal to one cup of coffee, making them a great snack to keep in your bag for a quick caffeine fix.

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    Get a pack of 12 milk chocolate bars on Amazon Canada for $28.89+ (available in three flavours).

    16. A pack of Burt's Bees lip balm that'll restore hydration to your lips and leave behind a natural-looking matte finish. It's made with a blend of natural ingredients, including their famous beeswax and a blend of fruit extracts to help soften, moisturize, and protect the skin.

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    Reviewers love how hydrated their lips are, even hours after applying it.

    Get a pack of four on Amazon Canada for $14.71+ (available in two sets).

    17. A pack of reusable shopping bags that'll help you cut down on how many plastic bags you use. Each one can hold up to 35 pounds and folds into a tiny square, so they won't take up a lot of space in your bag.

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    Get a pack of six on Amazon Canada for $11.89.

    18. A bottle of EOS hand cream that's made with aloe, cocoa butter, and oat extract to soften, protect, and moisturize dry hands. It absorbs quickly and isn’t greasy, so you don't have to worry about transferring product every time you touch something.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $2.79+ (available in three scents).

    19. Or a tube of buttery hand cream that's super rich and a bit thicker than most hand creams, so it's perfect for the colder, dryer seasons like fall and winter. It’s made with hemp seed oil, which will keep your hands hydrated all day.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.

    20. A pack of travel-sized tissues that'll take care of all your issues. They unfold into a full-sized tissue and have three thick layers, so they're absorbent enough to handle any situation. Whether you're battling a runny nose in the winter or seasonal allergies in spring, you'll probably want to have a pack of these tucked in your bag.

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    Get eight packs on Amazon Canada for $11.20.

    21. A pack of mini containers that'll hold two ounces of dressing, dips, or condiments, so you'll always have hot sauce in your bag (swag!). They're small enough to put in your lunch bag or backpack, and they have airtight lids, making them completely leakproof.

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    Get a pack of three on Amazon Canada for $16.85.

    22. A pair of collapsible silicone straws that'll replace all the single-use plastic straws you'd normally use. They're a great alternative to metal straws, which can be hard on teeth and change temperature depending on whether you’re drinking a hot or cold beverage.

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    The straws come with two cleaning brushes, two carrying cases, and two key chains, making them super travel friendly!

    Get a pack of two straws on Amazon Canada for $14.99+ (available in multiple colours and sets).

    23. A retractable lint roller that comes in a more travel-friendly size compared to regular lint rollers. It'll fit easily into your bag, so you can keep your clothes fuzz free, even when you're on the go.

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    You can also get a pack of refills here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $7.99.

    24. A pack of invisible hair ties that you can actually count on. The corded telephone design will keep your hair from being snagged or being tied too tightly, and they won’t snap while you try to tie your hair up like regular hair ties do. Plus, they're suited for all hair types and are waterproof, sweat proof, and headache proof!

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    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Invisibobble hair ring.

    Get a pack of three on Amazon Canada for $10+ (also available in clear and beige).

    25. A bottle of citrus-scented toilet spray that'll make using public bathrooms so much easier. Just a quick spritz is enough to trap odors in the toilet before they spread.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.95.

    26. Or a urination device that’ll make it easier for you to go pee when a bathroom is not available (and standing up to pee is difficult for you). It's small enough to fit in your purse or pocket, and it’s made with moisture- and germ-resistant silicone that is easy to clean between uses.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12+ (available in pink and beige).

    27. A Cableyoyo that'll organize your headphone and charging cords into a neat and tidy roll. It'll save you the stress of trying to detangle your cables, and makes it easier to manage your cables while you're using them, too!

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99+ (available in three colours).

    28. A travel-friendly Kindle that'll let you carry your impressive book collection with you at all times. It comes with extra storage and has a long-lasting battery, so you can read whatever you want with the touch of a button!

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    You can create your optimal reading experience by adjusting the text size, font, and backlight. You can also add a fabric cover to your cart, because it'll protect your Kindle and open and close just like a book.

    Get an 8GB Kindle on Amazon Canada for $114.99+ (also available in 32GB).

    29. Or a wooden page holder that uses a gentle pressure to hold your book open. Now you can comfortably read your book with one hand! It's made of natural walnut and comes in three sizes.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.50 (available in sizes small-large).

    30. A box of Ibuprofen pills that come small packages of two, so you don't have to deal with the headache of carrying an entire bottle around with you.

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    Get a pack of 50 on Amazon Canada for $32.96.

    31. Or a portable pill box that'll make it easier to carry your multiple medications with you. It's incredibly durable and has three compartments to store your pills safely.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $7.39+ (available in four styles).

    32. A weekly planner that's small enough to fit in your pocket. It's the perfect planner for anyone who's always on the go and wants to sure they don’t miss a single thing.

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    This 12-month planner has a spacious weekly overview to write down all your appointments by the hour between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.45.

    33. And finally, a pair of Tile Mates that use Bluetooth technology to keep tabs on your devices. You can attach the them to your wallet, camera, keys — really, anything you don’t want to lose — and use the phone app to track them.

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    Plus, if you can’t find your phone, you can double-click the Tile Mate to make it ring. They're also available as stickers, or in a slim, credit card shape.

    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $17.98+ (also available in a pack of four).

    We stan a prepared queen!

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