Thursday, September 9, 2010

Five things that I carry in my purse that you should be carrying in yours!

 It's no secret that women LOVE purses!  I'm no exception to this rule.  Those who know me well would agree that I have a small obsession with handbags in general.  I love small ones, big ones, fancy ones and casual ones.   
I'll admit that purchasing a new purse triggers a physical reaction in my body and brain.  My heart races as blood is shunted away from my digestive tract.  My pupils dilate and my sight sharpens.  My perception of pain diminishes and I have an overwhelming feeling of euphoria.
Purses are truly a wonderful thing.  In particular big purses!  Some may perceive a women who carries a large purse as "high maintenance" but I personally think it signals someone who's down right practical.
In fact, I tend to carry everything except a small dog in my purse.  I'm not sure why but I have this uncontrollable urge to be prepared for any situation that arises.  In fact some of the odd things I carry in my purse have come in quite handy over time.

So...What are the five things I carry in my purse that you might want to keep in yours?

1.  Swiss Army Knife-As I count them, the tools include a (1) small knife blade; (2) a large knife blade; (3) metal saw with (4) metal file, (5) nail cleaner and (6) nail file; (7) wood saw; (8) fish scaler (9) fish hook (10) ruler (metric and English); (11) scissors; (12) pliers with (13) wire cutter and (14) wire crimping tool; (15) magnifying glass; (16) Phillips head screwdriver; (17) bottle opener with (18) large flat-head screwdriver and (19) wire stripper; (20) can opener with (21) small flat-head screwdriver; (22) reamer with (23) sewing eye; (24) hook; (25) fine flat-head screwdriver; (26) wood chisel; (27) corkscrew; (28) mini screwdriver; (29) tweezers; (30) plastic toothpick; (31) ballpoint pen; (32) key ring (lanyard ring)  It actually shocks me that someone hasn't marketed a female version of the Swiss Army Knife.  It really is the ultimate must have tool to keep in your purse! 

2.  Address Labels-What for you ask? I happened upon this tip some while back and it's come in handy several times.  Don't toss out those return address labels that we all tend to receive during the holiday season. Store a couple in your purse to ensure you never waste time filling out your mailing info ( ie-movie store, registration, draws/giveaways, clothing stores)    

3.  A 1 Quart Plastic Ziplock Bag-If your not a parent yet than trust me when I say "It'll come in handy"

4.  Set of Utensils-No for real, they've come in handy at the most unexpected of places.  Really though, which would you rather eat with-Plastic utensils vs Stainless Steel?  When your finished just store them in your plastic baggie!  Ah ha!  See, I told you the baggie would be put to use.  Plus, people will respect you for being environmentally friendly.

5.  A copy of any one of my blog posts-O.K I won't be so vain as to think that would be possible but maybe a Archie comic book instead.  You never know when you're going to need something to read to pass the time. 

Have I missed anything?  So, what are some other things you keep in your purse?  Besides the usual makeup, diapers, pacifier, USB card, pen/paper, stash of $20 bills?

Hurry out and purchase yourself one of these>


Jen said...

Ok, love this post.

A few things:

There is a pink swiss army knife and i think it has cutlery on it. I do have one of these in my diaper bag. Funny, when i traveled, they didnt take it away from me.

I also always have a makeup compact, but it has to have everything. I have an Elizabeth Arden one that was a gift with purchase that has eye shadow, blush and lipgloss. I use the eye shadow as liner too.

As far as the bags are concerned, I have a bit of an obsession with ju-ju-be. They started out as diaper bags, but they have wallets, purses, etc. They are perfect because they are treated with Teflon so no stains and waterproof. The hardware is guaranteed for life. And they are all machine washable (even the ones that look like leather!). I really want a BeHave. Each bag has a mommy pocket that has a place for sunglases, a built in key fob and lots of pockets. Check it out!

Jen said...

Ohh, forgot to say about the address labels-- good for mommy cards. There is a new trend for moms to have a "card" so if you meet someone new or want to share info, you just give out your card! You could do this with the return address labels. However, you can get free mommy cards from Moo.

Crystal said...

Do you know where I can get a pink Swiss Army knife with cutlery? I'm so going to hunt that treasure down.
When we flew we did get our's taken away and put in a little baggie to be shipped to our home address(see good to have the labels!)
My husband's has his named engraved so it is quite important to him. They arrived safely at our house when we returned from our trip.

Crystal said...

I am so totally getting me some Mommy Cards. Now I just have to find a cool Mommy Card Holder. I'm all about accessories and being unique!

Leanne said...

Love that, labels great idea!

Wendy said...

your too funny And Jen makes fun of my too big purse

Emily said...

Hi Crystal!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've only ever done one other blog hop - the 5 Minutes for Mom one earlier this year (or was it last year?, lol). So I know the basics of it. Thanks for stopping by and following! I have a homeschool blog, too.

Have a great weekend!

Songberries said...

What a fun post! Yup, mom's have to be prepared, more than a boy scout! lol!

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Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

Thanks for coming by my blog. LOVE the idea of labels; I'm going to add some to my purse today!

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