This post about fitting the bare necessities into your tiny purse is brought to you by Poise but all opinions expressed are my own.
When my children were babies, I never left home without a diaper bag or backpack. It was filled to the brim with everything we could possibly need in order to survive the apocalypse. Honestly, I had enough toys, food, sippy cups and diapers to outfit an entire baby army. When they got older, I *STILL* packed like we were going to be lost at sea for a month. Crayons, snacks, changes of clothes, etc all got stuffed into a large purse that looked more like a duffel bag than a fashion statement. Now, I have teenagers. I am sick of looking like a hobo when I go out and about. I do not need to lug around 20 pounds of stuff everywhere I go. Not to mention the fact that after years of carrying around everything but the kitchen sink I now have neck and shoulder and back problems that require I downsize my stash to only what can fit in a tiny purse. It has not been easy to figure out exactly what bare necessities I actually NEED to carry with me. Can I live without my glasses? Actually, yes I can as long as I don’t need to read my insurance card! I can also live without my ’emergency lost in the woods supplies’ like flashlight and baby wipes. It was hard but I have narrowed down my bare necessities to a few simple things so I can carry my tiny purse wherever I need to go! Here is what I have decided I can NOT live without!
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Bare Necessities for a Tiny Purse
So, what kind of bare necessities ended up in my tiny purse? Here are just a few things I decided I could not live without:
- Cell phone (my lifeline!) Must not go anywhere without THAT!
- Keys to the car…since the garage door opener is in there, who needs any more keys than that? Lets hope the batteries don’t die…
- Lip balm. I am an addict, I admit!
- Mints. Because bad breath is never a good thing!
- Assorted cards: Drivers license, credit card, insurance card and Triple A. Should cover all spending and emergency situations that arise.
- Business cards: Because you never know when a work opportunity will come up!
- Poise microliners…since light bladder leakage is something you don’t want to be left unprepared for!
Poise microliners are incredibly thin. They easily fit into a tiny purse so that when I stop at the gym I am not unprepared for a a zumba class. No worry about not being able to ‘hide’ them in your purse either. Have you ever opened up your tiny purse to get your money and flashed a pad to the clerk? Embarrassing? Yes! These are easily hidden inside my tiny purse with no worry about them falling out when I look for something. See that picture? Can’t get much thinner than that!
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Of course, if they are that thin you are probably wondering if they actually WORK! I can say that they definitely do! And they work so well you won’t even notice it’s there! Want to know why I always keep Poise microliners with me? Check out my post about conquering life without fear of light bladder leakage. Making sure these little guys end up in my tiny purse is important! What bare necessities do you put in YOUR tiny purse?
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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.