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Teachermumof3 Wed 29-Jun-11 13:24:24

I never seem to have what I need in mine (usually tissues and lip balm!) so I've just been through and sorted it out! I now have..

purse
phone
keys
memory stick for work
lip balm, eyeliner, handcream
tissues
spare knickers (for DD2-not me!)
pencils, pen+pad of paper for bored children
small thing of sunblock
safety pin, ibuprofen and plasters.

What else should 'grown-ups' have in their bags!!?

CoffeeIsMyFriend Wed 29-Jun-11 13:28:32

well if you dont have enough receipts to seriously damage a rainforest it is not a proper handbag. grin

I have all sorts of crap stuff in mine.

Keys, Purse, dog treats, poo bags, tissues, lipstick, pen, lip balm, hand cream, nail file, small packet of crayons, hand sanitiser, perfume, paracetamol, small suncream, ibuprofen, diclofenac... that is all I can think of at the moment. Oh and a small bottle of OPI Nail envy.

No wonder I have a bad back!

SaltNSauce Wed 29-Jun-11 13:28:45

Wallet
Keys
sunglasses
lip sunscreen
lipstick
lip balm
Tissues
Plasters
hairbands
old mobile
new mobile
pen
medication [mine]

can't think of what else grown ups might need [dopey from heat]

gregssausageroll Wed 29-Jun-11 13:28:51

Don't know about should but mine has

keys
phone
ipod
Make up bag with lippies, mirror, tampax
first aid kit
spare pants
sun screen
pen
diary
various bits of paperwork
toy tractor
reusable shopping bag

MavisEnderby Wed 29-Jun-11 13:30:46

most of the above and sanitary protection!Oh and bits of broken biscuit and those random bits of fluff that appear when you upend the bag in a desperate search for keys.

pollyblue Wed 29-Jun-11 14:32:58

Smallish bag and not very exciting contents but anyhoo -

Lip balm
Face powder
Keys
Tissues
Phone
Purse
Chewing Gum
Student ID badge
Inhaler
Paracetamol
Pencils
Plasters
Glass cutter (am studying stained glass at college)

wordsonapage Wed 29-Jun-11 14:38:16

ipad
lipbalm
tissues
safety pin
purse
keys
pencil
notebook

despite my lovely sparkly new ipad 2 I still live in fear of being unable to write something down hence the pencil/pad

BadPoet Wed 29-Jun-11 16:04:32

Kindle
Tissues
Hand Sanitiser
Comb
Lip balm
Sanpro
Face powder
Sunblock
Handcream
Purse
Phone
Keys
Mini Liz Earle spritzer

madammecholet Wed 29-Jun-11 16:05:36

Mine fits in a bottle of prosecco and lipgloss.....what else does a girl need?

grin

iEmbarassedMyself Wed 29-Jun-11 16:12:37

iphone
mascara
eyebrow set
moisturiser/spf
tissues
keys
spare earphones
memory stick
small bottle of water
rings

Teachermumof3 Wed 29-Jun-11 18:23:18

Brilliant-thank you everyone! You've given me some good ideas smile

LemonDifficult Wed 29-Jun-11 18:32:48

Receipts (90% of bag)
Babywipes
Keys
Lipbalm
Pencils, Pens
Tweezers

islanzadi Wed 29-Jun-11 20:42:47

at the moment? a LOT of sand. but apart from that, i have a monster of a handbag so usually i have
purse
phone
keys
mini make-up bag
comb
sanitary pads
mini hairspray
deodorant
pads
a cardigan
flip flops.

Fibreoptic Thu 30-Jun-11 06:44:36

Usual stuff but most importantly pictures of our family!!When I'm really p.....! off! I look at my two sons to cheer me up!Some days it makes everything worthwhile!
Also my husband just got his regular eczema treatment and with it he bought me a surprise!-not the usual place to find a really lovely lip balm!Made in Northumberland,to be honest I didn't even know where that is!--must put a map in my bag as well!
Oh! lip balm- www.skinsalveation.com/prod_lipbalm.asp

Fibreoptic Thu 30-Jun-11 06:46:36

Usual stuff but most importantly pictures of our family!!When I'm really p.....! off! I look at my two sons to cheer me up!Some days it makes everything worthwhile!
Also my husband just got his regular eczema treatment and with it he bought me a surprise!-not the usual place to find a really lovely lip balm!Made in Northumberland,to be honest I didn't even know where that is!--must put a map in my bag as well!
Oh! lip balm- www.skinsalveation.com/prod_lipbalm.asp

Fibreoptic Thu 30-Jun-11 06:47:09

Sorry!fat fingers!

PonceyMcPonce Thu 30-Jun-11 06:59:42

About three different I'd badges and swipe cards
iPad
iPhone
Notebook
Purse
About four types of medication - just in case
Lip gloss
Swiss army knife
Reusable shopping bags
Around 400 letters from school

HettyAmaretti Thu 30-Jun-11 07:00:42

purse
keys
coin thing for trollies
2 roll-up-small-and-clip reusable shopping bags
lipstick
little tin of Smith's rosebud salve (handcream / bum cream / lipbalm)
tissues
paracetamol
pen
lighter
hair elastic
comb
spare nappy in nappy sack
baby wipes
plasticine
2 little colouring books
pot of colouring pencils
toy car
broken bits of another toy car
old shopping lists
reciepts
used DC tissues <boak>

Friday is handbag mucking out / refill day.

HettyAmaretti Thu 30-Jun-11 07:10:55

Smith's Rosebud salve. Is excellent to have in teh bag, keep an eye out for it. It's a bit like Vaseline but much nicer, smells all lovely and rosey.Is good for a multitude of things from rubbing shoes to dry lips or hands and emergency nappy changes.

lemonandhoney Thu 30-Jun-11 07:15:32

Purse
Phone
Oyster card
Kindle
Hairbrush
Makeup
Tissues
Small bag with antiseptic wipe, calpol sachet, plasters and paracetomol
Pen and notebook
Keys
Tictacs

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