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Karbea Tue 14-Jul-15 11:55:09

I know this has been done to death on youtube, but I want real,views rather than what you're paid to have in there.

I seem to be swapping bags a lot at the mo, and I'm forever forgetting things, so I'm thinking of getting a smaller essentials bag I can just swap over and maybe a parred down makeup bag.

In mine today I've purse, keys, phone, loyalty cards, chewing gum, poo bags, dog treats, anti bac gel, random receipts and notes...

TobikkoRoll Tue 14-Jul-15 12:02:05

I frequently swap bags too, but the things I constantly carry are: keys, phone, lip balm and purse (loyalty cards in the purse).

Depending on my mood or need, I take an extra make up bag filled with lip sticks, tampons, face powder, eye drops etc. Random receipts and coffee shop napkins that I pick up, accumulate in the bottom of every bag until I have a clear out.

Toffeelatteplease Tue 14-Jul-15 12:03:21

I have wet wipes, wallet phone keys and a large pouch/purse which is your small essentials bag.

In the large pouch is plasters, paracetamol (child and adult), headphones (usually two pairs), foldable bag for life, radar key, spare wet wipes, one of those super dinky super concentrated robinson squash bottles, loyalty etc cards and medical documentation re ds.

Soooo much easier to change bags

Wenchelda Tue 14-Jul-15 12:13:56

I generally have purse (large, all loyalty cards etc are in it), phone, keys, small pack of wet wipes, tissues, water bottle, fold up shopping bag, pens, mini notepad, pouch with mini deodorant / hand cream / paracetamol / mints / lip balm etc, umbrella or sunglasses (or both!) depending on weather. If my toddler is with me, then I'll have a change or clothes for her too.

I carry too much stuff, don't i?

dirtyprettything Tue 14-Jul-15 12:35:39

Right now:
wallet
umbrella
kindle
pens
make up bag with mascara; face powder, lipstick, paracetamol and eye drops
hand cream
tissues
keys
sunglasses
tangle teazer
2 phones
Folding headphones
shock shock

burnishedsilver Tue 14-Jul-15 12:41:45

There are always a few skylanders in my bag!
Purse, keys, phone, tissues and lip balm are the only things I bother moving from bag to bag.

LassieKillsChickens Tue 14-Jul-15 12:44:20

Lipstick, hand cream, 2 x pens, fold up bag, mini tablet, phone, keys, mini dental floss, chewing gum, hairband, earphones. All carried in a bag oganiser insert so easy to move between bags.

LassieKillsChickens Tue 14-Jul-15 12:44:34

And purse. Obviously!

flightywoman Tue 14-Jul-15 12:51:52

I swap fairly frequently and did get s bag insert to make it easier but it didn't really help as much as I hoped.

Purse
Cards holder
Sunglasses
Car keys
House keys
Work pass
Other work pass for different building
Notebook
Diary
About 5 pens
Daily drugs
Paracetamol
Earphones
Small tape measure
Lip balms
Small zipped pouch/bag with tampons etc
In-car charger
Some biscuits from yesterday

That's relatively light for me!

NathalieM Tue 14-Jul-15 12:58:35

My handbag until recently was awfully messy, my husband always teased me for hoarding things in such a small and mobile space. I've since emptied it and the contents are as follows:

Beeswax Lip Balm
Keys
Purse
Plasters
Phone
Gum
Hair bobbles and clips
Loads of receipts and vouchers
Pens & pencils
Notebook
Sunglasses'
Plastic shopping bags

The bag itself is beautiful brown leather with a single strap, had it for over 5 years now and it's still holding together!

Toffeelatteplease Tue 14-Jul-15 13:03:18

I have tried a bag insert. I hated it. I used a clear plastic pencil case for a long time. Now I use a fabric pouch. It has a zip pocket on the front for the first aid type stuff and a card sized pocket for membership cards etc. It is perfect.

I used to carry more but now I keep a go to bag in the car with a few more bits and bobs.

Kintsugi Tue 14-Jul-15 13:22:37

Phone
Wallet
Glasses
trolley coin thing
1 x plaster
paracetamol
pen

I add keys on the way out

Kintsugi Tue 14-Jul-15 13:24:52

and a memory stick ...oops spot the irony there !

Becauseicannes Tue 14-Jul-15 13:26:45

Revlon lip butter (in lollipop)
Diapers, wipes etc
Wallet
Sunglasses case
Sunscreen
Spare change of clothes for baby and Sun hat
Spare change of clothes for my daughter
Breastfeeding shawl
Bags to put diapers in
Breast pads
Pegs
As you can guess, my handbag is a baby bag for now.

Itsalldramarama Tue 14-Jul-15 13:45:59

Today
Keys
Lip balm
Purse
Ecig
Ejuice
Spare batteries
Phone
Charger
Spare pads/tampons
A minion toy
Various receipts
Bottle water
Nivea
Some dried nuts and seeds
Sunglasses
Old letters
0ld lottery tickets
Old post it notes
And various other junk !!!

When I swap bags I just put phone purse and keys and a few essentials

Hence I have various bags full of old junk !!! .... Must have a sort out soon ..,,,

BlairWaldorfLovesShopping Tue 14-Jul-15 13:46:19

Purse
3 x keys (house, car, work)
Phone
Oyster card
Deodorant
Purse spray
Facial SPF
Sunglasses x 2
Wet wipes
Tape measure
Lip balm x 2
Paracetamol + ibuprofen
Plasters
Pantyliners
Eye drops
Hair clip
Cough sweets
USB stick
Hand cream

I like to be prepared blush

Carpaccio Tue 14-Jul-15 13:49:50

Scarf
Microfiber cloth used to clean my glasses
Salty liquorice
Purse
Notebook (used for anything between DH's notes when he remembers something for work and my shopping lists and food plans)
Pen
Pack of tissues
Half a pack of chewing gum
Keys
Lipstick
Keys for my parents' house (no clue why I have the key with me as I'm not intending on going there soon and they live very far from here).
Swiss coins
Old receipts
Another pen
Lip balm
Lipgloss
Snail gel hand cream
Dog bags
Dog treats
Makeup bags with too much makeup and brushes
Shopping net from La Fromagerie

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 14-Jul-15 13:52:12

Keys
Tissues
Makeup
Phone
Chewing gum
Old receipts

SirVixofVixHall Tue 14-Jul-15 13:57:31

Adrenalin (Epipens)
Paracetamol
Sanitary towels
Dog-poo bags
Rescue remedy star sweets
Lipstick
Eyeshadow/concealer/eye pencil/blusher stick
Cough sweets
Sheet music
Diary
Keys
Novel
Old receipts
Crumbs
Cash

hellsbellsmelons Tue 14-Jul-15 14:02:18

Good grief you people have a lot in your bags

Purse
Keys
Cigarettes
Lighter
Lip balm
Phone
Umbrella
Ipod shuffle
Pen
Chewing gum
Mints

Lottie4 Tue 14-Jul-15 14:29:16

Always swapping bags as well:

Purse with all cards
Mobile
Diary
Keys
Tissue if I remember
Panty liner or other, if I remember!
Today I've got an umbrella as it's been showering on and off

pinkfrocks Tue 14-Jul-15 15:16:36

-Make up bag with lippie, lip salve, concealer and eye pencil if going out for day otherwise just lippie, panty liners and few paracetamol..
-small coin purse which also contains bank cards.
-tissues

-phone
-keys
-pen
-wet wipes
-sun glasses
-reading glasses

AmberNectarine Tue 14-Jul-15 17:18:42

Cor, loads of old shite.

Cards in my Aspinal card holder
Cash randomly strewn about
Make up also randomly strewn about
House and car keys
Headphones
Many thousands of receipts
My phone.

AmberNectarine Tue 14-Jul-15 17:19:34

Oh yes forgot Oyster card x 2 and rogue tampon.

chanie44 Tue 14-Jul-15 17:57:30

Purse with millions of loyalty cards
Make up bag
Staff pass
House keys (sometimes car keys)
Pen
2015 diary
Oyster card
Socks (in case I go to someone's house who ask you to remove your shoes)

I also carry a tote bag with my lunch, umbrella and whatever junk I end up accumulate.

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