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As a notoriously clumsy, messy, and on-the-go gal, I always like to be prepared. There's no point in carrying a giant fancy purse around if I don't have anything in there when I need it! Stain on silk? Got it. Major headache? Zapped. I like to build myself a mini emergency kit for my bag so I never leave home without...anything.
I decided to put together a little purse-mergency kit for date night, since you never know when disaster may strike. I picked up a few of my favorite essentials at Walmart on my way home from work today to throw in my purse for my next night out.
In addition to the obvious things like a small sewing kit, wet wipes, and lip balm, I added a few extras you may not have thought about. Since my husband and I love eating out, I keep Nexium 24HR on hand. Just one day. All-day, all night frequent heartburn protection - because sometimes, we like to go out after dinner and dance our faces off.
After dancing, you wouldn't want to miss out on the goodnight kiss because of a cold, right? Thanks to cooler weather and people's snotty kids, it's smart to have Emergen-C in my purse kit as well. It helps me have more healthy days, more healthy nights and the chewable variety is perfect for the purse.
Finally, don't forget Advil. You can find the smaller vials in the trial section, which are perfect for slipping into a fancy clutch. You can use Advil tablets for headaches, minor arthritis and other joint pain, muscle aches and pains of the common cold, making it an emergency essential for late nights or early mornings.
All three of these are products for every day life, so using them to plan ahead before a big night out is a great way to be prepared for anything on the go.
Of course, what goes in the purse is only half of the struggle. What to WEAR is an entirely different battle. I've put together a couple of my favorite date night looks for anyone in need of inspiration!
What are some of your purse-mergency essentials, and what situations have they gotten you out of? I've made a list of ideas to build your own purse emergency kit below!