Handbag emergency kit

Well, we made it!!! It’s finally the summer holidays and I could not be happier about the opportunity to have a break. My kids (especially my youngest) are more exhausted than I think I’ve ever seen them and it is such a relief to know that they finally have a chance to rest and recover. We’ve had such a fantastic few weeks filled with fun, laughter, tears, trips, parties, nights out and so many other great things but it has certainly been tiring!! (As all the best things are!)

Last weekend we spent a couple of days at a theme park with my sisters and their families and we had such a great time, it was so funny! My sisters and brothers-in-law always know how to make us all laugh. However, it reminded me of a little accident that happened on the same trip last year (my niece fell and grazed her knees) and that reminded me of something I hadn’t shared here on the blog and while it’s not going to change anyone’s life, it has certainly saved some tears over the years and I thought it was worth a mention.

It’s my little ‘handbag emergency kit’! It’s been a while since I wrote a post like this (you can read about our ‘in-car’ go-to kit here and how we keep car-clutter to a minimum here) but recently, I have, on many occasion, had people comment on the fact that I always seem to have everything anyone could possibly need in my handbag and I thought I would write a quick post about a few of the items I keep with me daily in the hope of finding just the right thing at just the right moment!

I am crazy about bags and purses but I also suffer with a recurring back injury so I’m always keen to keep my handbag contents down to the minimum. However, this little packet of goodness is so worth the little spot it fills in my bag. I can’t tell you the number of times I have produced it in a moment of crisis, both at work (in a primary school) and at home and on days out with a group of children and it always seems to have just what we need. So, what’s in it, you ask? Well, here’s a list just for you:

  • Plasters (just a couple of each size)
  • Antiseptic cream (the smallest tube I can find!)
  • Bite and sting cream (again, a very small tube – sainsbury’s do a tiny one!)
  • Mouth ulcer gel (we suffer terribly in our family)
  • Travel size sun lotion
  • Inhaler nasal stick
  • Calpol melts
  • Paracetamol
  • Ibuprofen
  • Indigestion remedy tablets (I cut all the tablets down and just put a few of each in a little tin)
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers/scissors
  • Mini sewing repair kit
  • Headache stick (that one’s for me!)
  • Tissues
  • Comb
  • Travel size deodorant
  • Hairbands
  • Anti-bac hand wipes (travel size)
  • Make up wipes (travel size)

And yes, all of this fits into that darling little leather pouch. I have a separate little pouch for my make-up essentials but this one covers pretty much any minor cut or scrape as well as catering for sticky messes, poorly people, emergency clothing repairs and bites or stings.

What do you keep in your hand bag that you couldn’t do without? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.

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4 comments

    • Sue Parfitt says:

      Hee hee, thanks, that was actually a coincidence but I’m not going to pretend it didn’t please me when I realised!!! 😉😆

  1. Caroline {Girl about townhouse} says:

    I’m seriously impressed that you can fit it all in the leather pouch! I definitely need one of these, my son is so accident prone 🤕 Great idea! Xx

    • Sue Parfitt says:

      Thanks Caroline, it’s such a handy little packet! I would definitely recommend it, especially if you have an accident prone little chap – we certainly do!! 😆

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