What Do You Put In the Inside and Outside Pockets?

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Philippines
January 8, 2017 9:11am CST
When it comes to bags, I need one outside pocket and one inside pocket. The outside pocket should be big enough for one ballpen, my 5 keys with 3 keychains, a handkerchief, and my fingers to reach in and take them out. I make sure the ballpen I have is retractable so there's no need to cap, uncap, or lose the cap! I also stuff bus tickets, train cards, and claim stubs there. For the inside pocket, it should also be roomy enough for my phones and my card holder. Both inside and outside pockets must be zippered. But I don't want too many pockets and zippers, either. What do you put in the inside and outside pockets of your bag?
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
8 Jan 17
I use the outside one for eyedrops and lip balm, the inside one for tampons and meds.
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• Philippines
8 Jan 17
how often do you need to put eyedrops in your eye?
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
8 Jan 17
Oh, I have my pen, lipstick, and compact powder in my inside zipped pocket which usually is not too roomy. If my handbag has an outside pocket, I put my mobile and keys in there for easy access.
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• Philippines
8 Jan 17
somehow i'm not surprised you also have a pen, too. ugh, powder is useless on my face. for those who drive, yes, the keys should be easy to take out.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
8 Jan 17
@hereandthere I love the pen I have in there right now... It's a BIC 4-color retractable pen with bright cool colors of pink, purple, baby blue, and neon green... The make-ups are in there in case I'm meeting people and need to touch up a bit...
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• Philippines
8 Jan 17
@sishy7 oh, i had that, too, in the past - black, red, blue and green, and of course, i used up the green first! but the one in my bag is for filling out forms and signatures, so it's either blue or black. i'm curious where and when you use those bright and neon colors. lipstick, comb, wet wipes, etc go to what we call toiletry kits.
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@SIMPLYD (81467)
• Philippines
10 Jan 17
For the outside pocket of my bags it is the folds of toilet paper and the packet of wipes i put in there . I also have a ballpen there . For the inner pocket would be my white flower , compact powder , comb , and keys . I also have a sleek bottle of perfume there which i use on sudden special occasions amongst the other occasions .
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• Philippines
10 Jan 17
because white flower is your all purpose and emergency 'remedy.' it reminds me of tiger balm and winter green.
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@SIMPLYD (81467)
• Philippines
10 Jan 17
@hereandthere Correct . It's always in my bag . Yes, those are its counterparts or sisters .
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• Philippines
10 Jan 17
@SIMPLYD nobody seems to use them anymore. they've been taken over by efficascent oil, katinko and pau liniment.
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jan 17
I have all sorts of things. I am a bit paranoid about not having a pen so sometimes I found I have up to 5 pens which is about 3 too many! :)
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• Philippines
10 Jan 17
sometimes there is no pen or you have to wait your turn, so i'd rather have my own. are all those 5 pens yours or you accidentally took home with you?
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jan 17
@hereandthere No, they are my pens. I see one on the table and wonder if I have one in my bag so I pop it in in case. The next day I'll do the same thing again. etc until I have lots of pens in my bag and none in the house.
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• Philippines
10 Jan 17
@JudyEv you really are paranoid or ocd about pens! hahaha! when you can't find one while at home, you know where to look!
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@Hannihar (40090)
4 Jan
I put kleenex in my pockets of my skirts just in case I need to blow my nose.
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• Philippines
4 Jan
my niece always forgets to empty the pockets and just dump her clothes in the machine so there would be small bits of white sticking to the laundered clothes afterwards
@Hannihar (40090)
4 Jan
@hereandthere I have also done that without checking the pockets and it was a mess afterwards.
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• Philippines
4 Jan
@Hannihar i've been safety pins get bent. what's scary are the coins because they can get stuck and affect the motor.
@SAM774 (4072)
10 Jan 17
i use my outside pockets for card holder, phone, earphone, and inside is for all most everything.. starting from a hair pin to bottle to everything ..
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• Philippines
10 Jan 17
oh, i was like that, too, in the past. i even have a small sewing kit and band-aids!
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@SAM774 (4072)
10 Jan 17
@epiffanie (10408)
• Australia
9 Jan 17
I also keep pens, keys and coins in the outside pocket of my shoulder bag .. inside pockets are for my wallet and phone ..
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• Philippines
10 Jan 17
what do you use the coins for? do you save it?
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@epiffanie (10408)
• Australia
15 Jan 17
@hereandthere we always need coins for parking meters ..
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@Fishmomma (11467)
• United States
15 Feb 17
I have a key inside the small pocket, so if my large set of keys aren't in my bag I'm not locked out of the house. My outside pocket has a water bottle.
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• Philippines
16 Feb 17
my set of keys is bulky because it has 3 key chains, too. i also have water with me when i'm out. i knew someone who puts his spare car key in his wallet.
@sol_cee (16889)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
9 Jan 17
Menthol candies!
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• Philippines
10 Jan 17
you know what, the only menthol candy i can tolerate is storck! halls was too strong. those were the brands back then.
@just4him (124039)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jan 17
Where do you put your wallet? I just bought a bag yesterday and I made certain the zippered pocket was large enough to hold my wallet. Everything else goes into the main body of the bag.
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• Philippines
10 Jan 17
my wallet is inside the main body of the bag, along with water bottle, umbrella, a cloth ecobag, and toiletry kit.
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@Kandae11 (40289)
8 Jan 17
Definitely no cash or other important stuff in the outside pockets.
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• Philippines
8 Jan 17
exactly!! if i'm withdrawing money or paying for something, i make sure it's in the inside pocket.
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@Corbin5 (113057)
• United States
8 Jan 17
My purse only has one inside pocket and I think I have store credit cards that I seldom use in there along with a spare set of car keys.
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• Philippines
8 Jan 17
speaking of spare car keys, i remember one officemate who said he puts his spare key in his wallet.
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@Blondie2222 (22365)
• United States
8 Jan 17
on the outside if there is outside pockets i keep my chap stick and some money if there is zippers. On the inside of my bag i keep my medicine i take with me, body spray, feminine stuff if need it and my wallet and phone. I carry my life with me most times as I'm hardly ever home.
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@Brittnyrose (1457)
• Aberdeen, North Carolina
8 Jan 17
When it comes.es to me buying bags, the more pockets It has the more interest I have I. The bag. I have alot of things but not just that I like to keep things organized and have a spot for everything, lol
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@much2say (40041)
• United States
9 Jan 17
I think my current bag may have too many pockets. One side has a zippered and non-zippered pockets . . . same with the other side. I have 3 zippered sections to my purse, and I may have one pocket inside, but I don't really use it. As I am disorganized, things go pocket hopping in my purse . The main things in the pockets are probably keys, mints, tissues, recent receipts, phone, and possibly loose change.
@PatZAnthony (12871)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
8 Jan 17
It seems the more important things that must be used later would be on the inside. The items you need sooner would be on the outside.
@Beatburn (3904)
• Philippines
8 Jan 17
Like you, the outside pockets are for keys and pens. Although I don't carry bags that often. I was looking for a bag for my wife, though and I'm saving for one that we saw last night.
@JustBhem (41274)
• Davao, Philippines
8 Jan 17
I used the outside pocket for pens, purse and my meds while the inside pockets are my wallets with ID's and other documents.