You Never Leave Home Without? For Me It Is...

@bluesa (15242)
Johannesburg, South Africa
October 28, 2017 5:57am CST
A friend and I were chatting, and she wanted to know what I never leave home without, what I need with me, well for me it is, tissues, lip balm, plasters and one of my favourite perfumes. I also make sure my phone is fully charged and with me in case of emergencies. And I have my cards, and some cash. I also have a card, I call it an info card, with my address, and the cellphone numbers of my parents and sister, and information on allergies I have and medications I take. What do you never leave home without?
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• United States
28 Oct 17
I never leave home without my cell phone, lip balm, tweezers, fingernail clippers, a bottle of water, and my bank card. Need all of those just in case something comes up unexpectedly. Of course I also have to pack for my granddaughter. She is still in diapers so I need diapers, wipes, a change of clothes, something for her to snack on, a sippy cup filled with water.
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
28 Oct 17
Yes, those are all good to have on hand. And Little Miss has what she needs too. You are used to being well prepared for emergencies. :)
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• United States
28 Oct 17
Yes I am much the same like that Catherine as you.
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
28 Oct 17
Hi, OT! That is nice to know, us with our tissues and info card.
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• United States
28 Oct 17
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
28 Oct 17
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@just4him (132709)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Oct 17
I never leave home without my wallet which has my driver's license and debit card. I also have my car registration with me at all times. I don't need anything else. I rarely remember my phone, which at the moment needs charging. I don't wear make-up, so I don't need anything else.
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
28 Oct 17
I just have my phone with me and fully charged in case of emergencies. My wallet also has all the cards I need.
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@just4him (132709)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Oct 17
@bluesa I try to take my phone, but this phone is ridiculous! It needs charging every couple days and I don't use it so I don't know why it loses it's charge so fast.
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct 17
@just4him that can be so frustrating. You might have to have the battery checked.
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@ridingbet (61841)
• Philippines
29 Oct 17
i have to have my purse with money of course. i can leave without my phones, but i cannot leave without a handkerchief. if i don't have one, i am so anxious and uncomfortable.
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct 17
Like I always need to have tissues or wipes.
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@ridingbet (61841)
• Philippines
31 Oct 17
@bluesa yes, and i even made a discussion about me going back to the hospital to search for my towelette, that i also lost my pair of eyeglasses.
I am a person who cannot leave the house without a handkerchief that is safely tucked in my pocket. I use it of course to wipe my sweat and my hands after...
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
31 Oct 17
@ridingbet that was a very frustrating day for you.
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@dgobucks226 (14799)
29 Oct 17
Most of the same item as you "C." Although, lip balm and perfumes I have taken off my list
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct 17
what a pity you got rid of the lip balm and perfumes, "D" !
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@dgobucks226 (14799)
31 Oct 17
@bluesa Good one! I know, my loss
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
31 Oct 17
@dgobucks226 you said it... . You can always share mine though
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@YrNemo (14736)
28 Oct 17
proper clothing and footwear.
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
28 Oct 17
short and sweet! Covered all the basics
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@YrNemo (14736)
28 Oct 17
@bluesa Seriously, there are many times I don't bring anything with me but just myself in proper clothing and footwear. If the trip is short, like running to the neighbors a few hundred meters away, no need to bring anything seriously. (They gave me their phone numbers, but I don't know where I put them!)
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct 17
@YrNemo Lol, that is fine. I hope you find those numbers.
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@shaggin (39821)
• United States
5 Dec 17
I can’t leave home with my cell phone. I have to stay in touch if someone needs me and I have to have a camera to take photos!
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
6 Dec 17
I agree about the cell phone. I tend to use my phone camera though.
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@shaggin (39821)
• United States
6 Dec 17
@bluesa That’s what I mean so I don’t always have to carry my big camera I have to have my cells camera.
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
8 Dec 17
@shaggin oh, sorry, duh me! I see what you meant now. I am battling with a bit of lack of sleep, so I am a little slooow. Great that cells have cameras now, makes life easier.
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@FayeHazel (22123)
• United States
29 Oct 17
You are wise to have that info card. I like hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, in addition to - money, ID cards, coupons, tissues, over the counter pain medicine, lipsticks/balms, lotions
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct 17
Thanks :) . Oh yeah, I also usually have a pain tablet or tablets for nausea that I carry with me.
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@FayeHazel (22123)
• United States
30 Oct 17
@bluesa Also smart move
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
31 Oct 17
@FayeHazel we're smart ladies
@Orson_Kart (4483)
• United Kingdom
28 Oct 17
I never leave home without..... Checking the doors are locked about 3 times. Then going back in to check the hob and oven is off and all the windows and internal doors are closed, Then I have to check the doors 3 times again.
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct 17
you sound like me when I lock up for the night. I have to double check my double check @Orson_Kart
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• United Kingdom
30 Oct 17
@bluesa OCD is a curse.
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
31 Oct 17
@Orson_Kart it really is
@LadyDuck (188687)
• Switzerland
28 Oct 17
I never leave home without my personal documents, tissues, credit card and some cash, a small notepad and a pen. Sometimes I forget the phone.
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
28 Oct 17
I am always worried about emergencies, so I make sure my phone is fully charged and with me when I am out, at home I have it on silent. I also usually have a pen in my bag. :)
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@LadyDuck (188687)
• Switzerland
29 Oct 17
@bluesa If I go to Italy to see my mother, or we are not near home I remember the phone. If I go out grocery shopping I often forget. The shops are only 2 km from home and we know everybody here around.
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct 17
@LadyDuck Oh, that is understandable then. Here our community is not so close.
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@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
30 Oct 17
I would carry my wallet with card, a charged mobile, a water bottle.
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct 17
Yes, in your temperatures it is always good to carry water.
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@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
2 Nov 17
@bluesa Yes, a bottle of water always helps in quenching thirst.
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@allen0187 (34432)
• Philippines
29 Oct 17
Cash. I never leave home without cash in my pockets and wallet.
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct 17
Yes, I also feel that we should have cash on us and not just cards
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@allen0187 (34432)
• Philippines
30 Oct 17
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@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
28 Oct 17
If it is just for a short outing to the local post office or stores I just take my wallet, cell phone and house keys. But when I go out for work I take a whole lot of things , besides the ones I already mentioned - couple of hankies , small face towel, a bottle of water , small bottle of perfume , pen, note book ..
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
28 Oct 17
and the list builds for what you take to work. Same here, the further from home, the more I take with me.
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@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
29 Oct 17
@bluesa Absolutely , I keep thinking that I should lighten the burden but I put them all back into my bag
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@jaboUK (55159)
• United Kingdom
28 Oct 17
The only thing I never leave home without is cash or card, either both or one or the other.
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
28 Oct 17
You travel light :) . I get my phone, lip balm, tissues and wallet with Info card into my pockets! It is an interesting look!
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@jaboUK (55159)
• United Kingdom
28 Oct 17
@bluesa Yup, I figure I can get by as long as I have the option to buy anything I really need.
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@pitsipeahie (2274)
28 Oct 17
I cannot leave home without my trusty 6 year old umbrella! I can leave the house without my phone but not without my umbrella. I always carry it with me wherever I go. Daytime, when the sun is up and hot; evenings, just to make sure I have one in case it rains.
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
28 Oct 17
Oh, yes, that is good. Now it is our stormy season I have also been carrying my umbrella in my bag. :)
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29 Oct 17
@bluesa my umbrella is sort of a security blanket for me. Something like, I can be without it but, still no! lol :) It just has to be there always somewhere in my bag.
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• Canada
7 Nov 17
For me it is, my car. But that is kinda because, where I live it's not possible to really leave home any other way;P
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
10 Nov 17
Yes, that pretty much needs to be the case. But you need to get a cellphone too, with those surroundings you're in!
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@kepweng (19286)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
3 Nov 17
what is your allergies?
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
4 Nov 17
I sometimes struggle with asthma and sinusitis.
@paigea (22675)
• Canada
31 Oct 17
I never leave home without my phone, cash, cards, Tylenol,
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Nov 17
Oh Yes, Tylenol, bless Tylenol!
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@marlina (80710)
• Canada
31 Oct 17
I need my cell phone, all my important I.D. cards and a bit of cash, just in case.
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Nov 17
Yes, and I agree about the cell phone, just for that extra bit of safety.
@DianneN (92080)
• United States
31 Oct 17
I never leave home without my handbag. It has everything I need in it, just like you. However, I use lipstick instead of lip balm and also carry my iPad. lol
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Nov 17
Oh, yes, I also have lipstick with me , just lip balm is for very hot days when I worry my lips will dry out. Gotta have that iPad.