What stuff do you always bring with you in your bag?

Philippines
February 12, 2009 9:07am CST
My husband teases me that I always bring a big shoulder bag. My bag is full of girly stuff, lipstick, powder, hairbrush, toothbrush, cologne, my wallet, cellphone, umbrella, old receipts and other rubbish, breath mints, ipod. What does your purse/bag contains? I believe men almost always can leave home not bringing any bags but for the ladies, its a must.
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@ckat19 (1)
• Philippines
11 Mar 09
a cell phone, wallet and a wet tissue... if something awful happened, either of those three things could help you =)
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14 Feb 09
I tend to travel light. I have my purse, phone, comb, some perfume or spray, my house keys, my locker key for my main job, pub work keys (if I need them that day) Men can travel light, all my boyf takes with him is his money, his keys for work, swipe card for work and his phone. He doesnt have a wallet, he doesnt like to use them. I dont like to go out with a really big bag, as I dont take alot out with me. I'd rather have a bag that is small enough to fit in what I need.
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@ank_47 (1961)
• India
31 Mar 09
in my hand bag, i will put my id card,sometimes i will put mobile, some tissues, small mirror, one comb, small compact powder, some cash, one pen, any important papers if needed. if i go distance place i will put some juice packets in my bag and i will also put my small handycam,which i want to take any new scenes or any places,where i go. my husband teases me ,if i put handycam every time when i go outside. if we go to new places ,i will take handcam in my bag ,if he teases also.
• Philippines
7 Apr 09
wow you always bring a handycam with you in your bag! you are the first to have that in the bag amongst all that responded. I was actually thinking of always bringing my digicam but has never done that really yet.
@ank_47 (1961)
• India
7 Apr 09
yes sometimes i bring it in my bag when i go outside ,to any visiting places. as i am in other country ,i want to shoot any new places . by sitting in car also, i will shoot outside sceneries.
@zweeb82 (5711)
• Malaysia
16 Feb 09
I always bring along with me my backpack. What's inside? Oo, my raincoat of course, hahaAs I mostly travel by bike, that's what I normally have in my bag plus a receipt book, my company chop + stamp pad, pen, name card. I guess that's about all? I think it's time for me to fix a box behind my bike so I can just dump my rain coat back there & keep my helmet as well, haha
• Philippines
18 Feb 09
hahaha yup i think the box at the back of the bike would be a good place to keep your raincoat instead of always having it in your backpack.
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@zweeb82 (5711)
• Malaysia
19 Feb 09
Yeah, it's like carrying a heavy rock around everywhere I go, haha
@se7enthbird (8322)
• Philippines
15 Feb 09
i am a guy who carries a messenger bag all the time. my tummy always finds ways to errupt at some of strangest places so i alwasy bring a lot of stuff that i need. i have wipes inside my bag plus tissue paper and hand sanitizer. i also bring my ipod and my psp along with me. i also have a littel medicine dispencer if ever i have diarrhea and sometimes for headache. i also bring some of my wife's migraine medicine so if we are out together and she can feel an attach coming i have her meds in hand in case she forgets to bring some. a small towel and a small bottle of water. candies and chocholate. thats mainly it. thats whats inside my bag.
• Philippines
15 Feb 09
most of my male friends have tummy problems i wonder why. but it's a good thing you are always ready for your situation.
• Philippines
15 Feb 09
maybe because we eat a lot? har har har. i am always prepared and my wife also checks it before i go out or before i go to work. she hates me when i dont bring anything or forgets to bring the things i need. its nasty har har har. i hope my kid will not be like this when he grows up. its not cool.
@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
I also use a big bag because I don't want to miss a thing I always use when I go out.An umbrella,comb a notebook and pen all of my ID used for buying medicines a fan,a small towel,a shirt,soap,toothbrush and toothpaste.A bottle of water and biscuit,my medicine box,tissue paper,keys and my coin purse.When I don't bring this bag with me I feel lost when I'm out of the house.
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
oh you always bring a shirt with you and a soap. You are indeed ready for anything.
@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
Oh yes.Because I always want to feel refreshed because of the warm weather here in our country.
@andiel (117)
• Malaysia
13 Feb 09
Hey, don't say men can leave home without any bag. It is impossible not to bring any bag with when you're going out nowadays, i think. I always bring my bag wherever i go. In my bag, there's personal book, a pen and a diary (these three items are very important) Other items are according to the occasion. Why? Because for personal book, whenever i go to the cybercafe, i always want to find some valuable, important info from the internet. So basically i would copy the address, what and how to do, and other info relevant into my personal book. As for pen. I need it for writing. Diary is for recording any important event and to do list.
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
it is actually very common nowadays to see men with either a gym bag or a laptop bag.
@andiel (117)
• Malaysia
15 Feb 09
See? haha ;)
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
13 Feb 09
I have a big shoulder bag, except that mine is full of medications for my asthma, pain, and school supplies. At the end of the week my BF will pick up my purse and nearly get a hernia from how much it weighs. I would love to be able to carry one of those delicate small "girly" purses that I see other women carry. I also have my planner for various appointments etc. Men figure that they don't need to carry a bag for their stuff that they don't carry, as the women carry it for them!
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
"...nearly get a hernia" this really made me laugh. i could imagine how heavy your bag is!
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
i have my comb, my toothbrush, a small tube of toothpaste, my compact, cologne, a lipstick (which i seldom use), cheek tint (which could also be a lip tint that's why i don't use my lipstick often), my cell phone, my wallet and the pepper spray that my boyfriend gave me. = ) sometimes even my boyfriend wonders how i seem to have everything at hand. one time he spilled some sauce on his shirt, i took out a stain-remover towel. all i can say is, "well we ladies come in prepared." = )
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
hahaha you even have a stain remover towel!
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
yes, it's a very small towel though. it's the size of 2 sugar packets from starbucks put side by side. very handy and very useful.
@donsky14 (5960)
• Philippines
12 Feb 09
Yeah...its amazing that guys could just leave without bringing anything with them! Not even their wallet sometimes. lol. As for me, hmm...I bring an umbrella, wallet, cellphone, ipod, hair brush, perfume, lotion and sometimes a book. ^_^
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
yeah some guys don't even have a wallet. they just put their money in their pocket. i also bring a book sometimes whenever i need to go to a doctor or dentist and have to wait.
@donsky14 (5960)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
My boyfriend would be one of those guys who just place their money in their pockets! lol...even his atm card.
@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
14 Feb 09
I don't carry a purse or bag. EVerything I need I carry in a pocket. The only time I carry a purse is if I dress up to go somewhere and then I have 2 or 3 small purses that I throw my identification, money and other cards and such into. I hate being bothered with a purse and just try to buy clothing that has pockets. During the colder months, I usually wear jeans, so no problem. Most of the warmer months, I wear capris, and most of them have pockets, too.
• Philippines
14 Feb 09
good thing everything could fit into your pocket. i have so much stuff that even if i have the pocket of a kangaroo it won't fit in :)
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@angemac23 (2004)
• Canada
13 Feb 09
My purse is full of things I need and things I don't need! My wallet, a brush, lip gloss, old receipts, garbage, a notebook and pen, food, cell phone, Ipod...you name it, it's most likely in there!
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
i also have some garbage in my bag i only get to dispose whenever i change bags
@jackie06 (22)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
hi bubbletush, i too carry a big bag with me every weekdays. i have my wallet, cellphone, lipstick,powder, makeup, charger, pricelist, ballpen, notebook, old receipts for liquidation, sunglasses, cologne, comb, umbrella and iphone... my husband too, apt to tell me to lessen my stuff but i cant leave with out it for weekdays. however, during sunday i just have my purse for church...
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
i've got loads of receipts in my bag too and some raffle stubs that are way past the raffle draws.
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
the most important things that i've never miss to bring on my bag.. is my wallet./. with out my wallet.. tsk tsk tsk... lol
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
oh my! forgetting to bring a wallet is a disaster!
@bamrahkirti (1824)
• India
13 Feb 09
Well currently i am using a golden bag which has ample space in it and it is appreciated by everyone.It was gifted to me by my sis in law.My bag is occupied with handkerchief,mobile,data cable,Vaseline,lipstick,lip gloss,a small mirror,comb,pens,money and an ATM card.
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
data cable! hehehe you must be on the hi-tech side :) i'm amazed by the responses here and the not so usual stuff other girls bring with them.
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
if my sister saw this question, she would probably rolling out laughing. she always teases me about my bag, she tells me why not bring the whole closet with every time I go out. I don't know but I don't feel comfortable If I don't carry my cosmetics-for retouch, a hanky, tissue, scarf (in case I decided to go to some place cold before going home)of course my cellphone,Filofax,gum,and ipod.
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
if we girls could actually bring our closet or if ever a mobile closet is invented, it would be a big hit!
• United States
13 Feb 09
Haha my boyfriend teases me about that all the time! I got this big old leather purse I cart around. It's so heavy the one strap got stretched out from my carrying it on one shoulder! In my purse, I carry: 10 different lipglosses, powder, checkbook, wallet, small rolodex, flashlight, tissues, ipod, ibuprofen, zicam pills, cell phone, mints, gum, hairbrush, pliers, library card on a keychain, girly stuff ;). I'm so jealous of guys getting to cart everything they need in one pocket!!
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
wow 10 lipglosses! hahaha such a girl :) and the pliers and flashlight are not usually found in a girl's bag. you've got loads of stuff in there.
@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
As a man I also have a little bag where I bring the essentials such as an umbrella (since the weather here could be unpredictable at times), my comb, candy, a few coins too and my deck of cards (so that I'll be prepared to show a trick or two to people.
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
oh cool! you do magic!
@tudors (1556)
• China
12 Feb 09
I put these things into every one of my handbags. they are book, cellphone, spare cosmetic like lipstick, handcream, pens, tissue, and chocolates in case I'm hungry or feel bored.
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
oh you shift from one bag to another. i'm too lazy to do that and i even contemplated too of putting the same stuff on each of them instead of transferring my bag's content whenever i use another bag.
@ladynetz (968)
• Canada
12 Feb 09
I'm not a "normal" women.I don't really like to carry stuff with me.All I need is my money and card.If I can put everything in my pockets, than I'll do so. If I have to carry keys (I work in more than one places, and I have many lots of keys), than I'll carry them in my purse. So, when you see me carrying a purse, I'll have in it my ID, money and cards, keys, and a small bottle of Advil and Tums, just in case.And a band-aid. And coupons, bcause you never know what sale you'll find. That's more or less.And my purse is bery small, and I carry it on my shoulder, so it'll take as less as possible from my movements and leave my hands free.
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
i've got a friend too that only brings a very small purse. we are amazed.