The Complete Purse Essentials Packing List

What’s in your purse?

What's in your purse?

I’ve compiled the ultimate purse packing list.  You don’t have to carry ALL of this at once unless you’re travelling heavy!

Colgate has a wonderful folding toothbrush. Two caveats: Tums really means Gas-X, I just didn’t want to print this out with poot pills listed on here, I am a Southern Belle after all.  And also, “Fag” is the british slang term for cigarette. It’s important for grown-ups with a certain amount of restraint to have access to a cigarette when the occasion warrants it: such as your whole city gets inundated with aliens – believe me, you’ll want a cig, or if you happen to visit with an inmate or – better yet – get arrested, you’ll need the currency. Or suppose you had an especially steamy unexpected afternoon tryst? But since I’m going to print this out and I don’t want the kids to know I sneak a smoke occasionally.

For the iPhone user you can travel a bit lighter: you have a flashlight (download the app), camera, iPod, books and if you’re really savvy your business card in a vcard format you can email to new acquaintances and I have it in QR format.  I also have my health insurance ID card, driver’s license and social security card in password protected image files.

Purse Packing List

  • Gum
  • Breath Mints
  • Lotion
  • Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizer
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm
  • Cell Phone
  • Eye Drops
  • Tums
  • Lighter
  • One Fag
  • Money (like actual real $20 bill and real coins)
  • Keys w/Whistle
  • Mace
  • Ink Pen
  • Mirror/Compact
  • Makeup Kit
  • Kleenex
  • Travel Size Deoderant
  • Travel toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Nail Clipper/Nail File
  • Safety Pin(s)
  • Band-aid
  • Candy
  • Baby Wipes
  • Lint Roller
  • Wallet with Identification, Health Ins Card, Driver’s License, Bank Card
  • Business Cards
  • Book
  • iPod
  • Camara
  • Comb
  • Ponytail holder
  • Tide To Go pen
  • Perfume
  • Tylenol or Advil
  • Prescription Meds
  • Sunscreen
  • Pantyliner or Tampon
  • Almonds/Trail Mix/Energy Bar/Peanut Butter Crackers
  • Water Bottle
  • Flavored water packet
  • Flask

For your purse makeup kit – be sure and choose a small beautiful clutch type bag that when you take it out and walk to the ladies room with it, it doesn’t look like you necessarily have a makeup kit in your hand. Girls, with the exception of lip balm, DO NOT put on makeup or style your hair in public unless there’s nowhere to go to privately primp! Be sure your kit doesn’t contain cast-offs such as foundation or lipstick that’s not quite the right shade.  You may actually use the contents of this kit more than what you have at home! I put my toothbrush, deodorant, and tampons and other items in this so I can neatly escape to the restroom and freshen up and I have the essentials if I change purses at the last minute.

  • foundation in a cake style compact or tube
  • travel size hair spray
  • lip gloss
  • powder compact
  • mascara
  • blush
  • eyeliner
  • blotting pads



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