10 Things You Should Always Keep In Your Backpack

Whether you're at school, at work, or at the gym, balancing your everyday needs can be stressful and time consuming. You never know what life will throw at you, and sometimes, something small can ruin your day or even week. Here are a few items you can keep with you in your purse, backpack, or briefcase to help lighten the load of your rigorous and spontaneous lifestyle, so you can focus on the big things rather than the small ones. 


1. Planner:

Everyone tends to forget an important occasion now and then. A planner is a great organizational tool to have, whether you're scheduling a meeting for work, writing down a dead line for an essay, or remembering a friend's birthday. Keeping a planner will help you make sure to never forget an important date or time. 

2. Gum:

We all want to indulge in a delicious lunch from time to time, but dread the lingering bad breath that comes afterward. Always keeping a couple pieces of gum in your bag can save your peers, coworkers, or spouse from feeling uncomfortable. I'm sure we can all agree, bad breath is unattractive and having a piece of gum with you can get keep you out of a sticky situation. 

3. Water:

Water is a resource none of us can live without and keeping yourself hydrated at school, on the job, or during a workout is very important. Without a drink of water every now and then, you'll quickly become dehydrated. Dehydration can not only put you in a bad mood, but can also eventually leads to headaches, dry skin, acne, and can even slow down your metabolism. Water is an essential part of our lives that should never be left out. 

4. Snacks:

You should always keep a little something to munch on in case you get hungry during the day. You never know what surprises life can throw at you during what may seem to be an average day, and being hungry isn't ever a pleasant feeling. Keeping a small snack in your backpack can save you from a long, rough day at work or can nourish your body after a rigorous workout. Whatever the occasion may be, it is important to take a break and have a bite to eat.

5. Deodorant:

Most people don't leave their house without first applying deodorant, but as we complete our daily tasks, deodorant can eventually wear off. Keeping a small, portable deodorant can help you stay smelling fresh and clean all day. Not having deodorant with can leave you in an awkward social situation and can be all together uncomfortable. Better safe than sorry!

6. Pen: 

Having a pen at hand is always useful for work, school, or even going out with some friends. Pens are small and therefore easy to take on the go. You never know when you're going to need to take some notes in a meeting, in class, or even get a phone number from that special someone you've been dying to ask out. 

7. Scarf:

Scarves are small enough to fit into most bags and can keep you warm on the go. Keeping a scarf with you can keep you from catching a cold in chilly weather. Scarves can also be work several different ways and can cover up an accidental spill, or make sure you're dressed appropriately and cover you up if you're showing too much skin.

8. Headphones:

Keeping a pair of headphones can relieve you of the noise and commotion of everyday life, or give you some excitement and loud music without disturbing others around you. We all need a break every now and then, yet not all of us live or work in a quiet, calm environment. Wearing headphones lets people around you know that you are occupied and most likely do not want to be disturbed, giving you some time to yourself no matter where you are. Headphones can take you away from all the stress of a busy lifestyle.


9. Napkins:

Everyone has a little accident from time to time and keeping napkins in your backpack can save you from an embarrassing spill. Nobody wants to walk around with a stain on their clothes all day, and a napkin can be a quick fix to a little mess. Napkins can also help you contain a runny nose or a cough for when you catch a cold. Never forget to bring a napkin with you in case of an unexpected emergency!

10. Phone:

In today's society, having a cellphone is crucial for both personal and professional use. Having your phone on you can help you get in contact with your friends and coworkers as quickly as possible. Cell phones make completing daily tasks efficient and simple, and forgetting to bring your phone with you can slow down your entire day.

 If you're living a busy lifestyle, trying to balance and prioritize your tasks, you probably don't have time to charge your phone. If you want to avoid the inconvenience having your phone die during a busy day, you should check out our batteries. They are easy to fit into a purse or backpack, and can charge your smartphone on the go. 

Lisa Ilyin
Lisa Ilyin