7 Must-have Items for Business Women On the Go
Professional life can be busy and more often than not we find ourselves spinning plates as we try to meet all our responsibilities, especially if we’re also balancing a career alongside motherhood. Sometimes this can be mean we end up carrying the everything but the kitchen sink in our handbag as we try to turn it into both a mobile office and a personal grooming kit. However, with some planning and economy we can simplify our daily kit so we only have the absolute essentials with us. If your handbag is creaking under the pressure, take a look at this list of 7 must-have items for business women on the go.
Whether it’s at a networking event or bumping into someone in the coffee shop, you never know when you’re going to meet a potential business connection so always carry your business cards. Ideally, keep them in a cardholder to prevent them from getting frayed or dirtied in your bag.
Pad and Pens
Inspiration can strike at any moment – as can unexpected meetings – and we all know that you can never have too many pens. Keep a small and professional pad and some pens in your bag.
Phone and Accessories
Most business people rely on their smartphone to keep their personal and business lives ticking over and a flat battery can be disastrous. Buy a portable phone charger which you can keep in your bag for emergencies. You might also want to consider upgrading your phone to a newer model such as the new iPhone 11 as it will be more efficient and improve your professional image. In addition, you might want to consider BodyGuardz new iphone screen protectors for your smartphone as accidents can happen and a shattered phone screen both looks unprofessional and affect the phone’s functionality.
Every now and again, a quick refresh can not only make us look more composed, it can also give us a boost of confidence. Your refresh kit doesn’t need to include everything you put on in the morning, but some key items can make all the difference. For example, it could include a couple of make-up items like lipstick and powder foundation for touch-ups, blotting papers or face wipes to deal with oily skin, a small hairbrush for a tidy up, breath-freshening mints or Listerine mouthwash strips and a mini body spray, deodorant or perfume.
We all know how easy it is to snag a pair of tights and unfortunately, it can make a big impact on our look. To save yourself the embarrassment try to keep a pair of nude or flesh-colored tights in your bag as they will work with any color outfit.
Emergency sewing kit
Just like a run in the tights, a loose thread or missing button can also take you from smart to shabby in a matter of seconds. Carry a mini sewing kit in your bag for wardrobe emergencies so you can make quick fixes on the go.
First Aid Essentials
Finally, it’s a great idea to keep some painkillers and a small pack of Bandaids in your bag for those headaches, pains, papercuts and blisters which can strike at any time and will really make a difference to your productivity. You might also want to pack some pocket hand sanitizer if you’ll be shaking lots of hands and grabbing a quick bite while you’re rushing about.