We all have a handful of things we feel are must-haves on our way outside of the house. I’m no exception to that rule. If I’m missing even one of these items, it can lead to an inconvenient excursion from my home. Back when we all went places, I made sure my bag was packed with a select set of items to ensure my trips outside the house we as easy and enjoyable as possible. As varied as these items are, they all serve to brighten a trip, and I’m sure that you’ll find at least one of them to be amusing.
Luckily if you see something that catches your eye, all of the wonderful contents in my bag are available for purchase online! From the Thor Comics (available in paperback and hardcover) to the planner that saved my college career, you’ll be able to locate each and every piece of my traveling catalog for yourself if you see fit.
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Lens Wipes A Glasses Owner’s Best Friend
Do you know the type of guy who just can’t focus when there’s a smudge of dirt on their glasses? That is me to a T. I can’t function when my vision is obscured, so my bag always has at least a handful of Lens Wipes. My personal choice is the Zeiss Pre Moistened Cleaning Wipes that quickly clear off any dirt and grime. Available in quantities of 80, 100 or 220, you’re able to purchase as many as you want for when you clean your glasses on the go. Nothing cleans as they do, and for me, Microfiber cloths are a thing of the past.
Card and Cash Holder The Wallet You Can’t Forget: Phone Case Wallet Combo
Before I switched to the Tucci phone wallet, I would constantly leave the house, only to return minutes later, realizing my wallet wasn’t in my pocket. With Tucci’s magnetic phone case-wallet, I not only have my wallet strapped to my phone, but I have a sleek and protective case as well! If you don’t feel like having the two strapped together, you can separate them with the magnet and toss the wallet in your bag for safekeeping. If you’re looking for an added convenience, this is the case for you.
Note Taking A Physical Notebook for Writing Without Technology
Writing is my passion; when I’m not reading comic books or playing video games, you’ll find me jotting down my thoughts on a computer at home. When I head out of the house, however, I love to use an old-fashioned notebook to jot down my thoughts. Typing on my phone never truly feels comfortable for me, and this way, I’m not draining my phone when I have a bit of time to myself at a coffee shop or out heading to the bookstore.
The Mighty Thor Always Ready to Indulge My Passions: The Current Comic on Hand
Speaking of my love for comics, I never leave the house without the comic I’m currently reading. Right now I’m checking out The Mighty Thor (2015;) this continuation of the Thor series is my current love, embracing what I love about the God of Thunder while trying new ideas. The now unmasked new Thor continues to be a compelling character, so much so that I take any chance I get to sneak in a quick page on a break.
Planning Ahead Keeping My Schedule in Order. The Planner that Saved My College Career
It is no understatement to say that this planner line is what saved my college career. When I left the house, I made sure to put this in my bag, filled out with every assignment and obligation I had for the week. I even color-coordinated it (told you I was a big nerd.) To this day I continue to keep these planners on me at all times, and I would recommend one for those interested in a planner that is sturdy, small, and portable.
Highlighters My Planner’s Handy Companions
So remember how I said I color coordinated my planner? That includes highlighting of important events. Each different task has a designated color, which means I have to highlighters ready and waiting. Coming with six assorted colors and two types of each color, there’s one for any occasion! These are the four I always take with me and use in my color coordination endeavors.
Clippers Keep Your Nails in Great Shape with the FIX BODY Clipper Set
Ever see your nails looking unsightly out of the house and wish you could do some quick maintenance? Well, the creators of the FIX BODY nail clipper set thought the same thing. Good nail hygiene is always important, and this stainless steel set comes equipped with a file as well as clippers of two different sizes and even sports a convenient leather carrying case perfect for transport. I always have it handy should I need to tidy up before or after a meal. The only reason my set is missing a smaller piece is because it is currently in use!
Snacking A Healthy Snack for My Time Out: Blue Diamond Almonds
I’m a huge snacker. I love to munch on things at work, in the car, and while I’m watching videos. Just because I’m a snack addict doesn’t mean I can’t toss some healthy alternatives in. Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds are my kryptonite. (The fact that they’re healthy is just a bonus.) I buy these in bulk from the amazon pantry and toss a serving in my bag once a day. With a bag this big, I’ve got almonds that last me a while.
Reach Floss Prevent Cavities and Keep Your Teeth Clean with Mint Waxed Floss
After eating, I make sure that I always floss, even if it is just a snack. I loathe trips to the dentist and the best way to prevent the need to visit is proper dental care. I floss twice a day, every day, so packing my floss every day is a necessity. The waxed finish makes sure that it doesn’t get stuck in my teeth, and catches any leftover food trapped between.
COWIN E7 Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones Built to Last
Sometimes, I just want to tune out distractions and listen to some of my favorite songs. When I leave the house, I always make sure I have my noise-canceling headphones for this exact reason. With over 30 hours of battery life, the COWIN E7s are my ideal choice when listening to music for extended periods. These headphones even come with adjustable earpieces to ensure a comfortable fit for all users. Mine exhibit so little wear after an entire year, the only sign is the fading of the letters on the side. Easily charged in just a few hours, and shipped with a protective case, these are a centerpiece in my travel kit.
Winter Headgear Keep Your Head Warm with a Beanie Visor Cap
In fall, where the days start warm and the evenings are chilly, I make sure there’s always a hat on my person. September is already here, and with the start of fall comes cooler temperatures. As one with a shaved head, I get cold rather easily; this means a hat is something I don’t want to leave the house without. For me, the beanie visor cap is the perfect blend of style, comfort, and warmth. I love a hat that compliments my fashion sense, and the flair I feel it shows makes me smile each time I toss it on.
Switch it Up High Quality Video Games on the Go! The Nintendo Switch
If you don’t own a Nintendo Switch, I’m sure you’ve heard of them. This is one of the best selling video game consoles of Nintendo’s entire catalog, in just a few years. Portable, sleek, and capable of console-level gaming, I’m able to take Mario, Zelda, and all of Nintendo’s mascots with me wherever I go. With plenty of variants to suit your style, I grabbed the Animal Crossing edition for my collection. If you’re looking for something to pass the time both in and out of the house, toss a Nintendo Switch in your bag. It’s flying in and out of stock on Amazon, but if you’re lucky enough to grab one, you won’t regret it.
Lip Balm Avoid Chapped Lips with Some Medicated Carmex
Another must-have for the advent of colder weather would be a good lip balm. Lack of proper protection can lead to cracking and sore lips, which is why I always carry lip balm around. My preferred brand is Carmax, as the medication protects against chapping and peeling. Instead of licking and rubbing them, this not only protects me but repairs any damage that the unforgiving wind can throw my way. It’s a crucial part of my bag, and it has saved me time again from inflamed lips.
Anyway, speaking of bags…