My handbag is always stupidly heavy and I often wonder why, yet when I look in my handbag I can see why – my handbag has so much in it its truly ridiculous!
I usually have at least ten pens in my handbag – I’m not sure what I will need them for but they are there, I suppose if I ever need to get a petition signed I have plenty of pens available for everyone to sign their names.
I also have an air freshener for my car, I love it when someone gets in my car and they say it smells nice, so I always have a spare air freshener just in case. (A friend’s daughter counted 36 air fresheners in my old car).
I have a hair brush, as always required for that windy day or a bad hair day and this hair brush always has 3-4 bunches on the handle (just in case I decide to put my hair in four pony tails?!?!?!).
Most girls have make-up in their handbags, but I don’t tend to wear make-up very often so this is not something you will find.
However, as I often run from one job to the next I always have some body spray in my car to quickly freshen up on the run. When I say ‘some’ body spray, I actually have twelve body sprays in my hand bag. I think I keep buying some to make sure I have some in my bag.
The same can be said for lip balms, of which I currently have sixteen in my hand bag, some are tins, some are sticks and some are plastic pots – yet I always seem to pick out the same one or two every time I get some out of my handbag. On top of this I have two lip balms on my desk at work. My lips aren’t even dry!
I also have, and I think this is the most impressive thing in my handbag – I have a small box with 12 cards in it, these include blank cards, birthday cards, get well soon cards and more.
There will often be a time when someone has some bad news at work, I have forgotten someone’s birthday or someone has been off sick and they are struggling back at work – I root around in my bag and choose a card and chose from one of the 30+ pens I have in my bag and there we have a happy work colleague or friend. I cannot even count on one hand the amount of times that I have been saved by these cards!
As well as this, I have eyebrow tweezers (more for splinters than eyebrows but the boys at work borrowed them to get something out of a computer the other day), 3 spare plastic bags (not sure if I will ever need to use these but they are there just in case), LOTS of receipts from times gone by and (randomly) a pack of balloons and sticky tape. Once again this is in case I forget someone’s birthday so I can stick these to their desk or car.
What do you have in your handbag – is it as ridiculously full as mine?
More importantly – do you think I am missing anything from my handbag?