I’m always curious to know what people carry in their bags. While I used to be an extreme packer, I now keep things to a minimal for the sake of my personal organization and weak bones. I try to clean out my bag at the end of every day to discard any trash, receipts, and any other random trinkets I no longer need. Just for fun, I thought I’d share with you the contents of my work bag, essential things I haul to work day-to-day. When it comes to my work bag, I’ve stuck to this one simple trusty chestnut leather tote for years. I like it that it’s down-to-earth (not too flashy for work), practical, and compartmentalized. And though it gets overstuffed and a little pregnant at times, I haven’t found another bag worthy of its replacement.
One. My 11” MacBook Air on which I do 100% of my work (with some play).
Two. My iPhone 5S that I take with me everywhere I go, bathroom breaks included.
Three. iPhone charger because bathroom breaks can take some time.
Four. My wallet containing my ID, name card, credit cards, cash, and membership cards.
Five. A little pouch for my emergency needs: a hand lotion, lip balm, mints, tissue, allergy medication, Band-Aid, and hair clips.
Six. Glasses to help me see!
Seven. Laptop charger which I sometimes forget to take with me.
Eight. A pocket notebook for noting everything from things to do, ideas, grocery list, phone numbers, addresses, and so on.
Nine. A black pen.
Ten. Headphones in case of massive traffic or when I’ve just downloaded new songs.
Eleven. A portable hard drive to store backup files.
Twelve. The teeniest, most adorable corn-shaped USB stick as a hard drive backup.
Thirteen. A bottled water which I actually need nine more of.
Fourteen. A book in case I get stranded somewhere.
Fifteen. A small container of some sort of snack. Today’s: mini chocolate chip cookies!
What do you have stashed in your work bag?