Unless you have really, really short hair, you absolutely need to keep a small comb or brush in your bag. You can be perfectly put together when you leave from home, but the commute to office will, more often than not, wreak havoc on your locks. And messy hair has a way of overshadowing the best outfit and impeccable makeup.
2. BUSINESS CARD
Great networking opportunities usually come unannounced, so it’s imperative you’re always prepared. And yes, while you can easily just exchange numbers, there’s something very pleasing about people who can reach into their bags and without fumbling around frantically, produce their business card.
Every once in a while, we all misjudge a fabric and wearing something that turns our underarms into weapons of nasal destruction. Body odour is always embarrassing, but at work, it can become a reason for ridicule.
4. SANITARY NAPKIN
We don’t have to elaborate on this one, and you already know why you need to have a sanitary napkin in your bag, but it doesn’t hurt to be reminded, does it? One thing that is all too common is that we always intend to put a sanitary napkin in the bag when our period date approaches, but end up losing track of dates. An easier solution is just to always keep a couple of pads in the bag.
It’s annoyingly stressful and inconvenient to be stuck somewhere without any charge in the phone, having to ask strangers if they happen to be carrying chargers that work with the make of our cell phone. This becomes an even bigger deal, especially for women, when you’re out late at night for work or an after-work do. Make sure your bag always has a portable charger.