7 Things Every Man Should Carry in His Bag
Trains can get delayed, traffic congestions can happen, and the weather can be unpredictable—when these things occur on your drive to work, you’ll be glad you packed a few handy commuter essentials.
One of the best things about your workbag is that it can hold all your essentials—your laptop, wallet, and smartphone. But here are seven other items that will help you be prepared for anything:
A Good Set of Headphones that Won’t Break the Bank
Although it’s nice to have a set of comfortable and high-quality earbuds, an inexpensive option will work just as well at blocking out the sounds of your surroundings.
A Lightning or Micro-USB to USB Cord
Having an extra charging cable in your laptop bag can be a lifesaver when you’re away from home, and your phone’s battery is running low, or if you need to connect it to a PC quickly.
A Plain, Neutral-Colored Umbrella
Be prepared for the season’s unpredictable weather—rain, snow, sleet, and even strong gusts of wind—with a strong and compact umbrella that can withstand any situation.
It’s best to stick with neutral colors like black and gray because they project a more professional look.
An Emergency Stain Remover Pen
Shirts can get dirty due to untimely spillage. Unfortunately, this may happen during your work day or before an important meeting. Always carry a stain-removing pen in your purse so you can erase the evidence of your lunch quickly before it attracts ants or people who ask annoying questions.
A Reusable Water Bottle
You already know that reusable water bottles are a cheaper, greener alternative to disposable plastic ones. They’re also an easy way to cut costs.
A Tube of Lip Balm
Chapped lips are often a wintertime annoyance. Keeping a lip balm tube on hand provides instant relief from uncomfortable dryness. If you have a particularly dry spot maybe around your nose when you’ve got a cold, or anywhere on your face, applying lip balm on the area can help soothe it. It’s not quite the same thing as a moisturizer, but it is better than nothing!
A Portable Charger
Find a compact battery pack that charges quickly and can get you through emergency situations.