When you take a road trip with kids, you know to pack snacks, coloring books and bandaids. You probably already know not to ever go on vacation without filling a cooler with drinks or plugging in the GPS destinations. But there are 6 travel essentials that fit in your purse that you should never leave home without. If you don’t have these 6 things, you may want to start a birthday wish list for your family members so you will be ready for your next adventure.
1. Battery Charger
Most of us rely on our devices for our life. We use technology to keep us connected, on time and entertained. The worst thing that can happen when we are out on vacation is to not be able to recharge. Find an all in one charger that will fit all the adapters for your devices and you will be ready to plug in anywhere.
You can order many different types of chargers: There are some that will fit all devices like this Universal AC Adapter or you might want to try an External Battery Charger like this one. Whatever you choose, remember to keep a charger in your purse when you are traveling.
2. Odor Reducer
According to some leading researchers, there are little bottles called personal odor reducers that you can use in the toilet to eliminate embarrassing odors when you do your business. If you are self conscious about smells when you are traveling away from your home bathroom, this may be something you want to drop in your purse.
3. Flavored Water Packages
When you travel, you don’t want to have to buy sodas all along the trip. Why not toss in your favorite Flavored Water Drops so you can spruce up your drink with just a couple of drops. You may be able to save some money by ordering water at the restaurants and then just use your flavor pack.
4. Foldable Shopping Bag
You never know when you will need a bag to carry books, groceries, souvenirs or kids gear. But who wants to tote around a bulky backpack for last minute needs? There are some cute eco-friendly shopping bags that zip up into the size of a little flower, fruit or ball . These Reusable Shopping Bags are usually pretty cheap and can be used over and over as you need them.
5. Sunscreen Stick
You don’t want to carry around a full bottle of sunscreen if you are going to be out running errands, but since you never know when you might end up at the local park or on a walk, it’s always good to have a Sunscreen Stick in your purse. These don’t typically melt like the bottle will and will give you and your kids instant protection from the sun on your faces.
From makeup smears to tears, mini packages of tissues are a smart choice for must keeps in your purse supplies. In fact, many brands have produced a vast line of designs from floral to funnies.