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I have to admit, I am not that girl who gets giddy over purses. I’m not sure if it is because I carried a diaper bag for 17 years or what.

And we all know, carrying a diaper bag and a purse is insane.items in a Woman's Purse

However, now my youngest just turned 5 and I am diaper bag free. Can I hear an amen?

Since I’m not that into purses and only like to carry the bare necessities, these items in a woman’s purse are a MUST for me. Frankly, I just don’t feel comfortable leaving home without them.

15 MUST HAVE Items in a Woman’s Purse

  • Wallet – It includes my driver’s license, debit card, insurance cards, and my emergency cash.
  • Pocket Knife – I can’t tell you how many times this little pocket knife has come in handy, especially the little scissors. Make sure you take it out before going through the airport security. I learned the hard way.
  • Lavender Oil – We use lavender for almost anything, bug bites, burns, skin irritations, etc. It’s probably one of our most versatile oils.
  • Black Sharpie – I admit I have 2 in my purse for marking cups, papers, etc.
  • Band Aids – I just buy cheap ones at the dollar store and place a few in my wallet.
  • Tampons/Pads – I just keep them in a small baggie for emergencies.
  • Plastic Baggie – I place all my receipts in a little baggie so I will always have them with me. 
  • Peppermint Oil – Another one of my favorite oils, we use it for headaches, breath freshener, fevers, and stomach issues.
  • Pocket Tissues – They have cute ones at the dollar store.
  • Lip Gloss/lip Liner – I simply just carry a neutral color with me.
  • Nail Flier – I usually have a one in my car and in my purse.
  • Phone – Need I say no more! Your calendar should be on your phone, too.
  • Notebook/Pen – I place a little memo notebook with my favorite pen. I jot down ideas when they arise and it comes in handy when your kiddos are bored and need something to scribble on.
  • Thieves Spray – I use this in place of hand sanitizer. I just place water and a few drops of Thieves in a plastic spray bottle I buy at the dollar store.
  • Hair Clip/Pony Tails – I usually always have one for my daughter and myself for those hot days.
  • Brush – Just a small little one from the dollar store.
  • License Plate Number – I can never remember my plates, so I write it down on a sticky note and place it in my wallet. I would be in trouble if my car ever got stolen.

Do you have any MUST HAVE items in a woman’s purse that you can’t leave home without? If so, share with us in the comment section.

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