My heart beats a little bit faster when I see Target setting up its back to school section. Notebooks and pencils and binders, oh my! While I don’t miss being in school, I do miss stocking up on school supplies, or at least I miss the excuse of school for splurging on those supplies. Now, I just feel slightly guilty when I load my cart with 50 cent notebooks and 99 cent pen packs I don’t really need but will totally use… eventually.
However, there is one thing the school season brings that everyone needs and that’s the back to school emergency kit. Whether you carry a purse or a backpack have a car or a locker, there are some things I girl just needs to have on hand.
So, here is my ultimate guide to putting together your own back to school emergency kit. Items include things I, always have with me – Advil, tissues, and a snack – as well as things I wish I kept with me – travel lint roller, mini first aid kit, and a stain remover.
What to put in your back to school emergency kit…
Grab a small cosmetics bag and start stuffing it with essentials. Think hair ties, bobby pins, hand lotion, small brush, and lip balm. Then, start adding basic products for touch ups like blotting paper, lip gloss, mascara, concealer, dry shampoo, and a headband.
Now, it’s time to start thinking about what could go wrong. Stained your blouse? A stain remover pen will save the day. Ripped your tights? Stop the run with clear nail polish. Ate too much garlic? Freshen your breath with mints and a tiny toothbrush. Cuddled a kitty then remembered you’re wearing all black? A mini lint roller will take care of that. Did the afternoon get unexpectedly hot and humid? Refresh yourself with face wipes, deodorant, and a fabric refresher.
Other items to keep in your back to school emergency kit:
- Pain reliever
- Hand sanitizer
- Fashion tape
- Nail polish remover wipes
- Protein bar
- First aid kit
- Pads or tampons
Back to School Shopping Guide
What’s in your emergency kit?
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