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When was the last time you did and check of what exactly you do carry around with you in your handbag? You probably have the obvious things, like your makeup, your keys and your phone, but what about the many other things that you might need to help you cope with the little emergencies in life that could occur on any day? We’ve come up with a list of ten things that, if you keep at the bottom your bag, could come in really handy one day. Here are our top 9 essential items to carry in your handbag that you may not have thought about before.

1. Tissues

You never know when a tissue will come to your rescue, so we have put that at number one on our list of handbag essentials. If you have a handy small pack of tissues in your bag you will be armed to deal with sneezes, small spills, kids with grazed knees, mishaps with food, and minor makeup smudges. How could you get through the day without a pack of tissues in your handbag?

2. Hand sanitizer

With all the germs and viruses that are going around today, hand sanitizer has become a handbag essential as well. You can pick up bacteria from the hand-holds on public transport, the handrails on stairs and escalators, shaking hands with people, and, of course, public lavatories. A quick rub with some hand sanitizer will kill all those germs in seconds and you will get far fewer coughs and colds.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE