No matter what your daily routine consists of—whether it’s running errands and chauffeuring the kids or work followed by the gym and family dinner—your schedule probably keeps you on the go more often than not. While you can’t necessarily snap your fingers and make your life less busy, there are some things you can bring along with you that will make your time away from home less stressful.
Use this guide of 6 accessories for the on-the-go gals to make sure you have everything you need to have the most productive and enjoyable days.
#1: Insulated Cup or Bottle
Whether you strictly stick to water for optimal hydration or you’re someone who can’t start their morning without the perfect cup of coffee, having an insulated cup or bottle is a must-have. Tumbler cups are best for coffee and protein shakes, while an insulated bottle is great for making sure you always have chilled water with you throughout the day. These beverage containers come in a variety of sizes, colors, and prints, so you can find one that’s just right for you.
#2: Bangle Key Holder
Fishing your keys out of your bag every 15 minutes can be frustrating, especially if your purse is filled to the brim with all of the accessories and other essentials. One way to eliminate this problem is with a bangle keyholder. Just like the name implies, it’s a wrist-worn key holder that resembles a bracelet. If you have a lot of keys, maybe put a few of the most important ones or just your car key on this, so it doesn’t get too heavy and burdensome.
#3: Touchless Door Opener
There’s no time like the present to become more conscious about how many germs we touch on a daily basis. Door handles—whether it be in the bathroom or the front door to your office—are one of the dirtiest high-touch points we interact with on a daily basis. To help you reduce your exposure to germs, I highly recommend using a touchless door opener. This neat little device can go on your keychain and is simple to use—just hook the end around the door and pull! And even better, they’re very inexpensive and you can get cute, customized ones on Etsy and other sites.
#4: Wireless Charger
There’s nothing worse than being only halfway through your day to find that your phone is low on battery and you have nowhere convenient to plug in and give it some juice. A portable charger can completely eliminate this problem. With a wireless charger, you can boost your battery no matter where you are. Some wireless charges can be a bit heavy and bulky, which isn’t ideal if you carry a small bag. However, there are also slim versions and even phone cases with a built-in charger, so shop around to see what your options are before you commit.
#5: Hand Sanitizer Holder
Another essential is a hand sanitizer holder. These little pouches are made for mini hand sanitizers (usually the 1 oz ones) and feature a clip or keyring so you can put them somewhere easily accessible. That way, you always have a way to clean your hands while you’re on the go. The best part about these holders is that they come in virtually infinite patterns and colors, so you can find one that complements your style. You could even get a few that you can swap out for your days off or different seasons.
While this one is more of a luxury than a necessity, it can make your life so much easier when you’re out and about. Instead of having to have your phone in your hand—leaving you trying to juggle your coffee while shopping one handed—you can wear a high-tech smartwatch on your wrist and see all of your notifications hands-free. Smartwatches allow you to make sure you always know when an important call or text is coming in, but without the risk of dropping or losing your phone. Plus, they have all kinds of other neat features that can help you stay productive throughout the day.
With these 6 accessories along for the ride, you’ll feel ready to accomplish everything on your to-do list with ease.