In the event that you are a woman on the go, you may want to make certain that you have all of the supplies you will need throughout the day in your bag or backpack. Preparing your own emergency bag for everyday use will ensure that you are always prepared, and it will not cost you a lot of money. Then you can decide which emergency items you want to include in your emergency kit. You can either make your own bag or purchase a container for this purpose.
Part 1 Making a Bag
1. Purchase the necessary supplies for the bag. If you want to spend as little money as possible on your emergency bag, you can make one yourself out of common household items and supplies. You’ll need the following materials to complete your project:
A square potholder
A large button
6” embroidery ribbon
10 snack size zip-loc bags
A sewing needle
Access to a sewing machine
2. Locate a workspace that is free of distractions. Once you’ve found a spot where you’ll be able to put your bag together, lay the potholder down so that the inside of the holder is facing you and the pocket or flap on the potholder is on the outside of the potholder.
3. Place the zip lock bags on top of one another in a stack. Begin by placing one zip lock bag on the right side of the potholder, with the zipper part of the bag facing the right edge of the potholder. Repeat this process with the other zip lock bag. Using a piece of tape on the top and bottom of the baggie, secure the baggie in position.
Continue to arrange the bags on the right side of the room until there are five baggies on the right side of the room. To keep them in place, use tape to hold them in place.
Repeat the process on the left side of the potholder so that there are five baggies on that side of the potholder. The right side of the baggies should contain five baggies, while the left side should contain five baggies.
4. Sew the bags together down the middle of the pot holder’s length. As soon as the baggies are secured with tape, run a zig zag stitch down the middle of the potholder and the middle of the overlapping baggies with your sewing machine. As a result, the potholder will be able to fold over in the middle while still holding the baggies in place.
5. Using embroidery floss, attach the button to the shirt. The button should be attached to the outside of the potholder with the embroidery floss and a needle, as shown. Place it on the outside edge of the potholder and thread the floss through the buttonholes to secure it in place with a stitch.
Then, on the other edge of the potholder, using the embroidery ribbon, create a loop so that you can slide the button into the loop to close the bag.
Part 2 Using an Existing Bag or Buying a Bag
1. Reuse an old bag or container for a new purpose. Use an existing small soft bag, square tin, or other container to store your emergency supplies. If you already have a small soft bag, square tin, or other container, you may want to repurpose it and use it as your emergency kit. Seek out a bag that has a zipper or a secure closure and that can accommodate a number of items at the same time.
If you intend to use a hard container, such as a square tin, make certain that the container has a secure latch or lid and that it can accommodate a number of items at the same time.
2. Purchase a bag or other container. Small soft bags that are specifically designed for emergency kits can be found at your local drugstore or supply store, and they are inexpensive. Small make-up bags can also be used as emergency bags in a pinch.
Look for a bag or container that has multiple compartments or pockets to store your items. Keeping your items separate from one another will allow you to keep your emergency kit organised and tidy.
3. Make certain that the bag is both durable and water-resistant. Whether you choose to use an existing bag or purchase a new bag specifically for the emergency items, you should make certain that the bag is made of a durable material. Consider purchasing a bag that is made of a synthetic material such as plastic, and that has woven edges that are not sharp or scratchy. Synthetic materials are long-lasting and water-resistant, which ensures that the emergency supplies will not be harmed if the bag becomes soaked.
Avoid using flimsy materials such as cotton, which are not waterproof and are prone to tearing. If you do decide to use a cotton bag, make sure it is thick and well-padded to ensure that it will maintain its shape.
Part 3 Choosing the Emergency Items
1. Make sure you have a sufficient supply of feminine hygiene products on hand. Tampons, pads, and pantyliners, among other feminine hygiene products, are likely to be among the most important items in your emergency kit. You should try to keep at least three to four of each item in your emergency kit in case you or a friend needs one at the same time.
When packing your emergency kit, stack the pads and panty liners together and press them down to make them more compact. To save space in your emergency kit, you can also use tampons that are small and compressed.
2. Include first-aid items such as bandages and medication in your supply. Other important items to have in your emergency kit include bandages and over-the-counter medications such as Advil, Tylenol, and Midol.
Include band-aids in a variety of sizes and shapes so that you have a variety of options in the event of a minor cut or scrape.
In your emergency kit, place three to four pills of each medication so that they are easy to find in the event that you get a headache or experience period cramps and discomfort. To avoid becoming confused and taking the wrong set of pills or mixing them up, label each bag of pills separately.
Make sure to include a small package of tissues or wet wipes in case you get a cut or scrape, as well as something for when your makeup goes wrong or you need to touch up your makeup.
3. Add gum, a toothbrush, and floss to the mix. Keeping your teeth fresh on the go is made possible by including items like gum, mints, a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss in your bag. You can group these items together in a single section or area of your emergency bag so that they are easy to find and use when needed.
Find a travel-sized toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss at your local drugstore or convenience store. These are frequently less expensive than regular-sized items, and they will easily fit into your emergency kit.
4. Include additional items such as hair elastics, tweezers, and a nail file in your kit. Including a small supply of hair ties in your emergency kit is recommended if you tend to use hair elastics throughout the day. You may also want to include a small pair of tweezers and a nail file so that you can keep your look looking fresh all day.
If your lips or hands are prone to drying out and you like to touch up your makeup throughout the day, include other small makeup items in your emergency kit, such as lip balm, travel lotion, or a concealer stick in addition to your foundation.
If you prefer to keep q-tips and makeup remover or face cleanser on hand in case you need to wash your face or reapply your makeup, you can include these items as well.
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