Midwest winters are brutal. Whether you are walking from class to class or from bar to bar, you need these 10 essential things in your purse to survive.
I mean duh, if you don't have this in your purse, are you even from the midwest?
2. Back up chapstick
Always have a backup. If someone takes your other one or heaven forbid you lose it, you need to have the back up in order to survive the rest of the day.
3. Portable charger
The cold temps cause phones to go into shock and die immediately. Always have a charger with you in case your phone succumbs to the weather.
You go outside for 2 minutes and your nose starts running. Pack the Kleenex, you need it.
You're gonna slip and fall on ice and your tailbone is going to hurt and you're going to want to take pain relievers stat.
You're going to lose the pair of gloves you have on your hands because those things never stay on. Buy a pair of gloves from the dollar store and stash them in your bag.
7. Hand and feet warmers
These are essential for everyday life in the Midwest, thanks Mother Nature.
8. Starbucks gift card
With a Starbs on every corner, you need to have the funds to buy a warm latte.
9. Extra quarters
If you head downtown and want to park closer than a ramp, you need quarters to pay for street parking.
Go to Bath and Bodyworks, buy the travel size lotion, and thank me later.
Be prepared for the Midwest winters by stocking up your purse with the essentials, and stay safe out there.