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As a blogger who is always looking for new ideas and different ways to channel creativity, I love the days where I can get away from my apartment and visit a coffee shop to get work done at. Having a change of scenery every now and then really helps me refocus my attention and feel a new sense of inspiration.
For the days I decide to go out, I always need to have my blog bag with me. What is my blog bag exactly? It’s where I keep all of the items I need to keep my creative juices flowing when I’m away from my desk.
Today I’m letting you in on all of the essentials I have handy in my bag, and how you can create your own blog bag, too! Before I let you in on all of my must-haves, here are some questions to consider when choosing your own items to put in your blog bag.
QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN CHOOSING YOUR BLOG BAG ITEMS:
1. What electronics do I need to take with me? Laptop, tablet, phone such as an iPhone 12 Refurbished, etc.
2. What necessities always keep me inspired? Book, creative journal.
3. Do I need something to chew on to stay focused?
4. What can I take that won’t be an overload of items?
5. Can these items be easily organized in my bag?
WHAT’S IN MY BLOG BAG:
Before getting to choosing my essentials, I had to choose a bag that was big enough for all of my essentials to fit in. The bag I chose is a huge gold tote that was gifted to me for Christmas from my sweet in-laws. Totes are usually the way to go when looking for the perfect blog bag.
After finalizing my bag choice, I then decided on all of the essentials I was going to keep in my bag at all times.
Notebook & Planner // I love the power that writing something down can bring, which is why I use a notebook specifically for all of my blogging ideas. From new blog post ideas to collaboration ideas, I brainstorm easier when I write them down. I love to throw my planner in my blog bag, as I’m apt to make new dates for blog posts and photo shoots.
Pencil Case With Pens & Markers // Having a pencil case helps me keep my pens and markers organized. I know it’s a bit ironic that I don’t have pencils in my pencil case, but I just seem to work that much better with pens and markers!
Laptop & iPad // Having my laptop with me is obviously a no brainer, but it has to be included in my essentials. I love being able to have my iPad with me as an extra workspace if I’m having to use Google Docs or work from a different social media account.
Headphones // I love the natural sounds I hear at coffee shops; coffee being ground, people chatting, and soft music playing. While I love all of these sounds at a coffee shop, depending on the project or post, I work better when I can just plug in and listen to my own tunes.
Water Bottle // As I’m trying to drink more water, it’s key for me to keep a bottle of water with me at all times. Even though you’ll always find me sipping on coffee while I’m working, I do need to sip on some water, as well.
Extra® Gum 35-Stick Pack // I always, always have to have gum in my blog bag, as it helps keep my breath fresh after drinking multiple cups of coffee. Chewing gum also helps me to stay focused when I really need to focus in on my writing. I was so excited to find the new Extra® 35-stick packs in Spearmint and Polar Ice® at Target the other day!
Aside from more gum, my favorite thing about the new Extra® 35-stick packs is the packaging. Not only is the packaging completely recyclable, but it’s also super durable and snaps to close. Don’t you just hate when sticks of gum end up at the bottom of your bag? You’ll never have that issue with the packaging of the 35-stick packs.
Every once and awhile I go out on “blogging dates” with some of my friends. Extra® 35-stick packs make it so much easier to whip out and share with them!
Are you a Target lover like me? Well, you’re in luck! Be sure to grab your own Extra® 35-stick pack the next time you’re standing in line at the checkout. How convenient!
Check out all of the other ways thatExtra® 35-stick packs come in handy here!
HOW I PACK EVERYTHING IN MY BAG:
Believe it or not, I have a certain method to packing all of my blogging necessities into my blog bag. I always have to be organized!
My packing order: Laptop, notebook, iPad, planner, pencil case, water bottle, headphones, and last (but not least!) my Extra® 35-stick packs.
It’s a super simple method, but still a very needed method!
Blog friends, do you have a blog bag? If so, what are some of your essentials that you always needs to have inside? If not, are you going to make one? What will you put in yours? Have you tried the new Extra® 35-stick packs of gum yet?