Okay, so I carry an absurd amount of stuff around.
Let’s see, starting from the bottom left and heading towards the upper right…
Selection of pens. I’m slowly slowly transferring the pens from disposables to non-disposables. But there’s flashlights, permanent markers, my pretty gel pens, a Platinum Preppy eyedropper and a refillable marker pen, in a plastic bag in case it leaks.
Three separate flash drives. The one in the middle is a Linux Mint boot drive, in case something happens to my computer. The others are largish and are useful for file transfer. I usually keep one encrypted, not that I have anything to hide.
Boston MBTA card. Very important.
MIT towel card. Not sure why I’m still carrying this thing around hah.
Index cards, already halved. I’m dirt cheap. Honestly, most times I use flashcards, I don’t really need an entire flash card, so I usually use half of one.
Wallet and MIT ID.
Spoon. I couldn’t find the knife and chopsticks that go with the spoon, but I usually have all three with me. Means I don’t have to use disposables when I come across free food. Still on the look for a good rubber plate or something; might hit up the army surplus store in Boston.
Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, lip balm.
Multitools/swiss army knives
Pills! All seven days worth of pills!
The blue thing next to it is for prn pills – in my case, this currently is empty, but will at some point in time (hopefully before winter sets in) be filled with naproxen sodium.
Amazon Kindle. I like reading. Books are awesome.
Price book – just starting this, but that’s the blue Siemens spiral.
The green thing is a cup sleeve, more to keep store-brought coffee from burning my fingers than anything else.
Underneath that is a microfiber cloth to clean my computer/phone screen.
Divacup. Of course. (so much easier than remember to stash a few pads)
….just got the book in the mail. Not quite sure what to think about it, yet, but
It’s long. Really long, and honestly, spends too much time defending being a tightwad. Come on, I already get that saving money is a good plan, can we get to the tips?
I….feel like this book really does encourage hoarding a bit too much. Not…really a fan of the idea of taking something I’m about to throw away and trying to think up another use for it. I….would rather do the reverse of identifying a need and seeing if anything among my current possessions would work.
I’ll admit to skipping quite a few of the tips because they aren’t exactly relevant to someone who’s not a suburban mom.