There are a lot of minimalists who will tell you “just in case” is not a good reason to keep something. I agree with this most of the time, but I have found a few items that are helpful to have extras of “just in case” an unfortunate situation arises.
5 items that are nice to have just in case…..
Towels – When your child throws up, it’s nice to have extra towels for cleaning up and laying on the bed “just in case” it happens again. It’s also nice to have extra towels when your water heater leaks or a pipe bursts.
Black Dress/Sports Coat – These are nice to have when an event comes up suddenly and you need something dressy. The last thing you want to do is go shopping before a funeral.
Toothbrushes – Ever accidentally drop your toothbrush in the toilet or find that your child has taken it outside to clean his toys? What about when a guest visits and has forgotten a toothbrush? They don’t take up much space. I like to have extras.
Spare Umbrella – I can’t tell you how many times I have found myself sitting in my car reaching for my umbrella, only to realize I left it at home in a tote. I now have one that stays in the house and one that stays in the car.
Spare Clothes in the Car – This is mainly for little ones, but I don’t think it would hurt grown ups to have some extras as well. Accidents happen…someone can’t “hold it” any longer, gets sick, has a bloody nose, spills food, etc. It’s so nice to have spare clothes, especially when your destination is not home. (It’s also nice to have extra plastic bags to store the wet/dirty clothes in).
What do you keep just in case? I’d love to hear about it.
Until next time…..be well!