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Danelle Ice is an entrepreneur in Los Angeles and mom of 3. She is the creator of and Danelle is also known as internet personality SimDanelle, the first virtual person. Danelle is a beauty guru on YouTube, vlogger, blogger, and new media darling. She is a current brand ambassador for for Keurig and previous AMD Tech Mom, Kraft Foods Delicious Byte brand ambassador, and Purex Insider.


  1. Ginny
    February 6, 2009 @ 7:00 am

    Great list. I actually have most of these in my purse. I always carry a big purse, lol.

    I keep safety pins in my girls dance bag, but I really should add to my purse. I don’t have a swiss army knife, but I do carry little scissors & a little pocket knife. I need to get the swiss army knife. I actually got kicked out of a court because I forgot to take out my little scissors, totally embarrassing, lol.


  2. Home Ever After
    February 6, 2009 @ 9:02 am

    @Ginny: Good for you! It’s funny you say that, because I failed the metal detector at the court house once. I completely forgot about my (pink) swiss army knife in my purse, and the guard said sternly, “Ma’am, are you trying to bring a pocket knife in here?”!! Oops!



  3. Johanna B
    February 6, 2009 @ 10:06 am

    I carry several of these items in my purse. Am never caught anywhere without something to read. Being caught somewhere and having to wait while not having something to read is my greatest fear. True! I have a Swiss Army knife in my car but not in my purse. After reading your list I think I’ll move it. Thanks.


  4. Shynea @ Penny Pinching Diva
    February 7, 2009 @ 3:37 pm

    This is actually a really good list. I have some of these things in my diaper bag right now. (I don’t get the chance to carry just a purse to often, because I have two under two. My diaper bag works as my purse sometimes.) I never thought about printing off blog posts to read throughout the day. I am definitely going to have to do that.


  5. Sleepy AVON Lady
    March 13, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

    Great List, it always pays to be prepared! Thanks for the great advice!


  6. Lana
    February 8, 2010 @ 8:15 am

    Always a good idea to have an aspirin on hand too. You may not have a heart attack but when I am out I encounter the elderly everywhere. I always keep OTC pain relievers too for headaches etc.


  7. Kristie
    February 8, 2010 @ 4:43 pm

    Great list! One other thing that I always carry is a flashlight. It’s a little LED one that is compact and super bright. I’ve had one in my purse ever since a friend was stuck in an airport during that huge east coast blackout a few years ago and told us that there were no lights at all in the bathrooms… It’s also useful if you drop something in a dark parking lot or get stranded at night.


  8. allison
    April 11, 2010 @ 9:41 am

    hahah i have all of these things and more!! i have cell, ipod, tide-2-go, bobby pins, flip video camera, regular camera, 5 dollars, germ X, deo, mascara, sunglasses, a notepad, , pencil, 2 card and die games, and my phone charger! haha i have a huge purse!!!!


  9. ditzymudgirl
    April 20, 2010 @ 8:40 am

    The only thing I would add is sunscreen!


  10. ID Card Supply
    June 15, 2010 @ 11:06 am

    I would think quick cash and something for personal identity such as an ID card for emergency as the top items in this category list. Your list would be perfect if you add these :)


  11. Danelle Ice - Home Ever After
    June 15, 2010 @ 11:46 am

    @ID Card: Those aren’t on the list because everyone has those 2 things in their purse! This list is of the things you probably DON’T have in your purse!



  12. priscila
    June 19, 2010 @ 8:41 pm

    i don’t have pain killers nor asprin in my purse but i do have it in my weekend bag along with tooth brush, extra headphones, ipod, spare handwipes, camera, usual girly stuff, extra thin sweater, body wash in a small bottle hand sanitizer, but i think i should move the pin killers to my purse, especially exedrin cause sometimes i get migraines.
    and tylenal incase i get tension headaches.
    oh and a portable brailler to label stuff too i also keep in the bag


  13. Glory
    July 13, 2010 @ 11:07 am

    Consolidate #s: 6, 7, 11, and 12 = iPhone! :-)


  14. C. Garland
    October 12, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

    These are all great ideas but what about a mini first aid kid?? Bandaid, alcohol swabs, neosporin?? This is one thing I never leave without…


  15. Cassi
    December 2, 2010 @ 9:20 pm

    Lotion, ladies… ESPECIALLY in winter :)


  16. Daniel
    June 16, 2011 @ 6:48 am

    It kills me to see some of the useless stuff women keep in their purses. From a man’s perspective:1.) high quality multi-tool $50; 2.) Iphone with a tiny clip-on microphone for recording conversations; 3.) Utility knife 4.) small permanent marker; 5)First aid kit including a suture kit; 6.) glasses repair kit; 7) (optional) mace or taser gun; 8) stamps


  17. Steve
    August 8, 2011 @ 8:54 am

    It might not be a good idea to have spare keys AND your address printed on labels just in case your bag got stolen.


  18. sarah
    August 14, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

    what about an ace never know when you might need it


  19. momof4
    September 1, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

    Having just come from the doctor about back pain, I can say forget some of that stuff!! You are damaging your body and heading for real pain.


  20. nicole
    September 3, 2011 @ 10:52 pm

    good things never would of thought of it.


  21. lacie
    March 15, 2012 @ 3:36 pm

    nice i have nothing in my purse that you listed


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  23. Marcy Kennedy (@MommyKennedy)
    March 19, 2014 @ 5:53 pm

    I carry the address labels all the time. They are great to use! Fabulous list!


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