Start with a mini bag – the bag should fit all the essential products, but not be so big that your Stand-In just wants to leave it somewhere or so small that it ends up left behind. Fill your kit with the basic necessities that can come in handy for just about any event.
Your Survival Kit should include:
A mini sewing kit – I’m always amazed at the number of people who lose buttons – double sided tape is nice, but can’t take the place of old fashioned needle and thread. You want to make sure to get the basic color, black and white.
Safety pins – I had a wardrobe malfunction, not as bad as Janet Jackson’s during the Superbowl, but the strap of my dress came off. I was so happy to have had a safety pin that saved the day.
Aspirin and another pain killer – you can find this in little easy to carry packages. Now in no way am I suggesting that you just hand out pain killers and aspirin so please use your best discretion. Let’s face it there’s nothing worse than trying to make it through a happy occasion with a headache.
Breath mints, breath strips or the like – Use as needed, enough said.
Mini First Aid kit – Surprisingly small but very useful. For those minor injuries that need a little antiseptic and a band aid you can be prepared.
Pen and paper – Size of each is going to depend on the size of your Survival Kit. You know that you always need them, but in the age of technology and Smartphones how often do we need these and don’t have them? Nothing beats an old fashioned pen and paper.
Other materials you may consider including in you kit: nail file, mini flashlight, make up for touching up, clear fingernail polish for an unexpected run in your pantyhose, deodorant, etc. – really the ideas are endless. Just keep in mind this is a “a just-in-case of kit it won’t have everything but it will be helpful…. Enjoy Your Day…
Deidra D. Thompson, Professional-In-Training (P.I.T.)
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