What do you consider essential? And we don’t just mean COVID-19 induced lockdown ‘essential’, we mean things you don’t ever leave home without.
Over time the things we consider ‘essential’ have changed, due to technological advances and lifestyle changes. We’ve witnessed the telephone go from something drilled to your kitchen wall to a necessity in your pocket, and ‘smart pay’ apps eliminate the need to even carry a wallet.
But, would you leave home carrying nothing but your phone? Despite the convenience of these pieces of technology, as humans we still have other needs. At times, these are personal to just us (I have one friend who’s thrown completely off track if she forgets her Carmex lip balm), while some are mandated by law, like face masks have been at times over the past year.
Some beliefs, like men always carrying handkerchiefs, have been retired (although, we wouldn’t be opposed to bringing this one back). So, we’ve put together a list of ‘modern day essentials’ that deserve a place in our pockets, bags and hearts, and that we refuse to leave home without.