You’re proud of your brand new leather briefcase. You know you’ll take it to work with you every single day, and that it will also come with you on your business trips.
But did you really put everything you need inside that beautiful leather briefcase? Here are 7 things you should always keep in it.
1. Your business cards
Of course, you need to carry your business cards with you everywhere you go. But don’t simply throw them inside your leather briefcase. You should keep them in a business card case that will protect them.
You don’t want to realize, as you are handing out your business card to someone, that its corners are all crinkled, or worse, that you spilled coffee on it.
2. Everything you need to charge your phone
You use your phone for a lot of things. Make sure it’s always fully charged by keeping an extra charger inside your leather briefcase.
If you are going on frequent business trips, you might as well keep a portable charger in your briefcase as well. You never know when you’ll need to charge your phone.
3. A notebook and a pen
Of course, you can type down notes on your phone. But if you don’t want anyone in the office to think you are sending text messages while you should be working, consider keeping a notebook and a pen in your leather briefcase.
Don’t hesitate to invest some money in a high quality pen, and in a professional looking notebook.
4. A few items to make you look good
Whenever you have to get ready for a meeting or for an important presentation, you need to look your very best. Keep a comb in your leather briefcase, as well as a stick of instant stain remover.
You should also have some lip balm, and a small pack of tissues. You never know when it might come in handy.
5. Something that can freshen your breath
Looking good is not enough: you also need to make sure your breath is fresh at all times, especially if you just ate lunch and you have to attend a meeting.
A tin of mints, a pack of gum or a pack of breath strips could save your life. Be sure to keep some in your leather briefcase.
6. A water bottle
No matter where your work takes you, you have to stay well hydrated throughout the day. Of course, there is coffee, but don’t underestimate the importance of drinking fresh water.
If you want to keep a water bottle in your leather briefcase, be sure to buy one that will never leak inside it.
7. A collapsible umbrella
You don’t want water to spill inside your briefcase, but you also don’t want it to fall all over your business suit.
This is why you need to keep a collapsible umbrella inside your leather briefcase. Whenever it starts raining, you will not be caught off guard.