Travelling under lockdown restrictions is difficult. Remembering everything you need is challenging, so I have compiled a list of lockdown essentials below to keep it short and sweet. Travelling under lockdown restrictions is rare, so this list is for domestic travelling. Something you must carry with you is a face mask! We will do another post when the borders open up, and the world is ready to engage with itself.
Small Good Lockdown Essentials
For the safety and protection of our peers, travelling with a face mask is a must. Not the ones used in conjunction with a beauty regime. We must travel with a face mask to stop the spread of the coronavirus. You can use a face mask in your outfit’s colour palette to jazz up your look. That way, you can add some personality to your look.
Hand sanitiser is always essential. It would be in my bag even if the world weren’t going through a pandemic because of the number of germs I contact daily. Hand sanitiser keeps my hands safe when on public transport or using doors to shops. It is essential because sometimes I forget where my hands have been. This can cause germs to enter my mouth if I eat or have bad habits, such as biting my nails. Always have hand sanitiser on hand!
With globalisation pushing our world to new technological heights daily, I use my bank cards increasingly. However, there are still emergencies where cash is king—for example, using a cab for nights out with friends. Going to the hairdresser or getting your nails done. A wise proverb from my mother is never to leave the house without at least £5 cash. It seems small, but £5 can get you out of an emergency.
In the Bag
Leaving the house with a bag is always best, depending on the errands I must complete during my day. I always wonder what I’ll find. I often leave the house to buy sugar and return with bread and cakes. I’m always looking for deals as a fashion consumer. I have experience working in retail, and only employees know when items will go on sale. So it’s always best practice to be prepared by choosing your essential bag effectively.
I have discussed the benefits of ‘pen-ing’ your thoughts onto paper before, and my stance on this has stayed the same. Noting ideas down makes them permanent. You can’t focus on the little things that amuse you when you are out and about. Carry a notepad and pen, and see the fantastic things you can relive without using cellular device storage.
Ensuring you stay nourished and hydrated throughout the day is difficult when travelling. Snacks are essential! Not only for those times when you feel peckish, but it is a money saver! Try leaving your house with a Tupperware of fruit or something dry, and you won’t buy anything. Trust me.
You can always carry a scent. Suppose you are doing heavy travelling, which encompasses standing close to strangers. In that case, sweat will linger and infuse with your natural scent. Carry some light body spray or perfume to touch yourself up during the day and keep you smelling fresh.
Ready For The Day
Have you ever charged your phone before you head out, and your battery is at 24%? The struggle is real, but luckily for you, I’ve been scarred one too many times to go without this essential. Portable charges are the best thing if you’re busy and have many errands to run. I recommend getting one primarily because Apple is known to slow down old iPhones with some of their software updates.
None of us wakes up in the morning thinking we’ll have a tuna sandwich; it just happens to be what we want when we walk into the supermarket. Breath fresheners are lockdown essentials. Mints are easier on the stomach than gum, so I opt for the former. However, both are better than nothing.
With the future in the government’s hands, it is still being determined when we will see each other again. The only thing I hope and wish for you is that you stay safe and healthy. Be sure to use this guide above to be prepared for almost anything.
Sama is the Editor in Chief of SSEDITORIAL Magazine. She currently oversees the creative direction of the magazine after ending her role as Runway Director to develop the SSEDITORIAL RUNWAY division. When Sama is not leading the team. She likes to contribute, primarily to the high fashion section of the magazine.