A Kit to Save Your Caboodle

Posted by Kristin Arnold on April 29, 2008

In the April 2008 issue, Meetings & Conventions magazine reported on Personality Hotels’ “Emergency Resources Kit” – given free for planners who book meeting space at certain properties. The article then suggests that “other planners might want to create their own.”

Whether you are a meeting planner, team leader or facilitator, carry your own caboodle of supplies. Here’s my list that I keep stuffed in a briefcase/bag, ready to go for my next meeting:

  • Advil, Tylenol or other pain remedies.
  • Alcohol swabs
  • Bandages (especially finger band aids!)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Kleenex tissues
  • Low tack masking tape (drafting or painter’s tape)
  • Marking pens (Watercolor & Dry Erase)
  • Mints, candy, gum, cough drops
  • Name tags/name tents
  • Index cards
  • Paper clips
  • Post-it flags
  • Post-it notes
  • Post-it correction tape
  • Power strip and/or extension cord
  • Push pins or upholstery “T” pins
  • Rubber bands
  • Scisssors
  • Shout wipes or a Tide pen
  • Stapler and staples
  • Straight edge ruler
  • Tape measure/level
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • 3 Prong adapter

Question: Do you keep a fully stocked kit that will save your caboodle in a pinch?

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