# Useful items
Useful items to have
There are several things I always want to have around either because they have multi-purpose uses, or I use them so often. Here is my list of essential everyday items. My husband was surprised when he found out I had one of these in my classroom. He said, “You teach them French. How do they hurt themselves conjugating verbs?” I had to tell him that I had at least two people every day ask me for a band aid, and I have learned not to ask too many questions. Every house needs basic first aid items which for me are band aids, antibiotic cream, and Benadryl spray to relieve the itch from bug bites. Because I don’t pick my feet up much when I run, trail races require a med kit because my feet will find every root and rock out there. I have fallen so often that my friends ask me if I brought the med kit if we are running trails.