You don’t always know where your night may end up. But in those cases where you know you’ll be sleeping over, it’s best to make some preparations. They’re not necessary but they make the hassle of sleeping at someone else’s house far more comfortable. Trust me, these are some tried and- tested tips for staying over:
1. Bring Makeup Remover.
If anything, have it for the next morning. I can’t tell you how happy you will be to quickly rub off the smeared mascara and eyeliner. You’ll feel fresh as a daisy can still wearing the clothes from the night before.
2. Bring Hair Stuff.
Sometimes you get lucky and the guy has girl roommates. But don’t hold your breath. If you’re anything like me, your head needs to be tamed in the morning and it can be mega frustrating when you can’t brush your damn hair.
3. Bring a Toothbrush.
This one should have five stars beside it because it is maybe the most useful. You can finger-brush or chew all the gum in the world, but nothing substitutes a real toothbrush.
4. Wear Sensible Shoes.
There’s nothing wrong with the stride of pride in a pair of killer heels, but if you have something you need to do the next day, bring shoes that work. Also, if you end up going to breakfast or hitting a farmer’s market with said guy, you’ll be so happy you’re comfortable.
5. Bring a Clean Pair.
Seriously. Dirty underwear is a day-ruiner.
6. Bring a Phone Charger.
If you don’t know what type of phone this guy has (if it’s a Blackberry, dump him) you should prepare to bring a charger. Maybe you’re not going home right away, or maybe you need to call a cab, either way having a charged phone is a must.
Bring some cash for a cab or emergency. This one is just a life lesson in general. My mother always told me to make sure I had $20 on me at all times. I swear it will never fail you.
Like I said, none of these are necessary. But why not bring out a few items in a little bag? You scored big last night and you want to feel as awesome as possible.