So we all have our preferences for tools etc, but what about the random non window stuff we carry that can make a day on the job go a lot easier? Heres some things I carry that might help you, and hopefully I can gleam some ideas from you guys. Large bulldog clip- For reciepts. Smaller and easier then using a folder and if you always put the new one on the top, they will stay in order. Post it notes- Very useful for leaving notes for customers and the like. Stash of pens- The more the merrier as they dry out. Quotes and everything else you use a pen for. Notepads- Useful for quotes, and also I have a ringbound one that I use just for traffic wardens..."Window cleaning at #34 front and back". Mints- When meeting a customer its good to freshen up. Altoids are my favourites. Deodorant- I often quote when all the work is done, and after a hard working day I don't want to meet a customer stinking, so a quick 'shower in a can' is useful. Toilet paper- You just never know when you might need it. 3in1 Oil (spray)- Use this on the ladder brackets every few days and it will save you a lot of time...they will spin quickly. Avoid WD40 as it is **** on moving parts as it gunks up. First aid kit- Essential. Get a 1-10 person hse compliant one: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-10-Pers...019?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item1c48f3c30b It comes with a selection of plasters in it but stock up on a box of super strong ones and stick them in it as theres not that many and they are the most common used item. Stick a set of tweezers in there too for splinters. Gerber/Leatherman multitool (plier style)- Worth keeping in the van if you for all the little emergency repairs, tinkering, bottle opening, etc. ...or even better Tool kit- The most simplest of tool kits can get you out of trouble, and may even earn you money if you get asked for a quick canyoujust. Tool box, hammer, stanley knife, multibit screwdriver, flat pry bar, adjustable spanner, pump pliers, mole grips, putty knife, caulk gun, 19mm wood chisel, roll of duck tape, and an 18v battery hammer drill ....and you have the makings of a great tool kit for most jobs. Glue- For when you get a visit from frank... Get a few different types and learn when and how to use them. Gorilla glue, UHU, and super glue should help you with most problems that arise. Glues like gripfill are great, but tubes have a tendancy to burst inside your van on a hot day so I don't recommend it ...I speak from experience. Bike lock- Some of the gear we use can like pressure washers etc can be expensive, and its not always practical to load things back into the van when you go to lunch. So to keep the opportunist thief away, I lock my pressure washer up, or sometimes I just lock it to the bottom of my ladder, so it will make a lot of noise if they try half inching it. Still make sure its in the back garden though as its just an extra measure, not something to be relyed on. The best prevention is to stop them seeing it in the first place. I'm sure there are more I have missed, but hopefully this will give some folk/noobs some ideas.