Some days, motherhood can feel like an episode of Survivor. You’ve been deserted, challenged and let down by your tribe, and you may even find yourself scrounging for food. While the inevitable illnesses, rush-hour traffic and job pressures make avoiding these desperate days impossible, there are ways to ensure that your life runs smoothly the majority of the time. By stocking your home, car and handbag with these nine must-have products—and remembering to restock when you start to run low—you’ll be ready for whatever comes your way. Plus, you’ll save valuable time and money.