Someone just asked about the rule for bring versus take.
The general guideline is to use bring when something is being moved closer and to use take when something is being moved farther away. Sometimes, though, either word could be used just as well.
- Ben brought a friend home from school today.
- Lucy takes her blanket with her when she goes outside.
- Take a credit card with you when you travel to Seattle.
- Please bring that chair in here from the dining room.
Source: Capital Community College’s Guide to Grammar and Writing