Whether you call it a purse, a bag, a handbag, a shoulder bag, or a backpack I promise you there are great ways to make those things more functional! Saving you time and your back! But first a classic purse joke…
“As the bus pulled away, I realized I had left my purse under the seat. Later, I called the company and was relieved that the driver had found my bag.
When I went to pick it up, several off-duty bus drivers surrounded me. One man handed me my pocketbook, two typewritten pages and a box containing the contents of my purse.
“We’re required to inventory lost wallets and purses,” he explained. “I think you’ll find everything there.”
As I started to put my belongings back into the pocketbook, the man continued, “I hope you don’t mind if we watch. Even though we all tried, none of us could fit everything into your purse – and we’d like to see just how you do it.”
Right?! How many of you have purses like that? Well, let’s fix that. Here’s the help you need.
See through is the best. In a pinch, you can start with ziplock baggies. The freezer bags with zipper are very durable. Upgrade to other bags as you find them. I see them all the time at Pier One, Walmart, Sephora, Hallmark, and more.
If you’re looking for a purse that you can swap out for a new look, search interchangeable shell in google or amazon for best results. Aren’t those just the most fun? I think I could collect more but I am a minimalist at heart.
You don’t have to use all the tips you see here. Just grab the one you like best. Whether it’s dumping it out into a box now and again or swapping out the shell of the purse for a new look. If you’re stressing yourself out trying to be organized then it’s really not serving you well.
And on that note, another funny:
A lady lost her handbag during a day of shopping. It was found by an honest little boy and returned to her. Looking in her purse, she commented, “Hmmm… That’s funny. When I lost my bag there was a $20 bill in it. Now there are twenty singles.” The boy quickly replied, “That’s right, lady. The last time I found a lady’s purse, she didn’t have change for a reward.”
Suzanna Kaye is a professional organizer and owner of Spark! Organizing, LLC.
She has special experience with organization for office, financial, ADD/ADHD, elderly, disabled, overwhelmed and special needs. With the belief that cluttered people are some of the most creative and interesting people she knows, she loves working with her clients in a supportive and loving environment. For more information about Suzanna visit our about us page, email info@SparkOrganizing.com or call 321-234-5499.
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