I'm about to change your life. Are you ready?
While I can't give you a magical carpet bag like Mary Poppins, I can show you how to organize your purse in such a way that it's going to blow your mind.
I'm going to show you not only how to organize your bag but also how to change it out quickly.
You know those free with purchase little bags from the makeup counter? Makeup bags, pencil cases, cute little coin purses, I use those to sort my items. My pink coin purse has my medications, Tylenol, a band-aid. My pencil case houses my readers. A bag for chargers and cables, another for makeup. Another pencil bag for pens and pencils.
Are you getting the idea?
This means that I don't have any loose items in my purse. No annoying tiny items floating in the darkness creating a black hole of trash. My assistant puts a sandwich bag in hers for actual trash, a Walmart bag for wet things, and an envelope for receipts. This makes moving from bag to bag a breeze.
If you can't remember what's in each bag, find those clear bags. I've seen them in the travel section and makeup sections of stores like Walmart, Target, Dollar Tree. Or use fun labels. They can be embroidered on if you want to get fancy.
I know that I like to have my lip gloss handy so all of my purses have a handy little pocket either on the front, side, or just inside that can hold my gloss. I look for this function on all of the purses I buy now. I also like to have a little interior zipper pouch. Making sure all of my purses can function in this way frees me up to make other decisions because the decision of how to organize a purse is basically once and done now.
I've got a blog post you can check out here about the wait and see bin. This time we're talking about my purse bin! Here's where I collect things that I've put in my purses but don't necessarily want in the purse I'm transferring to. For example, this travel-sized hairspray. I don't actually use hairspray but I keep thinking I'm going to start. Thus, I have it on hand and move it from bag to bag as the mood hits.
Umbrellas are essential in the summer for Orlando. However, not in the winter.
As the purse bin fills, I purge. Removing items that have traveled to the bin and need to be put away and simply editing what I haven't used in a year. Alas, this is usually the hairspray that I end up buying again. It's mostly random stuff.
I use this over and over again by putting an empty bin next to my purse bin. Grab a trash can, and empty my purse into the empty bin. Now I sort. Trash into the trash. Items I know I'm not going to use again, like my rain hat, I set aside to put back where it belongs. Items I know are for my purse I put in the purse bin. Then I load what's left into the new bag.
Putting my lip gloss in my special pocket I'm ready to go.
Another quick change secret I utilize is purses with shells that change. You can find these on Amazon, search Miche Bag to see the one I'm using. Thirty-One Bags also sells one... or did.
I hope this inspired and helped you! Let me know in the comments if you do this. I'd love to see pics of your organized purse!
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.
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