By Basic Organization team member Tracy Wells.
Let me ask you a question about purses. Do you think men are curious about the contents of a women’s purse? After all, they just carry around a stack of cards and some cash. What exactly do we carry? I bet men wonder why we need such big bags. How about you? Do you wonder where your keys are sometime? Are they buried at the bottom of your purse along with your cell phone?
Want a better solution than trying to struggle each time you need your keys or cell phone? Where is a pen and some paper when you need those too? Well what exactly do you have in your purse? When was the last time you organized it? Maybe today is good day to do that. If you want to accomplish just one small organizing project this month let this be it!
I’m here to give you some tips on how to lighten your load! I’m going to share with you one thing that has helped me tremendously in organizing my purse. I have many small cosmetic pouches in different colors and patterns on the inside of my purse. This way when I open my purse and look for what I need I have a pouch for that item. If it will help you than label each bag because eventually you will remember by sight what is in each bag. Give it some time but try it. Even if you only use a few bags you should try this simple system. Here are some suggestions for interior bags:
- coin change/gift cards
- store receipts
- portable toothbrush/floss/rinse
- cell phone
- car keys
- feminine hygiene/first aid-bandaids/nail file-clippers
- pens/small size pocket notebook
- misc…feel free to do as many or as few bags as possible.