30-Day Organize-athon | Day 22: Declutter Your Bag

30-Day Organize-athon 22

Welcome to the 30-Day Organize-athon!

In today’s 5 minutes we’re going to organize your purse, tote, man-bag, briefcase, satchel, book-bag, or whatever generally accompanies you when you’re out and about. I’m just gonna call it a bag for now. Smile

Think clarity, freedom and order

Day 22: Organize Your Bag

Step 1: Empty everything out of your bag.

Step 2: Neatly put back into your bag only those items you need, such as your:

  • Wallet
  • Keys
  • Cell phone
  • Small make-up purse (ideally you’ll just have some basics – a neutral lipstick or lip balm, mascara, mirror, small bottle of fragrance)
  • Small tissue pack
  • Small, light umbrella (I walk a lot so I always keep one in my bag)
  • Sunglasses
  • Tampons
  • Hand cream
  • Mints
  • Pen and notebook.

Step 3: Be sure to toss out all the handbag clutter, including:

  • Floating tissues
  • Unneeded receipts
  • Ancient mints and gum
  • Loose coins
  • Random pens
  • Paper scraps
  • Accumulated hair accessories
  • Indecipherable notes
  • Icky make-up.

And you’re done!

Got an Extra 5 Minutes?

Declutter one of these:

  1. Declutter your wallet of old receipts, decrepit photos, loyalty cards for places you rarely visit (your wallet real estate is precious!), business cards, random papers, credit or store cards you don’t need (destroy with care), and any other random crap.
  2. Declutter your keyring of keys you don’t need. If you’ve forgotten what keys are for, put them on a separate ‘mystery’ keyring for later investigation. If you’re always fumbling for keys, arrange them in order of use – eg, car, garage, mailbox, top lock, bottom lock.
  3. Declutter your make-up purse of excess cosmetics, as well anything prehistoric, old-fashioned or funky smelling.

How liberating does that feel!

The 30-Day Organize-athon Mantra

Move fast. Don’t overthink. Let it go!

Start the 5-minute timer now.

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See you tomorrow!

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Michele | Get Organized Gal

Michele is into writing, books, simplicity, love, TV, productivity, and staying thin in a world of chocolate.

124 thoughts on “30-Day Organize-athon | Day 22: Declutter Your Bag

  1. Yvonne says:

    I do this weekly. I think it was your site that suggested doing so? It lifts my soul when I clear out my bag and purse.

  2. Karalyn says:

    Went away for easter so now have a couple of tasks to catch up on. Did this one to go away so easy this one!! Done .. 🙂

  3. Deirdre says:

    I just bought a new purse to go with my new Easter dress this weekend, so my purse is cleaned out and organized. Including my planner and wallet!

  4. Lauren says:

    Done. This one changed my life during the weekly missions so it’s been fairly clean ever since but it was time to dump out receipts and change!

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