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Welcome back to 30 Days To An Organized Home (also known as 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.
Think clarity, freedom and order…
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7 thoughts on “Day 22: Organize Your Bag”
Done, nice to have a lighter bag after getting rid of extra stuff
Our group decisions are as follows:
Organize your purse, tote, man-bag, briefcase, satchel, book-bag, or whatever generally accompanies you when you’re out and about.
Empty everything out of your bag
De-clutter your wallet of old receipts, decrepit photos, loyalty cards for places you rarely visit, business cards, random papers, credit or store cards you don’t need, and any other random items.
Neatly put back into your bag only the items you need, such as the following:
Wallet: ID, driver’s license or state ID, credit cards, medical device identification card, medical insurance card etc; Keys [only carry house & car keys); Cell phone; Small make-up purse (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 or spare set of prescription glasses; Hand cream; Mints; Pen and notebook; Pocket calendar; Aspirins or pain medication; Water bottle; Current class material; Small change purse; Envelope for receipts; Eye glass case
To keep your purse or bag organized we suggest you use Kangaroo Keeper or similar inserts.
I did this when I did my glove box. I still clean out my purse every Friday. I have sections for everything and it’s working.
Our group decisions are as follows: Note: Keep copies at home of the cards & IDs that are in your wallet. Since you’re already cleaning out your bag, photocopy these, so you’ll know whom to call and what to cancel if the originals are lost
Key to Success: A slim key-chain wallet works double time, holding both your keys & your most used items: driver’s license, debit card, one or two credit cards, work ID, insurance card, & cash. It’ll make switching bags or making a quick purchase a breeze.
Essential Items to Carry in a Clutch
When space is at a premium, limit your purse essentials to just the basic necessities.
• Credit card or cash
• Driver’s license or ID
• Cell phone
• Lip gloss/lip stick
• Small pack of Kleenex
Essential Items to carry in a Handbag or Shoulder bag
What things should you keep in your daytime purse?
• A wallet with ID, credit cards, cash, and health insurance cards
• Hairbrush or small comb
• Cell phone
• Lip gloss/lipstick
• A pen
• Hand sanitizer
• A small notepad
• Eyeglasses or sunglasses (in a case)
If you keep your purse to these few items, your shoulders, neck, and back will thank you.
Essential Items to Carry in a Tote
• small notebook
• a small bottle of water in the summer
• small umbrella
• ink pen
• cardigan or light sweater on colder days
Done! Crazy what lurks in the depths of “the bag”!
My bag is now clean, compact and concise! Yay!
There is something about my handbag! In the past whenever I have felt life is out on control I empty my handbag all over the table and sort it out. Once done I feel I am ready for the next challenge! Love it!