Are you constantly (frantically) searching through your purse or bag to find things? Can you never find the stamp card for your favorite store? Do you have to get out a flashlight to see the deep, dark, inner depths of your bag?
If answered yes to any of the above, take a look at these quick and simple tips for keeping your purse, bag, murse, diaper bag, laptop bag, etc. organized and stress free.
MAKEUP: Let’s get real ladies, how much do we really need to carry around? Do you really need the entire contents of a department store makeup counter? Life will go on if you can’t fix your eyeshadow. Or your cheeks. Or your whatever
RECEIPTS: If one is really important (a big purchase, tax purposes, potential for return) immediately fold it up and put it in your wallet. If it’s for anything else, either tell the cashier you don’t need it OR toss it on your way out the door.
CHANGE: Those coins can really weigh you down. If you use cash frequently, empty out your coin pouch once a week.
ID AND CARDS: Make copies of everything in your wallet and keep it in a secure location. This so important in case anything is ever lost or stolen. Don’t depend on your memory to remember everything in your wallet in a time of high stress.
SIZE MATTERS: I love me a big handbag. It’s true, I’ll admit it. But the bigger bag, the more space to toss random things. If you feel like you can’t control yourself or be super disciplined about keeping unnecessary things out of your bag, use a smaller one!
WEEKLY CLEAN-OUTS: Yep, you heard me. Once a week pull everything out, toss what you don’t need and put back. If follow these rules, this process will take you mere moments. And it will also ensure a rogue apple doesn’t die a smelly death at the bottom of your Kate Spade.