Is your purse your third arm that somehow always feels heavy and causes you to have back pain? Tweezers? Checked. Plasters? Checked. Laptop? Checked. Lip gloss? Checked. Book? Checked. Juice? Checked. Phone? Checked. Keys? Checked. Pink lipstick? Checked. I know the convenience of having everything with you just in case you need it, but the truth is that carrying a couple of kilograms on one side everyday is not best for you. The uglier truth is that most of the things you carry around with you, you carry pointlessly. Check what is in my bag.
Everything Has a Place
Simple yet so troublesome at times. Instead of throwing everything to your bag find a place/compartment for each necessary item you have to have in your bag. Keys, if you can close your bag, should be somewhere easy to reach for rather than at the bottom of your bag. The same goes for phone, tissues etc.
Bag Organiser Inserts
If you still find that you need way more things in your bag it can be tricky to keep everything organised and find a place for each thing. To help and keep your bag tidier buy a bag organiser insert. One of the inserts travels with me and helps to keep my underwear neatly in the suitcase.
Make Up Bag
I am saying a huge ‘Hell No’ to random make up products opening and damaging my bag. Pop in to any shop with health and beauty products and buy a small and light make up bag. Save yourself the time and frustration of looking when you are trying to quickly refresh your make up during the date when he has popped off to the restroom.
Check What You Need
As often as you need! I check my bag daily. It takes me a minute but every evening I am making sure I am ready for the next day. Just because I needed red lipstick a week ago for date night it does not mean I have to carry it with me for the next month, especially if on a daily basis I am using a pink one.
It’s a Purse Not a Suitcase
As the name suggests it is a purse so why do you need a book, magazine, comb, hair brush, and an extra pair of tights. If you are a mum you probably also can find a nappy or a toy too. Ruthlessly check what you need and what can wait for you at home. Realistically how many of us can find the time to read a book and a magazine during a commute to work?
It’s a Purse Not a Bin
Rubbish goes straight to the bin, and recipes and change you need go straight to your wallet.
What are your ways to keep your purse neat?