As part of BlogHer's Life Well Lived program, we were asked:
What are the biggest issues you have in keeping your purse organized and neat and what is the best advice you have to keep your purse neat and orderly? What 3 things in your purse are must haves and what 3 could you live without?
I seriously love my purse. It's huge, it has compartments, and holds anything and everything I think I may need. I love it even more because it cost me $2 at a yard sale.
So my advice? Get a bigger purse. And spend as little on it as possible.
This is where I lose my self-respecting girl status: I don't care if it matches, I won't change purses depending on the event, and I will use my purse until it falls apart.
- Work i.d.
- Aleve (because I also keep a bottle at home and at work)
- Cell phone (only because I still remember a time I didn't have one)
- Blackberry (because I have...but it was really, really hard!)
This may not sound very organized, but to me, it completely is. I keep my grocery list (and my calendar) in my Blackberry so that I'm sure not to forget it when I go grocery shopping. My purse even has a pen holder, which comes in very handy. In a pinch, the girls can play games on my cell phone if they're bored. I can hold my sister's cell phone or my daughter's wallet when they want their hands free. I can usually find a quarter in there if I have to feed a parking meter. I can even fit the junk mail to shred at work in my behemoth bag.
Things I don't keep in my purse:
- Make-up (again, losing girl points)
- Receipts (once I take a glance, I recycle fairly routinely)
- Camera (still or Flip, I always forget the camera, which ends up being okay)
If you'd rather not carry your weight in your purse, check out BlogHer's Life Well Lived post on purse organization. And enter the sweepstakes for $250. How much of that $250 would end up in your purse?