Thursday, August 16, 2018

How I Organize My Purse

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Happy Thursday! Sometimes when I'm laying in bed trying to fall asleep, I come up with ideas for blog posts. I absolutely love sharing outfit inspiration and our travel adventures here on the blog but I want to include more "how I" posts where I show y'all how I tackle an everyday task, issue, problem, etc. I always love finding out about other people's "life hacks" so I want to share mine as well. I have shared "How I Go Four Days Without Washing My Hair" earlier this year and I got so much good feedback from my friends in real life who tried some of my tips. 

So today, I'm going to share my second installment of "how I" and tell y'all all about how I organize my purse. This is something I just recently mastered (within the last three months). My purse has chronically been an absolute hot mess because I have to carry all of the things with me wherever I go! I am always prepared, lol. But really, I am. When someone I work with needs something, they know to come to my first because I probably have it in my bag. When I discover something that I need (or someone has asked me for) and I don't have it, I always make a note of it in my phone and then add it to my bag when I get home. For example, stevia is the only sweetener so I realized that I need to carry some packet of it with me as well. 

But, the need to carry everything but the kitchen sink, can lead to an extremely messy purse situation. In today's post, I am going to walk you through what's inside of my bag and how I keep it organized on a regular basis. Bonus: my tricks also help making switching your purse even easier!

W H A T ' S  I N  M Y  P U R S E

1. W A L L E T | I have been carrying a Hobo wallet for years and this Lauren one I've had for over a year. Besides some normal wear on the leather, it's in perfect condition! I love a big wallet and this one can even hold my checkbook when I need to bring it with me. So many different compartments and tons of space. I love it!

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2. K E Y  R I N G | Of course, we all carry around keys but do you have an O-Ring from O-Venture yet?! Every woman needs one of these, especially moms! First of all, it makes finding your keys when they are inside your bag so much faster! Secondly, you can slide this on your wrist when you need to be hands free but didn't bring with your purse with you. One of the best inventions ever.

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3. P L A N N E R | This is something that I just recently added to my bag this month. I've always used a planner but a much larger one that took up too much space and weighed my bag down. But I always need to have my planner with me. Keeping tracking of dates on my phone just isn't the same for me. I need to write them down on a physical calendar to be able to keep up. I found this adorable purse friendly (but not too tiny because there's still plenty of space to write in it) one that I hope is going keep me organized this year!

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4. F I R S T  A I D  S U P P L I E S | This pouch isn't anything fancy; it's just a leftover Ipsy bag that I found laying around. Well, I put it to good use! Ever since becoming a mom, I have discovered the importance of having first aid supplies (and wipes) with you at all times. My husband is also a safety manager so he makes sure we are well stocked and well prepared for a first aid situation. I stuff this little pouch with: band aids, hydro-cortisone, antibacterial wipes, fingernail clippers, tiny scissors, ibuprofen, Benedryl, alcohol wipes, antibiotic cream, and tweezers. If you don't already have a first aid kit in your bag or car, I would definitely recommend creating one or buying one.

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5. C L E A R  P O U C H | So, this is where you will see where I keep all of the things. But, before I talk about what I keep in it, I must tell you why I needed a solution. My bag was always a mess. Random stuff scattered everywhere. Things stuffed into every pocket. Changing purses was literally a chore! I randomly had the idea of getting a makeup pouch to shove all of the little, loose stuff into so that it would be easy to switch purses so I went online to Target and discovered CLEAR makeup pouches. The perfect solution! I can throw all of my random purse must-haves into this clear pouch while staying organized, still being able to see what I have (even better actually), and I can change my purse in 30 seconds or less! I also don't leave behind random stuff in my bags anymore... because I used to have at least five purses with random lip glosses, gum, and receipts in them.

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A lot of stuff fits into this clear makeup pouch! I'm able to fit toothpicks, lotion, a mini granola bar, a hairbrush, deodorant, gum, hair ties, tooth brush, tooth paste, compact, eyeliner, body spray, hand sanitizer, packets of stevia, hair clips, three lipsticks, mascara, sunscreen, two lip glosses, and mints in to this pouch with even a little room to spare (when I think of something else that I absolutely must carry around with me in my bag). 


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My purse is more organized than it ever has been and I'd like to give all of the credit to that clear makeup pouch that changed things around for me! How do you keep your bag organized?!


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