My purse can get quite messy and I’m pretty tired of it! I found a way to manage all the things that I believe to be necessary and a way to organize it.
But first let’s talk purse size and style. My go-to purse style is usually a tote because I can fit a lot of things into this kind of purse that I normally couldn’t with other kinds of purses. And I have to have a huge purse because I carry a lot of things. I tried doing the tiny purse thing or even just a regular sized purse and I couldn’t. I found myself being limited in bringing things when going out because of the size restriction. So I went back to big purses as my must-haves.
As of now, I am rocking a black tote bag from JustFab.com called Lovesome.
This bag was also mentioned in my February 2016 Favorites!
All the things I carry in my purse, I believe to be necessary, but it’s a lot. So if I must have all these things in my purse, I might as well try to organize it to the best of my ability.
I have found that I have a lot of little things that can be put in pouches (aka cosmetic bags, [cute] pencil pouches). I have a total of 3 pouches in my bag that carry my little stuff and that way its contained and not spread throughout my purse.
It makes it so much easier to keep organized and that way I know where my things are at all times and I don’t have to go digging through my purse (or worse, dumping everything out) just to find my chapstick.
Of course, I also go through my purse once a week to make sure I didn’t put any junk in it. But the way it’s organized, it’s very easy for me to spot if there is something that I need to take out or doesn’t belong in my purse. I highly recommend quickly scanning your purse every week to keep any junk that doesn’t belong out and that way your purse remains clutter-free. It usually takes me 2 minutes max. Having small pouches to contain all my smaller items is the system that has worked for me, I’m not saying it will work for everyone. But if you’re like me and have a huge purse with a lot of smaller items, give this kind of organizing a try!
I will be making another post with all my purse essentials soon and go into detail about what is actually in my pouches.
Have a blessed week!